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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 7 – Saitama Seibu Lions 2 (July 5, 2011)

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

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 8-3, 2.24 - Takayuki Kishi (SEI) 2-1, 3.71

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 7 13 0
Seibu 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 0

Attendance: 14824 | Softbank leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:47

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-5, 2 R 1: G4, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 7: G4, 9: 1B (SB, SB)
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-2 1: 1B (CS), 3: G3, 6: S1, 7: BB (SB), 9: BB (SB)
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: SO, 6: G3
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: f2
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-1B Nakamura, Akira 0-for-1 9: F9
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-DH Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1, 1 R 9: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: HR, 8: 1B
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 6: F7, 8: G4
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: S9
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0
PH-C Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4, 8: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 5 114 26 21 8 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.328
Yoshikawa, Teruaki, H 2 32 7 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.286
Falkenborg, Brian 1 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.273
Yanagawa, Yohei 1 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 170 39 33 9 0 9 4 0 2 0 0 2 2

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF-1B) Asamura, Hideto 3-for-5 1: 2B (BrO), 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 0-for-0, 1 R 1: S1, 3: BB (SB)
LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-3 4: F9, 6: SO, 9: DP
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-5 1: G5, 3: SO, 4: SO, 7: G5, 9: F9
(1B-3B) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-2 1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: f5, 7: BB
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(DH) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: F6, 5: G5, 7: f2
(RF) Oshima, Hiroyuki 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 0-for-2 2: S1, 4: L5, 5: SO
PH Brown, Dee 0-for-1 8: G4
C Sumitani, Ginjiro 0-for-0
(3B-2B) Fujiwara, Ryohei 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kishi, Takayuki, L 5 2/3 102 23 22 7 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 4.084
Hirano, Masamitsu 2/3 9 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.672
Matsunaga, Hironori 2/3 14 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Fujita, Taiyo 1 17 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.870
Sakamoto, Yataro 1 27 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
9 169 41 37 13 2 11 2 0 1 0 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda hits a single to right and gets caught trying to steal second. Matsunaka hits a solo homer to right. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Kataoka walks. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Kataoka steals second. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Kuriyama hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Fernandez flies out to short. Oshima grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Nakamura fouls out to third. Kuriyama hits a single to left. Fernandez grounds out to third, runner on second. Oshima hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. T. Hoshi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Kawasaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka grounds out to first, runner on third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Cabrera hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kishi.
Matsuda hits a 3-run homer to left. Hasegawa flies out to left.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Fujita on the mound for Seibu
Kokubo hits a single to left and gets replaced by a pinch-runner Nakamura. Cabrera hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Akashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Matsuda hits a single to right, bases loaded. Hasegawa grounds out to second, bases remain loaded. Fukuda hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and second. Tanoue flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sakamoto on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Ginjiro is the new catcher.
Kawasaki hits a single to center and steals second. Honda walks, runners on first and second. Kidokoro fouls out on a sac bunt attempt. Nakamura flies out to right, runners on first and third. Double steal, Kawasaki steals home, Honda steals second. Akashi strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Asamura hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kataoka. Nakajima hits a grounder to third and Asamura is thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Nakamura hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kuriyama walks, bases loaded. Fernandez grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Cabrera hits a single to center. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa strikes out looking. Fukuda hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tanoue, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Tanoue is the new catcher.
Oshima hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Hoshi. Hara strikes out swinging. Asamura flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
T. Hoshi lines out to third. Hara hits a single to center. Asamura hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Sato flies out to right. Nakajima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Fukuda hits a single to left. Tanoue grounds out to second, runner on second.
Pitching change: Matsunaga in for Hirano.
Kawasaki grounds out to second, runner on third. Honda walks, runners on first and third. Honda steals second, runners on second and third. Kidokoro strikes out swinging.

Notes

Injuries: Hosokawa (SOF) hurt his left knee during a close play at home in the 1st inning.  He was replaced during his at bat in the 2nd inning. ... Kataoka (SEI) tweaked his right shoulder when he slide back into first on a pick-off throw in the 3rd inning.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 4th.

Softbank: The Hawks stopped a 3-game losing streak. ... Houlton won his second start in a row and improved to 9-3. ... Since 9/5/2010, the Hawks are 13-0-1 when Matsuda hits a homer. ... Kawasaki stole home for the first time in his career.

Seibu: The Lions lost their 4th game in a row. ... Kishi took the loss and is now 2-2.  This was Kishi's first loss in 7 starts. ... Kataoka stole his career 250th base in the 3rd inning.