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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (July 30, 2011)

by on Jul.30, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 13-2, 1.44 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 5-3, 1.86

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

Attendance: 36362 | Softbank leads series, 6-4-0 | Time: 2:58

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: G4, 9: G4
(2B) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: F4, 6: F9
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 9: HR
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-3 1: SO, 4: 1B, 7: F9
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: SO, 7: SO
(DH) Scales, Bobby 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: SO, 8: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3 2: F7, 5: G6, 8: 1B (CS)
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: F7, 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 8 145 33 28 8 0 11 3 0 2 2 0 3 3 1.556
8 145 33 28 8 0 11 3 0 2 2 0 3 3

Softbank

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: L6, 5: DP, 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: S2
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 2-for-2 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 6: BB, 8: BB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 3 RBI 1: G9, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-DH Imamiya, Kenta 0-for-0 8: (BrO)
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: 1B (SB)
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G5, 7: F9, 8: F8
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B
(1B) Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: S2
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-1 7: SO
C Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W 9 124 31 29 4 1 12 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1.873
9 124 31 29 4 1 12 1 0 1 1 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Koyano strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits a single to left and steals second. Matsunaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kokubo drives in a run with a ground out to right, runner on first. Matsuda hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki hits an infield and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Kokubo hits an 2-run single to center and advances to second on the throw. Imamiya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Matsuda hits an infield single and Imamiya gets thrown out running the bases. Matsuda steals second. Tamura flies out to center.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to second. Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, hits a solo homer to right. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki lines out to short. Honda strikes out looking. Matsunaka hits a double to right. Kokubo grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Itoi  strikes out swinging. Nakata grounds out to first. Koyano hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda strikes out swinging. Matsunaka walks. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Matsuda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tamura flies out to right. Hasegawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akashi. Uchikawa, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, strikes out swinging.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost their 2nd straight game. ... Darvish took the loss and is now 13-2.  His personal 5-game winning streak came to an end.  Darvish is now 2-1 in 3 starts against Softbank this season.  This was his 18th complete game loss of his career (2nd this year). This was also Darvish's 46th double-digit strikeout game of his career. ... Ugumori's homer was originally ruled foul, but after the umps reviewed the replays, they changed the call over to a home run (the ball hit the foul pole in right).  Ugumori is the first Fighter to have a call changed over to a home run. ... Nakata has driven in 12 runs in 15 Darvish starts.

Softbank: The Hawks won their 3rd straight game. ... Sugiuchi got the win and improved to 6-3.  He is now 2-0 in 4 starts since his last loss on 6/25 (vs Nippon Ham).  Sugiuchi is now also 1-2 in 3 starts against Nippon Ham this year.  This was his 32nd complete game victory of his career (3rd this season).  This was also Sugiuchi's 46th career double-digit strikeout game of his career.