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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 (April 27, 2011)

by on Apr.27, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 1-1, 1.98 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 2-0, 0.64

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 12 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

Attendance: 19460 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:00

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 9: 1B (BrO)
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G3, 4: G1, 5: 1B, 6: F8, 9: 1B
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: F8, 5: 1B (SB), 7: G5, 9: 1B
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 5: S7, 7: F8, 9: F7
1B Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-3, 1 R 2: G5, 4: E5, 5: F8
PH-DH Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-1 7: F4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: HBP (BrO), 8: F9
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3 2: F7, 4: HBP (SB), 6: F7, 8: 1B (BrO)
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4 3: G4, 4: L4, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 1-for-4 3: F4, 5: G6, 6: 1B, 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 9 119 31 30 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.191
9 119 31 30 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nippon Ham

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: F7, 8: F8
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 2B (BrO), 9: G4
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: F3, 3: G4, 6: BB, 9: F6
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: f3, 6: DP, 9: f9
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 1: f2, 4: F6, 7: F8
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F7
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3 2: 1B (SB), 5: G5, 7: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-2 2: F8, 5: 1B
PH-C Imanari, Ryota 0-for-1 8: F7
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 8: G6
SS Nakashima, Takuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, L 5 68 23 21 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 1.895
Tadano, Kazuhito 2 45 9 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 16 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hayashi, Masanori 1 18 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.500
9 147 40 36 12 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda grounds out to the pitcher. Uchikawa flies out to center. Cabrera hits a solo homer. Kokubo reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Tamura hits a 2-run homer to left. Matsuda gets hit by a pitch and steals second. Hasegawa lines out to second.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hosokawa grounds out to short. Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Cabrera hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Uchikawa steals second. Kokubo flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Tanaka hits a single to left. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi pops out on a sac bunt attempt. Koyano flies out to left. Inaba fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Nakata hits a single to center. Ono flies out to center. Nakata steals second. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Tadano on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tamura gets hit by a pitch. Matsuda flies out to left. Hasegawa hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hosokawa hits a single to left and Tamura gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Kawasaki walks, bases loaded. Honda flies out to center.

Top of the 9th
Hayashi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: T. Nakashima takes over at short; Imanari is the new catcher.
Hosokawa grounds out to third. Kawasaki hits a single to center. Honda hits an infield single, Kawasaki called out on offensive interference, runner on first. Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Cabrera flies out to left.

Notes

Softbank: This was Houlton's first NPB complete game shutout.  He's also the first Hawk foreigner to toss a complete game shutout since David West on 5/1/1997.

Nippon Ham: M. Takeda's 6-game winning streak against the Hawks came to an end (he hadn't suffered a loss to the Hawks since 9/27/2009).