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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (May 25, 2011)

by on May.25, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 2-1, 2.00 - Norihito Kaneto (YOM) 1-0, 2.11

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

Attendance: 40049 | Softbank leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:01

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B (BrO), 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: G3
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: F4, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: F7
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F9, 5: 1B, 6: F6, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G5, 9: G6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: f9, 5: 2B (SB) (CS), 7: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 2-for-3 3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(P) Wada, Tsuyoshi 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F8
P Morifuku, Masahiko 0-for-0
PH Nakamura, Akira 0-for-0 8: S5
P Falkenborg, Brian 0-for-0
P Mahara, Takahiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, W 6 100 26 22 6 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.941
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 14 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Falkenborg, Brian, H 1 10 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 6 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.800
9 130 36 32 8 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(3B-1B) Ota, Taishi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: 2B, 7: G6
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 3-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-3 1: S5, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: F4
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4 1: L4, 4: G6, 6: F3, 8: 1B
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 8: (CS)
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(CF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-2 2: BB (SB), 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: SO
(RF-LF) Yano, Kenji 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: G6, 6: SO
PH Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-1 9: F8
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-2 2: BB, 5: G6, 6: SO
3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 9: G3
(P) Kaneto, Norihito 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: F8
PH Tani, Yoshitomo 0-for-1 7: SO
P Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
P Albaladejo, Jonathan 0-for-0
PH Tanaka, Daijiro 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneto, Norihito, L 7 108 25 24 5 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.224
Nishimura, Kentaro 1/3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.038
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 2/3 12 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Albaladejo, Jonathan 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.551
9 133 32 30 6 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Kokubo hits a single to left. Tamura hits a single, runners advance to second and third. Matsuda clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Hasegawa grounds out to short. Matsuda steal second. Matsuda gets caught trying to steal home. Yamazaki hits a single to center. Wada flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
S. Takahashi grounds out to short. Kaneto flies out to center. Ota hits a double to center. Fujimura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Sakamoto strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Ota hits a single to center. Fujimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ramirez lines out to second. Abe strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Chono walks and steals second. Yano grounds out to first, runner on third. S. Takahashi walks, runners on first and third. Kaneto hits into a double play.

Top of the 6th
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawasaski strikes out swinging. Honda walks and advances to second on a passed ball. Uchikawa grounds out to short, runner on third. Kokubo flies out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Ramirez flies out to first. Abe hits a single to center. Chono walks, runners on first and second. Yano strikes out swinging. S. Takahashi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Yamazaki hits a single to right. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Morifuku, hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Nishimura.
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda grounds out to first.

Notes

The home plate ump agreed to wear Nippon TV's Umpire Cam during the 6th and 7th inning.

Softbank: The Hawks remain undefeated during Inter-league play. ... Wada recorded his 19th career Inter-league victory and first victory at Tokyo Dome since June 2005. ... Mahara recorded his first save of the year.  He also topped out at 146km/h.

Yomiuri: The Giants tied a franchise record of 33 consecutive games to start the season without a complete game. ... Fujimura collected his first career RBI in the 5th inning.