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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Orix Buffaloes 6 (August 2, 2011)

by on Aug.02, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 11-3, 2.08 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 5-1, 2.83

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 1
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 X 6 8 1

Attendance: 15885 | Orix leads series, 6-3-1 | Time: 3:09

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 3-for-5 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: G1, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: S5, 5: G3, 7: 1B (SB), 9: SO
(DH) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: L5, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G6, 9: F9
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: BB, 6: 2B, 7: G6, 9: F8
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: F6, 8: 2B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 2: f3, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: S1
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: BB
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-2 2: G1, 4: BB, 7: F7, 8: BB
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 2-for-3, 2 R 3: 1B, 4: G6, 7: 1B
PH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-1 8: DP
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, L 7 94 25 23 4 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 2.204
Yanagawa, Yohei 1/3 13 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.800
Yoshikawa, Teruaki 2/3 12 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.038
8 119 32 30 8 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 6 4

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 4: G1, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(RF) Taguchi, So 1-for-4, 2 R 1: G6, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 8: G5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: f5, 4: L4, 7: HR, 8: 1B
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 5: G3, 7: 1B (SB), 8: 2B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-4 2: F9, 5: F6, 7: F3, 8: F9
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: f2, 7: 2B
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(DH) Hessman, Mike 0-for-3 3: F7, 6: G1, 7: F8
(C) Saito, Toshio 0-for-1 3: L3, 6: HBP
PH Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-0
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 8: G3
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-2 3: SO, 6: S3, 8: 1B (BrO)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 7 124 31 27 8 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 2.673
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 15 5 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.200
Kishida, Mamoru 1 10 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.583
9 149 40 33 10 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Hosokawa hits a single to left. Kawasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Honda hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Kokubo walks, bases loaded. Matsunaka strikes out looking. Matsuda strikes out looking.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Hasegawa flies out to left. Hosokawa hits a single to left. Kawasaki hits a single to center, first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a passed board. Honda hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Honda steals second, runners on second and third.  Uchikawa hits a grounder to short and Kawasaki gets thrown out running the bases. Kokubo grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Taguchi hits a single to left. Goto hits a 2-run homer to right. T-Okada hits  single to center and steals second. Baldiris pops out on a sac bunt attempt. Lee hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lee. Hessman flies out to center. Y. Kajimoto entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Saito. Moriyama gets picked off second.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yanagawa on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Yamazaki is the new catcher; Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Suzuki grounds out to first. Obiki hits an infield single. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yoshikawa in for Yanagawa.
Taguchi hits a grounder to third and Obiki gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Goto hits a single to left, runners advance a base on a fielding error (E7), one run scores, runners on second and third. T-Okada hits a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Baldiris flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki flies out to right. Honda hits a single to left. Uchikawa lines out to third. Honda steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Kokubo walks, runners on first and third. Matsunaka grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kokubo hits a double to center. Matsunaka flies out to short, Matsuda strikes out swinging. Tamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hessman grounds out to the pitcher. Saito gets hit by a pitch. Obiki hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sakaguchi strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Suzuki is the new catcher; T-Okada moves from left to first; Moriyama takes over in left.
Matsunaka hits a double to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Matsuda hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Tamura walks, runners on first and third. Hasegawa walks, bases loaded. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Top of the 9th
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits a single to center and steals second. Honda strikes out swinging. Uchikawa flies out to right, runner on third. Kokubo flies out to center.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks' 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Houlton took the loss and is now 11-4.  His 4-game winning streak came to an end. He's also 0-2 in 2 starts at Kyocera Dome this season. ... Uchikawa was back in the starting line-up since 6/19.

Orix: The Buffaloes stopped a 2-game losing streak.  They have also won their last 5 games against the Hawks. ... C. Kaneko won his 2nd straight start and improved to 6-1.

2 comments on “Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Orix Buffaloes 6 (August 2, 2011)

    1. fighting ham

      Gotoh’ HRs have one of the most beautiful trajectories of all of the NPB. You’d think he should be able to hit more HRs.

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