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Chiba Lotte Marines 5 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (August 3, 2011)

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

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tomohisa Otani (LOT) 1-5, 2.57 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 9-3, 2.71

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 11 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

Attendance: 27020 | Lotte leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 2:57

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Okada, Yoshifumi 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: HBP, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 8: G6
(RF) Ishimine, Shota 2-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: S1, 5: 1B (SB), 7: BB, 8: F8
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F7
(1B) Castillo, Jose 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: f3
(DH) Fukuura, Kazuya 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: SO, 6: G4, 7: SO
PH-DH Omatsu, Shoitsu 0-for-1 9: F7
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G4, 4: F9, 6: G6, 7: 1B
(LF) Kiyota, Ikuhiro 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: G3, 6: SO, 7: G2
(C) Satozaki, Tomoya 2-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 7: G4, 8: 2B
(SS) Nemoto, Shunichi 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F7, 4: G1, 7: 1B, 8: S1
SS Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otani, Tomohisa, W 6 0/3 84 25 21 6 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 2.609
Ito, Yoshihiro, H 1 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.231
Rosa, Carlos, H 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.077
Yabuta, Yasuhiko, S 1 5 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.434
9 110 35 31 8 0 5 1 1 1 1 0 2 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: S8, 8: SO
(RF-CF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 1: G1, 4: G6, 5: G5, 8: L4
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2 1: G6, 4: 1B (SB), 6: HBP
RF Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-1 8: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 2: f3, 4: F9, 6: DP, 8: G6
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: F7, 9: F7
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 3-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-4, 1 R 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: F4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: S1, 7: DP
PH Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: f7
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, L 6 2/3 124 33 29 10 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 2.990
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 1/3 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.363
Kida, Masao 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 145 41 36 11 0 6 2 1 2 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Okada hits a single to left. Ishimine hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Iguchi flies out to center. Castillo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Fukuura flies out to left. Imae grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Koyano hits a single to left. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kaneko hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Ono hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Scales hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Satozaki grounds out to second. Nemoto hits a single to left. Okada hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ishimine walks, bases loaded. Iguchi hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Castillo hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Fukuura strikes out swinging. Imae hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Wolfe.
Kiyota grounds out to the catcher.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Okada gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishimine. Iguchi strikes out swinging. Castillo walks, runners on first and second. Fukuura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Hoffpauir grounds out to second. Kaneko grounds out to short. Ono walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Scales strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short. Itoi hits a single to right. Nakata flies out to right. Itoi steals second. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Okada grounds out to short. Ishimine hits a single to center. Iguchi strikes out swinging. Ishimine steals second. Castillo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Koyano hits a single to right. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ito in for Otani.
Kaneko hits into a 4-6-3 double play, runner on third. Ono strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Tanimoto on the mound for Lotte
Defensive changes: Ugumori takes over in right; Yang (Yoh) moves from right to center.
Satozaki hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Nemoto. Okada grounds out to short. Ishimine flies out to center.

Notes

The Fighters invited around 250 earthquake / tsunami survivors (kids and their guardians) from Miyagi and Fukushima to the game.  The survivors are currently spending some time in Hokkaido as part of a program (separate from the Fighters) to cheer up kids that were affected by the earthquake / tsunami.

Injuries: Itoi (HAM) was hit by a pitch on his right pinky toe in the 6th inning and removed from the game on defense in the 8th.

Lotte: The Marines have now won 2 games in a row.  They sent 9 batters to the plate in the 7th inning. ... Otani recorded his first victory in 4 starts and is now 2-5. ... Yabuta saved his 21st game of the year.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost their 5th straight game. ... Wolfe's personal 2-game winning streak came to an end as he took the loss and dropped to 9-4. ... Inaba celebrated his 39th birthday.