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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (May 12, 2011)

by on May.12, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 0-2, 2.75 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 3-1, 3.03

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

Attendance: 25920 | Softbank leads series, 3-2-1 | Time: 3:18

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: F8
(2B-SS) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: F4
(1B) Hessman, Mike 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: HR, 8: SO
LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: f5, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-4 1: F4, 3: F6, 6: DP, 8: SO
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F8, 6: G5
PH-DH Taguchi, So 0-for-1 9: F6
(RF) Shimoyama, Shinji 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: 2B, 9: SO
RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0
(C) Maeda, Daisuke 0-for-1 2: S1, 4: G5, 7: ギ野
PR-2B Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-1 9: F9
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: G6
PH Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-0, 1 RBI 7: S7
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo, W 6 96 24 23 6 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2.455
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2 29 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.189
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 19 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.900
9 144 34 33 7 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G6, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: 2B, 3: f2, 5: F6, 8: G6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F4, 6: F7, 8: G6
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: SO
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3 2: DP, 4: 1B, 6: G6
PH Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(CF) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-3 2: F7, 4: 1B, 7: G3
PH Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-1 9: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Akira 0-for-3 3: F6, 4: F9, 7: F4
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 1-for-3 3: 1B (SB), 5: SO, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki, L 7 109 29 24 7 1 5 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.945
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 14 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.421
Oba, Shota 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.125
9 132 35 30 7 1 8 2 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Matsuda flies out to second. Cabrera grounds out to short. Kokubo hits a solo homer to left-center. Tamura hits a single to center. Fukuda hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura flies out to right.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Hessman hits a solo homer to left. T-Okada hits a single. Baldiris hits into a 6-4-3 double play. Takehara grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Shimoyama hits a double to left. D. Maeda reaches on fielder's choice, runners on first and third. Y. Kajimoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for D. Maeda. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Obiki, hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Sakaguchi flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi hits a single to left. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second. Hessman strikes out looking. T-Okada fouls out to third. Baldiris flies out to second.

Bottom of the 1st
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits a double to center. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Takehara strikes out swinging. Shimoyama hits  single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by D. Maeda. Obiki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi grounds out to short. Yamasaki walks. Hessman hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Baldiris flies out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Nakamura flies out to short. Hosokawa hits a single to center. Kawasaki flies out to left. Hosokawa steals second. Honda fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 6th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Matsuda flies out to left. Cabrera grounds out to short. Kokubo hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Tamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Cabrera strikes out looking. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Matsunaka, pinch-hitting for Tamura, hits a single to left. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Kidokoro steals second.
Pitching change: Fukae takes over in right.
Uchikawa, pinch-hitting for Fukuda, strikes out looking.

Notes

Orix: Hessman has now hit homers in back-to-back games. ... This was Figaro's first career NPB victory. He is also the second foreign Orix pitcher this year (after Chan Ho Park) to record a victory since Ramon Ortiz in 2008.

Softbank: Kokubo's homer in the 4th was the 400th of his career. He has now also hit a homer off 200 different pitchers.

2 comments on “Orix Buffaloes 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (May 12, 2011)

  1. Minhyuk

    I have Q about mentioned below

    -Orix: -… This was Figaro’s first career NPB victory. He is also the first foreign Orix pitcher to record a victory since Ramon Ortiz in 2008.-

    As long as I know Chan Ho Park is also Foreign pitcher and already Won a game isn’t it??

    1. Gen Post author

      You’re absolutely right. Park would have been the first foreign starter to win a game since 2008. Note has been updated.

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