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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 (June 18, 2011)

by on Jun.18, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 15:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 6-1, 2.48 - Giancarlo Alvarado (HIR) 0-2, 3.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 9 16 0
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1

Attendance: 31857 | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-0-0 | Time: 3:20

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-3, 2 R 1: 2B, 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (SB)
PR-2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 8: G3, 9: F8
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 3-for-4, 1 R 1: S1, 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: S3, 8: 1B, 9: 1B (BrO)
P Tadano, Kazuhito 0-for-0
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: HBP (SB), 2: BB, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: SO, 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: HR
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0
(RF-1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 2: G4, 5: SO, 6: G6, 8: 2B
3B-SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 4-for-5, 2 R, 5 RBI 1: 2B, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: HR, 8: HR
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G3
RF Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-1 8: f3
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: F1, 7: SO, 8: SO
(P) Keppel, Bobby 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: L1, 5: F8, 7: G3
P Miyanishi, Naoki 0-for-0
P Sakakibara, Ryo 0-for-0
PH-3B Iwadate, Manabu 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 6 70 20 20 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.391
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 16 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 1/3 12 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Tadano, Kazuhito 1 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 103 31 31 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: 1B
(CF) Maru, Yoshihiro 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: DP
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: G1
(LF) Amaya, Soichiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: G6
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: G6, 7: G5
P Kishimoto, Hideki 0-for-0
C Aizawa, Tsubasa 0-for-0
(C) Kura, Yoshikazu 1-for-2, 1 R 3: SO, 6: 1B
PH Matsuyama, Ryuhei 0-for-1 8: G4
P Iwami, Yuki 0-for-0
(RF) Iwamoto, Takahiro 1-for-3 3: G3, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(P) Alvarado, Giancarlo 0-for-0
P Imamura, Takeru 0-for-1 3: G5
P Aoki, Takahiro 0-for-0
PH Maeda, Tomonori 0-for-1 6: G3
P Ueno, Hirofumi 0-for-0
P Nagakawa, Katsuhiro 0-for-0
3B Kimura, Shogo 0-for-1 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Alvarado, Giancarlo, L 2 62 14 8 3 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 3.600
Imamura, Takeru 3 2/3 61 17 15 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 6.126
Aoki, Takahiro 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.759
Ueno, Hirofumi 1 24 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.569
Nagakawa, Katsuhiro 1/3 23 6 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 3.971
Kishimoto, Hideki 2/3 6 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Iwami, Yuki 1 11 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.108
9 189 48 40 16 3 8 5 1 2 0 0 9 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Tanaka hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kaneko. Itoi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Koyano strikes out swinging. Inaba walks, bases loaded. Nakata hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third. Hoffpauir walks, bases loaded. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Keppel lines out to the pitcher. Tanaka hits a single to center. Kaneko flies out to second. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1). Itoi hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Koyano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Imanami takes over at second.
Kura hits a single to center. Iwamoto grounds out to second, runner on second. T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Aoki, grounds out to first, runner on third. Higashide hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Soyogi grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ueno on the mound for Hiroshima
Nakata hits a solo homer. Hoffpauir grounds out to first. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. Keppel grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th - 5 runs, 5 hits
K. Nagakawa on the mound for Hiroshima
Imanami grounds out to first. Kaneko hits a single to left. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a 3-run homer. Inaba hits a double to right, runner on second. Nakata hits a 2-run homer to left.
Pitching change: Kishimoto in for K. Nagakawa.
Defensive changes: Kimura takes over at third.
Yang (Yoh) fouls out to first. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Keppel grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Kaneko hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Itoi walks, bases loaded. Koyano strikes out swinging. Inaba grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Inaba strikes out looking. Nakata hits a single to left. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka pops out to the pitcher. Keppel flies out to center.

Top of the 6th
Imamura on the mound for Hiroshima
Tanaka hits a single to left and steals second. Imanami enters the game as a pinch-runner for Tanaka. Kaneko hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Itoi walks, runners on first and third. Koyano flies out to center.
Pitching change: Aoki in for Imamura.
Inaba grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Iwami on the mound for Hiroshima
Defensive changes: Aizawa is the new catcher.
Iwadate, pinch-hitting for Sakakibara, grounds out to second. Imanami flies out to center. Kaneko hits a single to left and advances to second on a passed ball. Itoi hits a single to right and Kaneko gets thrown out running the bases.

Notes

Injuries: Tanaka (HAM) was taken out of the game after he twisted his left ankle while sliding into second in the top of the 6th inning. ... Keppel was taken out of the game in the bottom of the 7th because his back stiffened up after his at bat in the top of the 7th.

Nippon Ham: Nakata's mother was in the stands.  This was also Nakata's second 2-homer game of his career; and second 4-hit game of his career. ... Keppel has now won 3 in a row and improved to 7-1 on the year. ... Keppel had a perfect game going through 5 innings.

Hiroshima: The Carp are now guaranteed a last place finish (sole possession) during Inter-league play.