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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (August 19, 2011)

by on Aug.19, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 3-7, 2.90 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 15-3, 1.57

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0
Nippon Ham 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 3 9 0

Attendance: 30466 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-2-1 | Time: 3:30

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G1, 3: G1, 5: 1B (SB), 8: 2B, 10: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B (CS), 10: G6
(RF-LF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: F8, 6: BB, 8: G6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 2: f2, 4: F8, 6: DP, 9: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G6, 9: S1
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 7: F6, 9: SO
(DH) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G3, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: S1, 7: SO, 10: SO
(LF) Kajimoto, Yusuke 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G3, 10: SO
RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakayama, Shinya 6 108 26 22 7 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.909
Katsuki, Ryota 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2 28 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.102
Kishida, Mamoru, L 2/3 28 6 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.068
9 2/3 173 42 35 9 0 8 6 0 1 0 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: L6, 7: SO, 10: SO
(2B) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-4, 1 R 1: S1, 2: F9, 5: F9, 7: F7, 10: 1B (SB)
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: SO, 5: BB, 8: G5, 10: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4 1: G6, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 8: 2B, 10: IBB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: F9, 5: SO, 8: SO, 10: BB
(DH) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G1, 8: SO, 10: BB
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-2, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: BB (BrO), 9: G6
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 9: F4
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: DP, 7: G1, 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 9 123 34 31 8 0 9 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 1.595
Takeda, Hisashi, W 1 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.915
10 139 38 35 9 0 11 1 0 2 1 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Koyano strikes out swinging. Scales hits a single to left. Inaba hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka flies out to center, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Iiyama flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hidaka hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Ito. Y. Kajimoto strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Sakaguchi steals second. Obiki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Y. Kajimoto grounds out to first. Sakaguchi hits a double to right and advances to third on a wild pitch. Obiki hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Obiki gets caught trying to steal second. Akada grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Iiyama hits a single to center. Itoi strikes out swinging as Iiyama steals second. Nakata gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.
Defensive changes: Fukae takes over in right; Akada moves from right to left.
Koyano walks, bases loaded. Scales walks in the walk-off run.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Itoi grounds out to first, runner on third. Nakata grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ito hits an infield single. Y. Kajimoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi fails to advance the runners on a bunt, runners on first and second. Obiki strikes out swinging. Akada flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Scales grounds out to third. Inaba walks. Kaneko hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 5th
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) lines out to short. Iiyama flies out to right. Itoi walks. Nakata hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Koyano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Itoi grounds out to third. Nakata hits a double to right. Koyano strikes out swinging. Scales strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Baldiris. Lee strikes out swinging. Hidaka strikes out swinging.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes lost their 4th game in a row.  They were also handed their 3rd walk-off loss of the season. ... Kishida took the loss in relief and dropped to 4-6. ... Sakaguchi drove in the Buffaloes' first run in 28 innings in the top of the 5th.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are now 2-0-1 over their last 3 games.  This was also their 3rd walk-off victory of the year. Since ... H. Takeda got the win in relief and improved to 2-0. ... Scales recorded his first walk-off RBI of his NPB career. ... Darvish topped out at 156km/h.