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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (July 29, 2011)

by on Jul.29, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 9-2, 2.90 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 6-5, 3.46

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1
Softbank 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 X 4 8 2

Attendance: 32903 | Softbank leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 2:52

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G3, 6: G5, 8: G3
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B (CS), 6: 1B (SB), 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 4: E5, 6: G6, 8: G6
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: DP, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 7: S5, 9: 1B
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: F9
PH-DH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 9: DP
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 2: G5, 5: F9
PH-SS Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0 7: BB
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 3: F8, 5: G6
PH Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-1 7: G6
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 6 1/3 103 28 22 7 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 3 1 2.796
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.025
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 9 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.487
8 117 34 28 8 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 4 2

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: 1B (CS), 5: F9, 7: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: S8, 6: G3, 7: G1
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-2 1: F6, 4: G5, 6: BB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1 7: G1
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: G5, 8: G6
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4 2: DP, 4: 3B, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: G5, 8: HR
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4, 2 R 3: E6, 4: F9, 7: 2B, 8: F4
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-2, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: S2
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-1 3: S3, 5: L4
PH Cabrera, Alex 0-for-0 7: IBB
PR Nakamura, Akira 0-for-0
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki, W 6 2/3 104 25 24 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3.195
Kanazawa, Takehito 0/3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.783
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 19 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.149
Yoshikawa, Teruaki, H 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.118
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.483
9 141 34 32 8 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Scales flies out to right. Yang (Yoh) flies out to right. Itoi hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Nakata hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Koyano grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tamura reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Hasegawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hosokawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Kawasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Honda hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Kawasaki gets caught trying to steal second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Ono is the new catcher; Imanami takes over at short.
Tamura hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hasegawa. Cabrera, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Kawasaki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Keppel.
Honda grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Kidokoro grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kokubo grounds out to short. Matsuda flies out to right. Oritz hits a solo homer to left. Tamura flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka grounds out to third. Kokubo flies out to second. Matsuda hits a triple to center. Oritz walks, runners on first and third. Tamura flies out to right.

Top of the 6th
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third. Itoi hits a single to center and steals second. Nakata grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda grounds out to first. Matsunaka walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Kokubo grounds out to third, runner on second. Matsuda hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Ortiz grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Inaba. Nioka flies out to right.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Yamada.
Imanami, pinch-hitting for Kaneko, walks, runners on first and second. Sugiya enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Tsuruoka.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Kanazawa.
Sugiya grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Morifuku on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Yamazaki is the new catcher.
Scales hits a single to center. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to first, runner on second. Itoi strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Yoshikawa in for Morifuku.
Nakata grounds out to short.

Notes

Nippon Ham: Keppel took the loss, his first in 5 starts, and is now 9-3.

Softbank: The Hawks won their 2nd straight game. They are also the first team in the NPB to 50 wins this season. ... Yamada stopped a 3-game losing streak (4 starts) and improved to 7-5. ... Falkenborg saved his 10th game of the year.  He also became the first foreign Hawk to record double-digit saves since Matt Skrmetta saved 11 in 2003. ... Akiyama won his 200th game as manager of the Hawks.