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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (April 26, 2011)

by on Apr.26, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 0-0, 1.69 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 1-1, 4.80

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 X 3 8 2

Attendance: 22700 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:52

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: F6, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: E7, 3: f7, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: SO
(CF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: f2, 4: BB, 6: L4, 8: G4
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: F7, 9: G5
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: F6
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: DP, 7: F9, 9: F8
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F8, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2 3: F7, 5: G3
PH Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-0 8: 打妨
PR Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, L 8 130 34 29 8 1 7 2 0 3 0 0 3 3 2.250
8 130 34 29 8 1 7 2 0 3 0 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: 2B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 7: f3
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: S1, 8: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-3 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: S5, 8: G1
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F5, 6: G4, 8: f7
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: F8, 7: 1B
PR-LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-1, 1 R 8: f5
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-1 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: S1
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 8 123 31 29 6 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 3.522
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 130 34 32 6 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchikawa walks. Cabrera hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tamura strikes out looking. Oritz hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a solo homer to left. Itoi grounds out to second. Koyano grounds out to short. Inaba hits a single to center. Hoffpauir flies out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Itoi. Koyano hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Inaba hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Hoffpauir grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Nakata hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Murata. Ono hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kaneko grounds out to the pitcher. Tanaka hits an RBI double, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) fouls out to first.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Murata takes over in left.
Matsuda hits a single to center. Matsunaka, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, reaches on defensive interference, runners on first and second. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Kawasaki reaches on a bunt single, bases loaded. Honda strikes out swinging. Uchikawa drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki flies out to short. Honda reaches on a fielding error (E7) and advances to second. Uchikawa fouls out to the catcher. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kokubo grounds out to short. Tamura hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to center.

Bottom of the 2nd
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Koyano flies out to center. Inaba hits a double to right. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Yamazaki is the new catcher.
Itoi strikes out swinging. Koyano hits a single to right. Inaba hits a grounder to the pitcher, everyone's safe on error (E6), runners on first and second. Hoffpauir fouls out to left. Murata fouls out to third.

Notes

Softbank: Despite another solid outing (a 2.25 after three starts), Wada has yet to record a victory this season.

Nippon Ham: Darvish recorded his 1,000th strikeout in the 8th inning (Honda).  This was also his 39th double-digit strikeout game of his career (11th on the all-time list).