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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (July 3, 2011)

by on Jul.03, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Tadashi Settsu (SOF) 7-3, 2.95 - Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 5-3, 2.14

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

Attendance: 34065 | Orix leads series, 5-3-1 | Time: 3:09

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: G5, 5: F8, 8: G4
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G1, 8: F7
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: F8
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: SO
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: G6, 7: G6, 9: BB
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-2 2: HBP (SB), 5: BB, 7: 1B (SB), 9: G4
(LF-1B) Nakamura, Akira 1-for-3 2: F7, 5: 1B, 7: G3
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F2, 7: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Settsu, Tadashi, L 8 1/3 121 32 30 7 0 9 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 2.764
Morifuku, Masahiko 0/3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.157
8 1/3 122 33 31 8 0 9 1 0 1 0 0 2 1

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3 1: F7, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: BB
(RF) Taguchi, So 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: F9
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 4: DP, 7: 1B, 9: 2B
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: F7, 4: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Hessman, Mike 3-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: F9, 9: 1B
PR-DH Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: DP, 7: SO
PH Arakane, Hisao 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: SO, 8: F8
(C) Saito, Toshio 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 8: E5
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-2 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: S3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo 7 111 27 24 4 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.057
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.750
Kishida, Mamoru, W 1 20 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.148
9 143 34 30 4 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda strikes out looking. Matsuda hits a single to left and steals second. Kokubo hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 run, 3 hits
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left; Nakamura moves from left to first.
Goto hits a double to center. T-Okada strikes out looking. Hessman hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on a throwing error (E7). Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hessman.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Settsu.
Arakane, pinch-hitting for Lee, hits a walk-off RBI single to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Hasegawa walks. Fukuda gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Hasegawa gets picked off second. Fukuda steals second. Nakamura flies out to left. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
T-Okada flies out to left. Hessman hits a double to center. Lee strikes out looking. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Fukuda walks. Nakamura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hosokawa pops out on a sac bunt attempt. Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Saito strikes out swinging. Obiki hits a single to left. Sakaguchi grounds out to second, runner on second. Taguchi grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Hasegawa grounds out to short. Fukuda hits a single to right and steals second. Nakamura grounds out to first, runner on third. Hosokawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 7th
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Goto hits a single to left. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Hessman flies out to right. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1), runner on second. Lee strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Baldiris flies out to center. Suzuki reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Obiki hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Taguchi flies out to right.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks were swept by the Buffaloes (first 3-game losing streak of the year). The last time the Buffaloes lost two games on a walk-offs was back in 2006 (8/5 and 8/6). ... Settsu took the loss and is now 7-4.  This was his first loss in 3 starts. ... Before his single in the first, Matsuda was hitless over 31 straight plate appearances.

Orix: The Buffaloes recorded their second straight walk-off victory. The last time they won two games with walk-offs was back in 2007 (8/8 and 8/10). ... Kishida got the win and is now 3-3. ... This was Arakane's second walk-off hit of his career. ... Figaro topped out at 155km/h.