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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (June 14, 2011)

by on Jun.14, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 4-5, 1.48 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-1, 2.72

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

Attendance: 46777 | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:25

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: F6, 5: SO, 8: G4
(3B) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 8: G5
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: G3, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F4, 6: SO, 8: F8
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: HBP, 6: E1, 9: G4
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-4 2: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 6: F6, 9: G4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: F9, 7: SO, 9: G1
(P) Takeda, Masaru 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
P Masui, Hirotoshi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru 8 73 29 27 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.304
Masui, Hirotoshi, L 2/3 23 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.770
8 2/3 96 33 31 6 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G6, 6: F7, 8: F8
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: F6, 6: G4, 8: F9
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: BB, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-3 2: F7, 4: 1B, 7: 1B
PR-CF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 9: G5
(2B-1B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: G5, 7: F9, 9: 1B
(LF) Arai, Ryota 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: DP
(C) Fujii, Akihito 0-for-2 3: S2, 5: G6, 8: f9
(P) Iwata, Minoru 0-for-3 3: L5, 5: SO, 8: E6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwata, Minoru, W 9 125 35 33 5 0 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.411
9 125 35 33 5 0 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Toritani strikes out looking. Arai hits a single to left. Shunsuke grounds out to third, runner on second. Sekimoto hits a walk-off single to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Inaba strikes out swinging. Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Kaneko hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tsuruoka fails on a squeeze bunt attempt, Hoffpauir gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. M. Takeda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
R. Arai hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by A. Fujii. Iwata lines out to third. Murton grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hirano flies out to short. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai walks. Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Sekimoto grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Iwata on the mound for Hanshin
Itoi grounds out to second. Nakata strikes out swinging. Inaba reaches on a throwing error (E1), Inaba to second. Hoffpauir flies out to short.

Bottom of the 7th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Arai hits a single to left. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Shunsuke enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Sekimoto flies out to right. R. Arai hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters 6-game winning streak came to an end.  They were also shutout for the 7th time this season.

Hanshin: The Tigers scored their first run in 27 innings against the Fighters this season (the Tigers were shutout out in the previous two games they played this year). They also stopped a 3-game losing streak at Koshien. ... Sekimoto recorded his 5th walk-off hit over his career. ... Iwata notched his third shutout of his career (and first since 9/9/2009).