Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 36193 | Seibu leads series, 14-9-0 | Time: 4:03
Potential Starters: Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 11-8, 3.58 - Kenji Otonari (SOF) 4-8, 4.23
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 3: F9, 4: G6, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 6: G6, 8: G4|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F4, 3: HR, 5: G6, 7: 2B, 9: G5|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||5-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Takeya||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Oshima, Hiroyuki||0-for-1||9: F7|
|(3B)||Hirao, Hiroshi||2-for-3||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: f2|
|PH||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(LF)||Sato, Tomoaki||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: F9, 8: BB|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||1-for-3||2: DP, 4: F5, 6: 1B|
|PH-C||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-1||8: F7|
|Kishi, Takayuki, L||2||29||10||9||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.473|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 5th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: G5, 4: G6, 6: G3, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-5, 2 R||1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B (SB), 5: G4, 6: F6, 7: G1|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: G6, 5: HR, 7: 1B|
|PR-CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-1, 1 R||7: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: HBP, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 3: HBP, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: F9|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G4, 3: F3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|PR-DH||Fukuda, Shuhei||0-for-0, 1 R|
|PH-DH||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-1||8: F7|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G4, 5: DP, 7: 2B|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: DP, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F6, 7: S7|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 7: 2B|
|Otonari, Kenji||2 1/3||44||12||12||6||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.472|
|Kanazawa, Takehito||1 2/3||23||7||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.821|
|Morifuku, Masahiko, W||2||40||10||9||3||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.030|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||21||5||5||2||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.016|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Kataoka hits a solo homer. Kuriyama strikes out looking. Nakajima flies out to second. Fernandez hits a solo homer. Nakamura strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 1st - 3 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Kokubo flies out to center, runners on first and third. Tamura hits a 3-run homer. Petagine grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Kataoka flies out to right. Kuriyama hits an infield single. Nakajima hits a 2-run homer. Fernandez hits a single to left. Nakamura flies out to right. Takayama grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Kawasaki grounds out to third. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Matsunaka grounds out to short, runner on third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Tamura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Petagine flies out to first.
Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Honda grounds out to second. Matsunaka hits a solo homer. Kokubo walks. Tamura hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Petagine hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hasegawa hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 6 hits
Onodera on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at third.
Matsunaka hits an infield single and is replaced by a pinch-runner Kidokoro. Kokubo gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Onodera is ejected for throwing at Kokubo's head.
Pitching change: Fujita in for Onodera.
Tamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Petagine hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Hasegawa hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Osada in for Fujita.
Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Matsuda hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Tanoue hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Kawasaki hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Honda grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Kidokoro strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Takayama strikes out swinging. Hirao hits a single to left. Sato hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hosokwa grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 4th
Hasegawa grounds out to second. Matsuda hits a single to right. Tanoue strikes out swinging while Matsuda steals second and Matsuda continues on to third on a bad throw (E2). Kawasaki grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Kuriyama strikes out swinging. Nakajima grounds out to short. Fernandez hits a single to center. Nakamura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Takayama strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th
Hirao fouls out to the catcher. Sato flies out to right. Hosokawa hits a single to right. Kataoka walks, runners on first and second. Kuriyama grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Matsuda flies out to short. Tanoue hits a double to left. Kawasaki grounds out to first, runner on third. Honda flies out to short.
Top of the 7th
Nakajima hits a double to left. Fernandez hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Takayama strikes out looking. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Hirao, strikes out looking.
The Hawks won their 2nd straight game in a row and are now 73-62-5 (2nd place). ... The Lions dropped their 3rd consecutive game and are now 76-62-1 (1st place).
Morifuku (SOF) got the win in relief and is now 2-1 this season. ... Kishi (SEI) took the loss in relief and is now 9-6 on the year.
Kataoka (SEI) hit another lead-off homer today, his second in as many days and 7th of the season.
Onodera (SEI) was ejected from the game after he hit Kokubo (SOF) in the head in the 7th inning. Onodera is the 5th Pacific League pitcher (10th overall) to be ejected for hitting a batter in the head this year.
Seems both managers were upset with the umps tonight: Koji Akiyama (SOF) was upset with the umps when they didn't check video replays of a shot hit by Kokubo in the 5th inning that went down the left field line [Youtube replay]; and Hisanobu Watanabe (SEI) was upset that Onodera was ejected after a pitch grazed Kokubo's helmet in the 7th [Youtube replay].
SEI: Kataoka (13), Fernandez (9), Nakajima (18)
SOF: Tamura (27), Matsunaka (11)