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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (May 23, 2011)

by on May.23, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hayato Terahara (ORI) 2-4, 4.15 - Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 1-3, 2.68

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

Attendance: 39857 | Orix leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:24

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: F8, 7: F7, 9: 1B
(2B) Kajimoto, Yusuke 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 8: G4
3B Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-1, 1 R, 3 RBI 9: HR
(RF) Taguchi, So 2-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 8: 2B, 9: BB
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 振逃
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-1 9: G3
(3B) Hessman, Mike 0-for-4 2: F6, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: SO
2B Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 9: G6
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: G4
(P) Terahara, Hayato 0-for-3, 1 R 3: G5, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Terahara, Hayato, W 9 133 36 31 7 0 6 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 3.563
9 133 36 31 7 0 6 2 0 3 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Konta, Toshimasa 1-for-4 1: G4, 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G6
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: G1, 5: S3, 8: 1B
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: S1
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G6, 6: G6, 8: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: BB
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO
(3B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G6, 7: G3, 9: G4
(1B) Tanaka, Daijiro 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: f7, 7: 2B, 9: F7
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-1 2: S3, 5: SO
PH Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-1 7: F9
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu 7 100 28 27 6 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.472
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 21 5 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.160
Ochi, Daisuke, L 2/3 28 6 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.919
Takagi, Yasunari 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
9 152 40 37 9 1 14 3 0 0 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Konta grounds out to second. Fujimura hits an infield single and steals second. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Abe hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Chono strikes out looking.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Taguchi hits a single to center. Lee hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hessman strikes out looking. T-Okada strikes out looking. Obiki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ito strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Obiki grounds out to short. Ito grounds out to second. Terahara walks. Sakaguchi hits an infield single, runners on first and second. K. Yamasaki hits a 3-run homer. Taguchi walks.
Pitching change: Takagi in for Ochi.
Moriyama grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Furuki grounds out to second. D. Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sawamura. Konta grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Terahara strikes out looking. Sakaguchi flies out to center. Y. Kajimoto hits a single. Taguchi walks, runners on first and second. Lee strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Sawamura strikes out swinging. Konta hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fujimura. Sakamoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Furuki grounds out to first. D. Tanaka hits a double to center. S. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Sawamura, flies out to right. Konta grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Kubo on the mound for Yokohama
Y. Kajimoto grounds out to second. Taguchi hits a double to left. Lee reaches on a dropped third strike, runners on first and third. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lee. Hessman strikes out swinging. T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: K. Yamasaki takes over at third; K. Kaneko takes over at second; Moriyama takes over in left; T-Okada moves from left to first.
Fujimura hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakamoto. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Chono strikes out swinging.

Notes

Orix: This was Terahara's 10th career complete game victory (and 3rd of the season) and 40th career victory. He also stopped an 11-game losing streak as a starter against the Giants (going back to 5/16/2007).  Lifetime, including relief outings, Terahara is now 3-12 with 2 saves against the Giants (22 games, 12 starts).

Yomiuri: Sawamura struck out a career high 11 batters. ... Fujimura and D. Tanaka recorded their first multi-hit games of their pro careers. ... Kubo celebrated his 30th birthday.