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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Yomiuri Giants 1 (May 26, 2011)

by on May.26, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 5-1, 1.65 - Shun Tono (YOM) 1-4, 4.62

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

Attendance: 39308 | Softbank leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 2:39

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G3, 7: SO, 9: G6
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-4 1: 2B, 4: 1B, 7: F8, 9: G5
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: DP, 7: F6, 9: G6
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F8, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: G5, 8: SO
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G3, 5: F7, 8: 1B
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2 3: G5, 6: SO
PH Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-1 8: 1B
PR Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0, 1 R
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0
(P) Houlton, Dennis 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
PH Cabrera, Alex 1-for-1, 2 RBI 8: 2B
PR Nakamura, Akira 0-for-0
P Morifuku, Masahiko 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
Houlton, Dennis, W 7 87 27 26 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.599
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 9 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
9 104 34 33 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(1B) Ota, Taishi 0-for-4 1: F4, 3: f7, 5: SO, 8: F9
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 1B (SB)
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: f5, 3: L6, 5: SO, 8: F8
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: f5, 8: G3
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 9: G4
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: SO
(3B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-4 2: f4, 4: G6, 7: G1, 9: G3
(CF) Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: BB (SB), 7: SO
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: G6, 7: G4
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun, L 7 2/3 121 27 27 5 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.243
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 1/3 13 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
9 134 31 31 5 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Ota flies out to second. Fujimura hits a single to center and steals second. Sakamoto fouls out to third. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Abe grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Tamura strikes out looking. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa hits a single to left. Matsunaka, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Cabrera, pinch-hitting for Houlton, clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Tono.
Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda strikes out looking. Uchikawa hits a double to left. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Abe hits a single to center. Chono grounds out to short, runner on second. Furuki grounds out to short, runners on third. Konta walks, runners on first and third. Konta steals second, runners on second and third. Tono grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Morifuku on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Yamazaki is the new catcher.
Ota flies out to right. Fujimura hits a single to center. Sakamoto flies out to center. Fujimura steal second. Ramirez grounds out to first.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks remain undefeated during Inter-league play this year.  They have also won their last 8 straight series.

Yomiuri: The Giants set a new franchise record for consecutive games to start the season without a complete game (34).  They also dropped their 4th game in a row and haven't in a homer at Tokyo Dome in 6 games straight (something they haven't done since 1990). ... Tono's 12 strikeouts ties a career high.