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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 (May 15, 2011)

by on May.15, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Hakodate Chiyogadai Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Yuki Nishi (ORI) 4-0, 2.30 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 2-1, 3.51

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

Attendance: 20314 | Nippon Ham leads series, 7-1-0 | Time: 3:41

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: L5, 6: SO, 7: F8
(2B) Kajimoto, Yusuke 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: E6, 6: BB, 8: F7
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Hessman, Mike 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: DP, 6: SO, 9: f3
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4 2: F7, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: F8
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: HBP (BrO), 7: F8, 9: F4
(C) Maeda, Daisuke 0-for-2 3: G3, 5: F4
PH-C Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 7: G6
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-2 3: G6, 6: BB, 7: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki, L 6 109 28 25 8 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 2.970
Nishikawa, Masato 1 35 9 7 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 12.000
Kisanuki, Hiroshi 1 15 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.000
8 159 42 37 14 1 6 4 1 0 0 0 9 9

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-5 1: F7, 3: F5, 5: G6, 6: F4, 7: F8
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 2 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G3, 8: HR
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: 2B (BrO), 5: G5, 7: 1B
PR-LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-1, 1 R 8: G6
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 6: F3, 7: BB
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: G3
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 7: 2B, 8: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-3, 1 R 2: F8, 4: F8, 6: BB, 7: SO
3B Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-3 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: L8, 7: BB
C Nakajima, Satoshi 0-for-0
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 3: 1B, 4: f3, 6: 2B, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, W 5 1/3 90 20 17 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.194
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1/3 7 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.273
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 1/3 25 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Masui, Hirotoshi 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.543
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.742
9 149 34 30 4 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Kaneko hits a single to center. Tanaka pops out on a sac bunt attempt. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Inaba hits a single to right and Koyano gets thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kajimoto hits a double to left. Sakaguchi reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and third. T-Okada drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Hessman hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Inaba flies out to first. Nakata hits a single to right. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and second. Ono lines out to center. Kaneko hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Tanaka flies out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Nishikawa on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Hidaka is the new catcher.
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center. Itoi grounds out to first, runner on second. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Inaba walks, bases loaded. Murata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Koyano. Nakata hits a 2-run double, runner on second and third. Hoffpauir strikes out looking. Ono walks, bases loaded. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded. Tanaka flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center. Itoi hits a 2-run homer. Murata grounds out to short. Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Inaba, grounds out to first. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Moriyama walks. Kajimoto grounds out to third, runner on second. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. T-Okada grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 1st
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Tanaka flies out to left. Yang (Yoh) walks. Itoi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Koyano strikes out looking. Inaba grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Obiki walks. Moriyama strikes out looking. Kajimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Wolfe.
Sakaguchi walks, bases loaded. T-Okada strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Miyanishi.
Hessman strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kitagawa hits an infield single. Baldiris flies out to center. Hidaka, pinch-hitting for D. Maeda, grounds out to short, runner on first. Obiki hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Moriyama flies out to center.

Notes

Injury: Wolfe left the game with a right ankle sprain in the 6th.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters have now won 4 straight in Hakodate and 3 straight against the Buffaloes. ... Nakata has hit safely in 12 straight.