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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (July 31, 2011)

by on Jul.31, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 8-5, 1.21 - Tadashi Settsu (SOF) 8-5, 3.12

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

Attendance: 37025 | Softbank leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 2:51

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: F8, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4 1: 2B, 3: G3, 6: f3, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G4, 6: G4, 9: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: G6
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 1: F5, 4: G3, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: G6, 7: SO
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-3 2: f5, 4: G4, 7: L4
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F5
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 7: F8
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-2 3: BB, 5: G6, 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, L 8 111 31 30 6 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.286
8 111 31 30 6 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: F9
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G4 (SB), 3: G3, 5: G2, 8: G1
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: E4, 8: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 8: (CS)
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-2 1: SO, 4: G5, 6: BB
PR-DH Imamiya, Kenta 0-for-0
PH-DH Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: G1, 7: F7
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-3 3: F6, 5: F9, 7: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Settsu, Tadashi, W 8 120 29 26 2 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.874
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.400
9 129 32 29 2 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda grounds out to second, runner on first. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Honda steals second. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka flies out to left. Kokubo hits a single to left. Cabrera grounds out to third, runner on second. Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Hasegawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a double to left. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nakata flies out to right. Inaba flies out to third.

Top of the 3rd
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Ono walks. Scales walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) fails to advance the runners on sac bunt attempt, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Nakata strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Kokubo grounds out to short, runner on first. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Imamiya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Matsuda strikes out looking. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Notes

Comedian Kato Cha threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters were handed their 10th shutout loss of the year. ... M. Takeda took the loss and is now 8-6.  His 6-game winning streak (7 starts) came to an end.  Takeda is now 1-2 in 3 starts against the Hawks this year.  This was also his 4th complete game loss (2nd of the year).

Softbank: The Hawks have now won 4 in a row.  They also recorded their 16th shutout victory of the year. ... Settsu got the win and improved to 9-5.  He's now also 2-0 in 3 starts against the Fighters this season. ... Falkenborg saved his 11th game of the year. ... Honda stole his 200th career base in the 1st inning (71st player in NPB history to accomplish the feat).