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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (April 19, 2011)

by on Apr.19, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 0-1, 9.00 - Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 0-0, 2.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 8 14 1
Orix 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 1

Attendance: 8824 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:28

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 3 R 1: BB (SB), 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: BB, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: S1
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-2, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: BB, 3: HR, 4: 1B (SB), 7: HBP, 8: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: F9, 4: L6, 7: 1B (BrO), 8: 1B
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: L6, 7: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-5 1: G3, 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F4, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: S3, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3 2: F5, 4: F9, 6: S5, 8: 1B
PR-SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1, 1 R 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 8 119 29 26 4 0 8 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.800
Obispo, Wirfin 0/3 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 54.000
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 26 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000
9 154 35 30 5 0 10 4 0 1 1 0 2 2

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G3, 8: SO
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-3 1: S3, 3: 1B, 6: E4, 8: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 9: BB
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: SO, 6: DP, 9: BB
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-4 1: f2, 4: F4, 7: F8, 9: F8
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: SO, 7: DP, 9: 1B
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-4 2: F6, 5: F7, 8: G4, 9: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-2 3: F9, 5: SO, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kisanuki, Hiroshi, L 6 112 29 24 8 1 7 3 0 2 0 0 5 5 4.200
Takamiya, Kazuya 2 49 13 10 6 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 7.364
Kamoshida, Takashi 1 18 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 179 45 37 14 1 13 4 1 3 0 0 8 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Tanaka walks. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging as Tanaka steals second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Koyano strikes out looking. Inaba hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hoffpauir grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. T-Okada grounds out to first, runner on second. Kitagawa fouls out to the catcher.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) walks. Itoi hits a 2-run homer. Koyano flies out to right. Inaba strikes out swinging. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Nakata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Kaneko flies out to right. Tanaka hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI infield single, runner on second advances to third on throwing error (E6), runners on first and third. Itoi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Koyano lines out to short.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Takamiya on the mound for Orix
Itoi gets hit by a pitch. Koyano hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Inaba hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, Koyano gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. Nakata strikes out swinging. Ono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th -  2 runs, 3 hits
Takamiya on the mound for Orix
Kaneko hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Iiyama. Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Itoi walks to load the bases. Koyano hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Inaba strikes out looking. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Obispo on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto walks. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Obispo.
Kitagawa flies out to center. Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch. Lee strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Itoi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
K. Kaneko flies out to right. Sakaguchi strikes out looking. Moriyama hits an infield single. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Ono hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kaneko. Tanaka flies out to center. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking.

Notes

Nippon Ham: Darvish topped out at 148km/h; he also mixed in a curve in the 90km/h range. ... Yang (Yoh) has now hit safely in 4 straight games. ... Nakata finally recorded his first hit of the year (a single to center) in his 20th trip to the plate in the 4th inning. ... Inaba became the 49th player in NPB history to collect 3,000 total bases with his single in the first inning. ... Itoi has hit a homer in two straight games (2nd time in his career). ... The Fighters, as a team, have hit at least one homer in each of their 6 games so far this season.