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Orix Buffaloes 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 26, 2011)

by on Jul.26, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Obihiro Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 4-1, 2.68 - Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 0-2, 2.55

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 13 0
Nippon Ham 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1

Attendance: 20196 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-2-1 | Time: 3:18

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: F8
(RF) Taguchi, So 1-for-4 1: DP, 3: G1, 5: S1, 7: F8, 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 8: F4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G5, 5: HR, 7: 1B, 9: F9
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: 1B (BrO), 4: 1B, 5: G3, 7: BB, 9: SO
LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(DH) Hessman, Mike 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 7: F9, 9: f2
(C) Saito, Toshio 0-for-2 2: S2, 4: SO, 6: SO
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 8: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 6 2/3 105 29 26 6 1 6 3 0 0 2 0 3 3 2.834
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 29 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.093
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.725
9 145 38 34 7 1 10 4 0 0 2 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: DP, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 振逃, 4: F7, 5: 1B, 7: BB
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 4: BB, 5: G6, 7: f9
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B
LF Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: SO
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: f6, 8: F7
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G4, 7: G4
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 8: SO
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: F7
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 9: f3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L 4 2/3 86 22 17 7 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 4 4 3.627
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 21 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.314
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 1/3 29 7 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
Enoshita, Yodai 1 21 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Nemoto, Tomohisa 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 167 43 36 13 1 10 5 0 2 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi reaches on a dropped third strike. Nakata hits a 2-run homer to right. Inaba grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
T-Okada walks. Baldiris hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Lee hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Hessman strikes out looking. Saito hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Obiki hits a single to center and Lee gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Itoi flies out to left. Nakata walks. Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koyano flies out to right, runners on first and third. Hoffpauir hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Imanami grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Taguchi. Goto grounds out to first, runner on third. T-Okada hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Yoshikawa.
Baldiris hits a 2-run homer to left-center. Lee grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Enoshita on the mound for Nippon Ham
Suzuki strikes out swinging. Obiki walks. Sakaguchi flies out to center. Taguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. T-Okada flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
T-Okada walks. Baldiris grounds out to third, runner on first. Lee hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hessman walks, bases loaded. Saito strikes out swinging. Obiki grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Runner on first advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Nakata grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Taguchi flies out to center. Goto hits a single to center. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits a single to left and the runner on second advances to third on a fielding error (E7), runners on first and third. Lee walks, bases loaded. Hessman flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Imanami grounds out to second. Tsuruoka flies out to left. Scales walks. Yang (Yoh) walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for C. Kaneko.
Defensive changes: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Itoi walks, bases loaded. Nakata fouls out to right.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes stopped a 2-game losing streak. They also won their first game against the Fighters since 5/4 (a span in which they went 0-4-1). ... C. Kaneko got the win and imporoved to 5-0.  This was also his second start and first victory against the Fighters this season and his 50th victory of his career. ... Kishida saved his 17th game of the year. ... T-Okada was back in the clean-up spot for the first time since 7/16 (vs Rakuten).

Nippon Ham: The Fighters' 6-game winning streak came to an end. ... Yoshikawa lost his third straight start and dropped to 0-3 in 4 starts this season.  He has actually not won a game since 5/1/2008 (a span of 18 games, 14 starts, and 9 losses).