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Orix Buffaloes 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (August 17, 2011)

by on Aug.17, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 2-4, 5.95 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 9-4, 1.94

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

Attendance: 31384 | Softbank leads series, 7-6-1 | Time: 3:07

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: BB, 5: G3, 7: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G1
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 1B (SB), 8: SO
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-4 1: f2, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G1
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-2 2: G3, 4: 1B (CS), 6: BB, 9: BB
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-2 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: BB
PH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 9: SO
(1B) Tsuji, Toshiya 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: f5
PH Taguchi, So 0-for-1 6: SO
1B Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-1 9: F5
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
PH Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-1 9: SO
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, L 6 2/3 128 27 25 5 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.327
Yoshino, Makoto 2/3 15 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.209
Higa, Motoki 2/3 12 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 8.000
8 155 33 30 6 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 2

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: F6, 3: G1, 5: G4, 7: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3 1: 1B (SB), 3: BB, 5: G5, 8: G4
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 8: G6
RF Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: HR, 5: G4, 8: BB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: f2, 4: G5, 6: SO, 8: 2B
PR-DH Nakanishi, Kenta 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G5
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4
(1B) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3 2: L6, 4: 1B, 7: SO
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-3 3: SO, 4: F4, 7: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, W 6 2/3 129 27 24 4 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.843
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.931
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 19 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
9 162 35 31 4 0 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Matsunaka hits a solo homer to left-center. Cabrera grounds out to third. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa hits a single to right. Oritz hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Hosokawa flies out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Honda grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Higa in for Yoshino.
Uchikawa grounds out to short. Matsuanaka walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Cabrera hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Nakanishi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Matsuda grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki flies out to short. Honda hits a single to center and steals second. Uchikawa grounds out to short. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Cabrera fouls out to the catcher.

Top of the 3rd
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Ito strikes out swinging. Akada grounds out to short. Sakaguchi walks. Obiki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Goto grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Obiki grounds out to second. Goto hits a single to left. Takehara strikes out swinging as Goto steals second. Baldiris walks, runners on first and second. Arakane walks, bases loaded. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Tsuji, strikes out swinging.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes lost their 2nd game in a row.  They also suffered their 7th shutout loss of the year. ... Kondo took the loss and dropped to 2-5 (and 0-2 in 3 starts against Softbank).

Softbank: The Hawks won their 2nd game in a row.  They also notched their 18th shutout victory of the year (tops in either league). ... Wada got the win and improved to 10-4 (and 3-0 in 4 starts against the Buffaloes).  He now has 7 double-digit win seasons over his career.  This was also Wada's 25th double-digit strikeout game of his career. ... Falkenborg saved his 13th game. ... Matsunaka now has 13 consecutive seasons of double-digit homers.