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Orix Buffaloes 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 (May 11, 2011)

by on May.11, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chan-Ho Park (ORI) 1-3, 3.71 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 3-1, 1.57

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 6 1
Softbank 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 X 5 11 0

Attendance: 27071 | Softbank leads series, 3-1-1 | Time: 3:04

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: f2, 5: 1B (SB), 7: F7
(RF) Taguchi, So 0-for-3 1: S3, 3: F7, 5: F7, 7: G4
(1B) Hessman, Mike 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 2B, 6: HR, 7: G5
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: G4, 6: G3, 8: f5
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: G6, 8: F8
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F2, 6: BB, 8: F9
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2, 1 R 2: F4, 4: F9, 6: BB
PH Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-1 9: G3
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: G4, 5: G6, 6: 2B
PH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 9: SO
(2B) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-4 3: SO, 5: G5, 6: F9, 9: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Park, Chan-Ho, L 6 79 25 22 7 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 4 4.133
Yoshino, Makoto 2/3 16 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.842
Nishikawa, Masato 1 20 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Anan, Toru 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.714
8 122 35 32 11 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 5 5

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: f5, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: G6 (SB)
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S2, 3: 1B, 6: 3B, 7: 2B
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: F7, 6: 2B, 7: SO
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: SO
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: F9, 6: F3, 8: G5
1B Morimoto, Satoru 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G6, 4: F7, 6: HR, 8: 1B
(CF) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G3, 5: 1B, 6: G6
PH Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-1 8: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(LF) Nakamura, Akira 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: S1, 7: G5, 8: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 1-for-3 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 6 109 27 23 6 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.077
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
9 147 36 32 6 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Park on the mound for Orix
Fukuda hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakamura. Hosokawa strikes out looking. Kawasaki hits an RBI double to right and gets thrown out trying to stretch the double into a triple.

Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hessman hits a solo homer to left. T-Okada grounds out to first. Baldiris grounds out to short. Kitagawa walks. Obiki walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Yamasaki flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Park on the mound for Orix
Honda hits a triple to center. Matsuda hits an RBI double to left. Cabrera grounds out to short. Kokubo flies out to first. Tamura hits a 2-run homer to right. Fukuda grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Nakamura grounds out to third. Hosokawa hits a single to center. Kawasaki grounds out to short, runner on first. Kawasaki steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Honda hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Nishikawa in for Yoshino.
Matsuda strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Taguchi. Hessman strikes out swinging. T-Okada flies out to left.

Bottom of the 1st
Park on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsuda grounds out to second, runner on third. Cabrera walks, runners on first and third. Kokubo grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hessman hits a double to center. T-Okada grounds out to second, runner on third. Baldiris walks, runners on first and third. Kitagawa flies out to the catcher. Obiki flies out to right.

Top of the 5th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Suzuki grounds out to short. Yamasaki grounds out to third. Sakaguchi hits a single to center and steals second. Taguchi flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th
Nishikawa on the mound for Orix
Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kokbuo grounds out to third. Tamura hits a single to center. Uchikawa, pinch-hitting for Fukuda, hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Uchikawa.
Pitching change: Anan in for Nishikawa.
Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Notes

Tee performed before the game as part of the Asahi Super Dry Live Pop Hawks.

Orix: The Buffaloes set a new record for number of games to start a season without consecutive wins (26 games). ... Hessman's homer in the 6th was his first in Japan.

Softbank: After losing his first start of the season, Houlton has gone 4-0 in 4 starts.