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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (August 12, 2011)

by on Aug.12, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 7-5, 3.19 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 14-3, 1.67

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

Attendance: 34665 | Softbank leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 3:06

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: F6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3 1: G5, 3: L6, 6: 1B (SB), 8: BB
(DH) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: L1
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: F7, 6: G3, 9: 1B
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4 2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: G6
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH-CF Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-2 7: G1, 9: 振逃
(1B) Akashi, Kenji 0-for-3 2: BB, 5: SO, 8: G4, 9: F9
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Ortiz, Jose 1-for-1 8: 1B
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki, L 4 2/3 72 22 16 7 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 3.130
Fujioka, Yoshiaki 1 1/3 30 7 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.909
Fujita, Soichi 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Kim, Mu-Young 1 25 6 5 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.077
8 138 38 31 11 0 5 3 0 3 0 0 4 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: 2B, 6: 1B (SB), 8: G6 (SB)
(LF) Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-3 1: F9, 3: S3, 5: S3, 6: G3, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: BB (SB), 7: G5
(1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F2, 5: S8, 7: G5
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-2 1: G6, 3: G5
PH-DH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-2 5: SO, 7: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(2B) Scales, Bobby 2-for-2, 1 R 2: BB (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: 1B
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0 8: S5
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: F6, 6: SO, 8: E5
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: DP, 6: 2B, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 9 126 35 33 5 0 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.570
9 126 35 33 5 0 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Sugiya. Itoi walks, runners on first and third. Nakata hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Hoffpauir enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nioka.
Pitching change: Fujioka in for Yamada.
Itoi steals second. Hoffpauir strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujioka on the mound for Softbank
Koyano grounds out to second. Scales hits a single to center. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tsuruoka hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Yang (Yoh) hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Yang (Yoh) steals second. Sugiya grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kim on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Yamazaki is the new catcher.
Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Imanami. Kaneko reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short and a run scores on a catching error (E4), everyone is safe, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) steals second, runners on second and third. Sugiya strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Sugiya flies out to right. Itoi hits a single to right. Nakata hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Nioka grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka flies out to center. Matsuda hits a single to right. Tamura hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Hasegawa strikes out swinging as Tamura steals second, runners on second and third. Akashi walks, bases loaded. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Koyano flies out to center. Scales walks. Kaneko flies out to center. Tsuruoka hits a double to left and Scales gets thrown out trying to score.

Bottom of the 3rd
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Sugiya. Itoi walks, runners on first and third. Nakata flies out to the catcher. Nioka grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Koyano hits a double to left. Scales hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Kaneko flies out to short. Tsuruoka hits into a 1-4-3 double play.

Top of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits a single to left. Uchikawa strikes out swinging as Honda steals second. Matsunaka grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Akashi grounds out to second. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Hosokawa, hits a single to center. Kawasaki flies out to short. Honda walks, runners on first and second. Uchikawa lines out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at short.
Matsunaka hits an infield single. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Tamura grounds out to short, runner on first. Fukuda strikes out and reaches on a wild pitch, runners on first and second. Akashi flies out to right.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks were handed their 7th shutout loss of the year. ... Yamada took the loss and is now 7-6, including 2-2 in 4 starts against the Fighters.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters stopped a 2-game losing streak (as well as a 4-game losing streak against the Hawks).  This was also their 17th shutout victory of the year. ... Darvish won his 2nd straight start and improved to 15-3.  This was also his 17th shutout of his career (5th of the season) and 47th double-digit strikeout game of his career (9th of the season). ... Nakata has now driven in 13 runs in 18 of Darvish's starts (including at least 1 RBI in 9 of Darvish's 18 starts).