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Hanshin Tigers 0 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (May 31, 2011)

by on May.31, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 2-0, 2.28 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 4-1, 3.25

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

Attendance: 29072 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:00

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: BB
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: L5, 6: G4, 8: DP
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: F7, 3: SO, 6: F7, 9: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(DH) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: f5
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: F4, 7: G5, 9: DP
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-3 2: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: SO
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: G1
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1 8: SO
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(CF) Shibata, Kohei 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: G6, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy, L 7 120 30 27 4 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.337
Kojima, Tatsuya 2/3 18 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.086
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1/3 11 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.857
8 149 37 32 6 0 8 5 0 0 1 0 5 5

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: E7, 7: G4, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: G6, 5: F9, 7: E5
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G3, 7: F8
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-2, 1 R 2: F8, 4: BB, 6: 1B (SB), 8: BB
PR-LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0, 1 R 8: (SB)
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: IBB, 8: F8
(3B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: f5, 4: 1B, 6: SO
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-0 8: IBB
PR-SS Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-4, 1 R 3: G4, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(SS-3B) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-4, 3 RBI 3: G4, 5: G6, 7: F9, 8: 3B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, W 6 88 22 21 3 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.786
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.400
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 22 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.149
Takeda, Hisashi 1 17 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.519
9 139 33 30 5 0 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short. Itoi hits a single to right and advances to second on a passed ball. Nakata walks, runners on first and seocnd. Inaba hits a single to right, bases loaded. Hoffpauir strikes out looking. Imanami hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third. Ono strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: Shunsuke takes over in left.
Nakata walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Murata. Inaba strikes out swinging as Murata steals second. Hoffpauir flies out to center. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Imanami, gets an intentional walk, runner on first and second. Kaneko enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Kojima.
Ono hits an infield single (off the pitcher's leg), bases loaded. Iiyama clears the bases with a 3-run triple to center, runner on third. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani flies out to left. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Kanemoto flies out to center.

Top of the 5th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Brazell hits a double to center. Lin grounds out to the pitcher. Shibata grounds out to short, runner on third. Murton strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Iiyama grounds out to short. Tanaka reaches on a fielding error (E7) and advances to second. Yang (Yoh) flies out to right, runner on third. Itoi grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 6th
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Nakata hits a single to center. Inaba flies out to center. Nakata steals second. Hoffpauir gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Imanami strikes out swinging. Ono grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Lin, strikes out swinging. Shibata walks. Murton walks, runners on first and second. Hirano hits into a 1-6-3 double play.

Top of the 9th
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Murata takes over in left; Kaneko takes over at short; Iiyama moves from short to third.
Toritani hits a single to right. Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kanemoto fouls out to third. Jojima hits a into a 4-6-3 double play.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers were shutout for the 5th time this season (4 times in May). ... This was Arai's 1,500th career game.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters have won three in a row (all shutouts).