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Orix Buffaloes 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (August 16, 2011)

by on Aug.16, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 6-1, 2.59 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 11-5, 2.49

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

Attendance: 35667 | Series tied, 6-6-1 | Time: 3:11

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: BB, 4: 2B, 6: F8, 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: S2, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5 1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B (SB), 4: F8, 7: G2, 9: F6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F5, 7: F7, 9: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: F4, 5: F8, 7: F6
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-4 2: F6, 4: G1, 5: G4, 8: SO
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: G6
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F5, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: F9
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, L 8 103 35 31 9 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.775
8 103 35 31 9 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: F8, 5: F6, 7: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S5, 2: G3, 5: SO, 7: F7
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 3: F8, 5: HR, 7: f3
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: BB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 8: (SB)
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: F6, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: IBB
(1B) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: S9, 4: F9, 6: SO
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 8: G1
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: L5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 5 90 24 20 6 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 2.626
Yoshikawa, Teruaki, H 1/3 18 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.901
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 2 21 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.964
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.635
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 17 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.323
9 155 40 35 9 0 6 4 0 1 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits a bunt single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa grounds out to short. Matsunaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsuda hits a double to left. Hasegawa reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and third. Ortiz hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Hosokawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda grounds out to first.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Lee grounds out to the pitcher. Takehara flies out to right. Suzuki hits a single to right and steals second. Akada walks, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Obiki clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Goto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Hosokawa hits a single to center. Kawasaki flies out to short. Honda strikes out swinging. Uchikawa hits a 2-run homer to left. Matsunaka strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Obiki grounds out to second. Goto hits a single to right and steals second. T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Baldiris hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Lee flies out to short. Takehara walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki flies out to third. Akada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Goto hits an infield single, runners on first and third. T-Okada strikes out swinging as Goto steals second, runners on second and third. Baldiris flies out to second.

Top of the 6th
Yoshikawa on the mound for Softbank
Takehara grounds out to short. Suzuki hits a single to right. Akada hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Yoshikawa.
Sakaugchi flies out to center. Obiki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsunaka walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kidokoro steals second. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Akashi grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Akada walks. Sakaguchi hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Obiki strikes out swinging. Goto flies out to short. T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Notes

Orix: C. Kaneko took the loss and is now 6-2 (including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Hawks). This was also his 3rd complete game loss of his career.

Softbank: Houlton stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 12-5 (including 2-2 in 4 starts against Orix). ... Falkenborg saved his 12th game of the season in his first game back to the active roster. ... Uchikawa was back in the outfield for the first time since 6/19.