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Orix Buffaloes 0 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (August 20, 2011)

by on Aug.20, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 15:00
Potential Starters: Hayato Terahara (ORI) 10-5, 2.76 - Yuki Saito (HAM) 3-2, 2.88

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

Attendance: 34064 | Nippon Ham leads series, 11-2-1 | Time: 3:17

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 6th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: G6, 2: G3, 5: 2B, 7: L6
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: S3, 8: SO
(1B) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: DP, 5: G6
PH-1B Kajimoto, Yusuke 1-for-1 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: F7
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-3 1: BB, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: 2B (BrO), 8: F7
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 1-for-2 1: G4, 4: 1B
PH-DH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 6: G4
PH-DH Taguchi, So 0-for-1 9: 振逃
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: HBP, 6: F9, 9: F9
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: F9, 7: F8, 9: SO
(RF) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: 1B (BrO), 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Terahara, Hayato, L 6 2/3 108 29 26 7 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.755
Yoshino, Makoto 0/3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
Higa, Motoki 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.710
Nishi, Yuki 1 23 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.965
8 140 36 32 10 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 4 4

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G4
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3 1: G4, 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: BB, 6: 1B (SB), 7: 2B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: F7, 7: G1
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G1
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: L6, 6: F9, 8: BB
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(SS-2B) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: G3
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: f9, 5: F8, 7: G6, 8: 1B (BrO)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki, W 5 78 22 19 7 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.618
Tanimoto, Keisuke, H 1 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.406
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.915
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 25 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.250
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 18 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.835
9 139 36 33 10 0 5 1 1 1 3 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Scales hits a single to right. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to second, runner on second. Itoi hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Nakata strikes out swinging. Itoi steals second. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Itoi hits a single to left. Nakata files out to left. Itoi steals second. Inaba hits an RBI single to left, Inaba to second on throw. Koyano flies out to right, runner on third. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and third. Imanami grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Y. Kajimoto takes over at first.
Inaba grounds out to the pitcher. Koyano walks. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Imanami grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Tsuroka hits a 2-run single to center and Tsuruoka gets thrown out trying to advance to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi grounds out to short. Obiki grounds out to second. K. Yamasaki hits a single to right. Goto hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Goto advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Baldiris walks, bases loaded. Takehara grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Scales hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nakata flies out to right. Inaba grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Baldiris hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to advance to second. Takehara hits a single to center. Arakane gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Ito flies out to right, runners on first and third. Akada grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Obiki hits a sac bunt, runner on third. K. Yamasaki grounds out to short. Goto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Tanimoto on the mound for Softbank
Baldiris hits a double to right. Hidaka, pinch-hitting for Takehara, grounds out to second, runner on third. Arakane flies out to right and Baldiris gets thrown out trying to tag up to home.

Bottom of the 7th
Terahara on the mound for Orix
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Scales grounds out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Yoshino in for Terhara.
Itoi hits a double to left, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Higa in for Yoshino.
Nakata grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 8th
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at short; Imanami moves from short to second.
Obiki strikes out looking. Y. Kajimoto, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Goto flies out to left. Baldiris flies out to left.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes lost their 5th in a row and now have 50 losses on the year.  They were also handed their 9th shutout loss of the season. ... Terahara got the loss and is now 10-6, including 1-2 in 3 starts against the Fighters. ... Baldiris was called out on an appeal play in the 6th.  Okada argued with umps (about 5 minutes) for the 2nd game in a row and of course got not nowhere.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are now 3-0-1 since losing on 8/16 (vs Lotte).  They also recorded their 19th shutout victory of the year. ... Saito picked up his first decision and win in 4 starts and improved to 4-2.