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Seibu Lions 4 – Softbank Hawks 5 (September 20, 2010)

by on Sep.20, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
Softbank 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 X 5 6 0

Attendance: 35072 | Seibu leads series, 14-10-0 | Time: 3:36

Potential Starters: Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 9-5, 3.56 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 8-6, 5.49

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: F9, 2: 1B, 4: 2B
PR-3B Abe, Masahiro 0-for-1 7: SO
PH Sakata, Ryo 0-for-1 9: SO
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 2: F7, 4: F7, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 3: F9, 5: G5, 8: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 2B
PR Asamura, Hideto 0-for-0
RF Hoshi, Hidekazu 0-for-0
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: DP, 8: IBB
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 0-for-3 1: F4, 3: F8, 6: SO
PH-1B Hirao, Hiroshi 0-for-1 8: SO
(LF) Oshima, Hiroyuki 1-for-2 1: f3, 4: 1B
PH-LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-2 6: SO, 8: G6
(3B-2B) Hara, Takuya 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: G1, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G3
PH-C Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-1 7: SO, 9: S3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishii, Kazuhisa, L 5 0/3 86 23 21 5 1 8 1 1 0 2 0 5 2 3.564
Okamoto, Atsushi 1 20 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.320
Onodera, Chikara 1 15 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.062
Sikorski, Brian 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.441
8 131 34 30 6 1 11 3 1 0 2 0 5 2

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 6: F4
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: BB (CS)
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: HBP, 7: F8
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 4: SO, 6: E4, 7: G6
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: f2, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 1-for-2 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G4
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: HR, 6: SO
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: SO
PH Ortiz, Jose 1-for-1, 2 RBI 6: 1B
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis 2 42 11 9 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.696
Katto, Keisuke 1 2/3 29 8 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.961
Morifuku, Masahiko, W 2 1/3 23 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Settsu, Tadashi, H 2 31 8 7 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.324
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 18 5 4 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.632
9 143 39 35 10 2 12 3 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Kataoka flies out to right. Kuriyama walks. Nakajima hits a 2-run homer. Fernandez hits a solo homer. Nakamura walks. Takayama flies out to second. Oshima fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Matsunaka strikes out looking. A run scores on a wild pitch. Kokubo flies out to left.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katto on the mound for Softbank
Oshima hits a single to center. Hara fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Hosokawa grounds out to first, runner on second. Kataoka hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Abe enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kataoka.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Katto.
Kuriyama flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Matsuda hits a solo homer. Tanoue strikes out swinging. Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 2 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Sato takes over in left.
Matsuanaka gets hit by a pitch. Kokubo reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Tamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: A. Okamoto in for K. Ishii.
Petagine walks, bases loaded. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Tanoue, hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Kawasaki flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 8th
Nakajima strikes out swinging. Fernandez hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Asamura. Nakamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Hirao, pinch-hitting for Takayama, strikes out swinging. Sato grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Hara hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uemoto. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Abe, strikes out swinging. Kuriyama hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakajima strikes out swinging.

Notes

Softbank swept the series, 3-0.

The Hawks won their 3rd straight game and are now 74-62-5 (2nd place). ... The Lions dropped their 4th game in a row and are now 76-63-1 (1st place).

Morifuku (SOF) got the win in relief and improved to 3-1.  Mahara (SOF) picked up save number 32. ... K. Ishii (SEI) lost his second straight start and is now 9-6.  He's also now 2-2 in 4 starts against the Hawks.

Fernandez (SEI) has now collected a hit in 9 straight at bats.  That's good for a new franchise record.  The PL record is 10 and the NPB record is 11.

Kataoka (SEI) came out of the game when he injured his right calf while running out a double in the 4th. ... K. Ishii (SEI) hurt his left middle finger when he tried to stop a liner back up the box in the 5th inning.  He was immediately taken out of the game.

Home runs
SEI: Nakajima (19), Fernandez (10)
SOF: Matsuda (19)