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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Hanshin Tigers 2 (June 15, 2011)

by on Jun.15, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 8-1, 1.42 - 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 1 0 0 0 1 6 2
Hanshin 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 2 9 0

Attendance: 46951 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 2:56

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: F5, 3: BB (SB), 5: G4, 7: F5, 9: SO
(3B) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 1: F7, 3: SO
PH-3B Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-1 6: G4, 7: BB
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: HBP, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: F5, 6: BB, 8: G3
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 2: G3, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: 1B
PH Imanari, Ryota 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: F8, 6: G4
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(P) Darvish, Yu 0-for-3 3: G4, 5: G6, 7: G5
PH Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 8 103 32 30 9 0 10 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.393
8 103 32 30 9 0 10 0 1 1 1 0 2 1

Hanshin

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G1, 3: 1B, 5: F4, 7: 1B
(CF-2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-3 1: F6, 3: S1, 5: G4, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G3, 8: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: G6
1B Arai, Ryota 0-for-0
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B
PR-LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: F8, 7: 1B
PR-CF Shibata, Kohei 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: DP
(P) Messenger, Randy 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: SO
P Enokida, Daiki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0 7: HBP (BrO)
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Messenger, Randy 6 110 26 23 5 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.562
Enokida, Daiki, W 1 19 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.709
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 23 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.529
9 162 37 33 6 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Murton hits a single to center and advances to second on a fielding error (E8). Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Toritani strikes out swinging. Runner scores on a wild pitch. Arai hits a single to left. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Koyano, pinch-hitting for Imanami, grounds out to second. Itoi hits a single to right. Nakata flies out to  center. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and second. Inaba hits an infield single, bases loaded. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Ono grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sekimoto hits a single to left and gets replaced by pinch-runner Shunsuke. Lin hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Shibata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lin. A. Fujii hits into a double play, runner on second. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Enokida, gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Murton hits an RBI single to right and Hiyama gets thrown out at home.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka flies out to third. Imanami flies out to left. Itoi hits a single to center. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Hoffpauir strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Murton grounds out to the pitcher. Hirano flies out to short. Toritani hits a single to right. Arai hits a single to center, runner on second advances to third on a fielding error (E8), runners on first and third. Brazell grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Darvish grounds out to second. Tanaka walks and steals second. Imanami strikes out swinging. Itoi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Defensive changes: R. Arai takes over at first.
Imanari, pinch-hitting for Kaneko, strikes out swinging. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Ono, hits a single to right. Murata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Darvish. Murata steals second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Notes

Nippon Ham: Darvish's scoreless inning streak came to an end at 46.2 innings. He also recorded his 43rd double-digit strikeout game and suffered his 17th career complete game loss.

Hanshin: Hirano became the 31st player in NPB history to record 200 sac hits in the 3rd inning.