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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Saitama Seibu Lions 9 (August 10, 2011)

by on Aug.10, 2011 @ 4:41 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Keisaku Itokazu (HAM) 1-0, 3.60 - Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 6-5, 2.84

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 8 15 2
Seibu 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 X 9 15 2

Attendance: 17362 | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-3-1 | Time: 4:19

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-5 1: G6, 2: F9, 4: 2B, 5: F8, 7: G4
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: F6
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-5, 1 R 1: L1, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: F9, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-5, 3 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 2B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-3, 2 RBI 2: G5, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: S9, 9: BB
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: BB
PH-DH Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-2, 1 RBI 6: F7, 9: 2B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: BB, 5: DP, 7: SO
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 9: f9
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 2: G1, 3: G1
PH Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0 5: BB
C Ono, Shota 0-for-2 7: G3, 9: L6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Itokazu, Keisaku 4 92 24 22 10 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 6 6 6.429
Kida, Masao 1 22 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Ishii, Yuya, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.563
Tanimoto, Keisuke, L 2/3 15 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.641
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 1/3 25 8 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.011
8 167 44 39 15 2 10 2 2 0 0 0 9 9

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: 1B
(2B) Hara, Takuya 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 5: SO
PH-1B Hirao, Hiroshi 1-for-1, 2 RBI 7: 2B
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S9, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: E6, 7: F8
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: 2B, 3: HR, 4: HBP, 6: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: HR, 4: SO, 6: DP
PH Mulhern, Ryan 0-for-0 8: HBP
PR-RF Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0
(DH) Fernandez, Jose 2-for-5 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: G4, 7: G4, 8: F9
(1B-2B-LF) Asamura, Hideto 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 8: BB
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-4 2: G1, 3: G3, 5: f2, 7: F9
PH-2B Abe, Masahiro 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Sumitani, Ginjiro 1-for-3 2: G4, 3: SO, 5: 1B
C Hoshi, Takanori 1-for-1, 1 R 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hoashi, Kazuyuki 4 0/3 97 25 23 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 3.182
Okamoto, Atsushi 1 30 6 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.378
Hoshino, Tomoki, H 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
Hsu, Ming-Chieh, W 1 2/3 21 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.766
Makita, Kazuhisa, S 2 44 9 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.598
9 198 46 41 15 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 8 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kuriyama hits a double to left. Hara grounds out to second, runner on third. Nakajima hits a sac fly to right. Nakamura hits a double to center. Sakata flies out to right.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Koyano grounds out to third. Nioka hits a single to left. Kaneko hits a 2-run homer to left. Tsuruoka grounds out to the pitcher. Scales flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center. Itoi grounds out to second. Nakata flies out to right. Inaba hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Koyano hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Nioka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Kaneko walks, bases loaded. Tsuruoka grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 3rd - 5 runs, 6 hits
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kuriyama hits a single to center. Hara hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nakajima reaches on a bunt single, bases loaded. Nakamura hits a grand slam to left- center. Sakata hits a solo homer to right-center. Fernandez hits a single to center. Asamura strikes out swinging. Akiyama reaches on an error (E6), runners on first and second. Ginjiro strikes out looking. Kuriyama strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nioka walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: A. Okamoto in for Hoashi.
Kaneko hits into a double play as a run scores, runner on third. Sugiya, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, walks, runners on first and third. Scales flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
A. Okamoto on the mound for Seibu
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right. Itoi hits a single to right and runners advance to second and third on a catching error (E5).
Defensive changes: T. Hoshi is the new catcher.
Nakata hits a grounder to short and everyone is ruled safe on obstruction (5), one run scores, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for A. Okamoto.
Inaba strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Ming-Chieh in for Hoshino.
Koyano hits a sac fly to right. Hoffpauir, pinch-hitting for Nioka, flies out to left.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Imanami takes over at second.
Fernandez grounds out to second. Asamura hits a single to right. Akiyama flies out to right. T. Hoshi hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Tanimoto.
Kuriyama hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Hirao, pinch-hitting for Hara, hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Nakajima flies out to center.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Makita on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Asamura moves from second  to left; Abe takes over at second.
Inaba hits a double to center. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Hoffpauir hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Kaneko, fouls out to right. Ono lines out to short. Imanami flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Scales grounds out to short. Yang (Yoh) lines out to the pitcher. Itoi hits an infield single. Nakata hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fernandez hits a single to center. Asamura strikes out looking. Akiyama grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Ginjiro grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Scales hit a double to left. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Itoi flies out to left. Nakata grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hara strikes out swinging. Nakajima hits a single to center. Nakamura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Sakata strikes out swinging. Fernandez grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Ono is the new catcher.
Asamura grounds out to short. Akiyama fouls out to the catcher. Ginjiro hits a single to left. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Hara strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Mulhern, pinch-hitting for Sakata, gets hit by a pitch. Kumashiro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Mulhern. Fernandez flies out to right. Asamura walks, runners on first and second. Abe, pinch-hitting for Akiyama, strikes out swinging.

Notes

At 4 hours and 19 minutes, this became the longest game on record (either league) this season.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters' winning streak came to an end at 5. ... Tanimoto took the loss in relief and dropped to 1-2.

Seibu: The Lions sent 10 batters to the plate in the 3rd inning.  They stopped a 5-game winless streak (0-3-2) and a 10-game winless streak against the the Fighters (0-9-1). ... Ming-Chieh got the win in relief and improved to 5-1. ... Makita saved his 9th game of the year.  This was the first 2-inning save of his career.