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Hanshin Tigers 0 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (May 18, 2011)

by on May.18, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 1-3, 3.12 - Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 1-2, 2.45

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

Attendance: 25070 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 2:51

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-1 1: 2B (BrO)
2B Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: f3, 7: 1B
(SS) Uemoto, Hiroki 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G5
(DH) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: G3
PH-DH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 7: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: G5, 8: F7
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: f3
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: F8, 8: F4
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: HBP, 6: SO, 9: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: F9
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-4 2: G3, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, L 7 126 28 23 5 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 3.000
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
8 136 31 26 5 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 2 2

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 2: G6, 5: G3, 7: 1B
(2B) Kajimoto, Yusuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 2: L3, 5: G6, 8: G5
2B Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0
(RF) Taguchi, So 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B, 5: G6, 8: F9
RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 6: G4, 8: G4
(1B) Hessman, Mike 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: f2
LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: G5, 6: F9
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 1: F8, 4: G5, 7: G6
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-2, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: BB (BrO)
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-1 2: S3, 4: G1, 7: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo, W 6 2/3 100 29 27 8 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.948
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 12 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.841
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.750
9 123 36 34 8 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Sekimoto takes over at second.
Sakaguchi grounds out to short. Y. Kajimoto hits a double to right. Taguchi hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. T-Okada strikes out swinging as Taguchi steals second. Hessman walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa walks, bases loaded. Baldiris flies out to center.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Suzuki hits  double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi drives in a run with a ground out to short. Y. Kajimoto lines out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Hirano hits a double to right. Uemoto hits a single to center, Hirano gets thrown out running the bases, Uemoto to second. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Murton grounds out to third.

Top of the 2nd
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Kanemoto hits a single to right. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Jojima flies out to center. hunsuke grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Sekimoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Taguchi hits a single to right. T-Okada grounds out to second, runner on second. Hessman strikes out swinging. Kitagawa grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Murton grounds out to short. Kanemoto flies out to center. Brazell gets hit by a pitch. Jojima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Shunsuke hits a single to center, bases loaded. Sekimoto fouls out to first.

Top of the 6th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Murton hits a double to right. Kanemoto flies out to center. Brazell strikes out looking. Jojima grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Baldiris grounds out to short. Suzuki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi hits a single to right and Suzuki gets thrown out running the bases.

Notes

Injury: Hirano left the game after he slid hard into home plate in the top of the 1st and injured his left leg.  No word on how severe the injury was as of  yet.

Hanshin: The Tigers were shutout for the second time this year. ... Iwata started the game on 12 days of rest and still has not managed to win an Inter-league game in his career.

Orix: The Buffaloes finally won their 10th game of the season (they were the last team in either league not to have at least 10 wins).  It was also their 4th shutout victory of the year.