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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (August 21, 2011)

by on Aug.21, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 6-5, 3.05 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 10-5, 3.02

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

Attendance: 29892 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-2-1 | Time: 3:25

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: G4
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3 1: G5, 3: G4, 5: S5, 7: 2B
(DH) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4 2: G4, 3: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 8: F6
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 2: BB, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: G6
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F9, 8: SO
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: BB, 9: F8
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 3: F9, 4: G6, 6: L1
PH Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-1 9: G5
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-2, 1 R 3: 2B, 5: SO
RF Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-2 7: G6, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo, L 3 67 16 13 6 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 3 3 3.229
Nishi, Yuki 4 64 15 11 1 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.831
Yoshino, Makoto 0/3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
Katsuki, Ryota 1 15 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.160
8 151 35 26 8 0 9 4 1 4 1 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: F7, 4: BB (SB), 6: SO
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3 1: S1, 2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 7: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: F7, 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: L3
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 7: F4
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-1 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: HBP
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-1 8: 1B (CS)
(3B-1B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 1: f3, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: S3
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: f5, 6: SO, 8: BB
PR Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0 8: (SB)
SS Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-0
(SS-3B) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-3 2: S1, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: f3, 6: S2

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, W 5 85 21 18 4 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.045
Ishii, Yuya, H 2/3 9 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.458
Tanimoto, Keisuke, H 1/3 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.382
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 17 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.893
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.216
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.893
9 141 36 32 6 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Scales hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi flies out to left. Nakata hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Hoffpauir hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Ono hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Scales flies out to left. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) steals second, runners on second and third. Itoi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Suzuki flies out to right. Akada hits a double to left. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Obiki grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Hidaka hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Goto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Nakata hits a double to left. Inaba strikes out looking. Nakata scores on a wild pitch. Koyano strikes out swinging. Hoffpauir fouls out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Iiyama strikes out swinging. Ono fouls out to first. Scales walks and steals second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Akada strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Hidaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto hits a single to left. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Lee flies out to right.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Ishii.
Goto steals second. Arakane walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki lines out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Iiyama hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Scales strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Y. Kajimoto grounds out to short. Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Obiki hits a double to center. Hidaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Inaba, hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Yoshino.
Koyano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a passed ball. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and third. Sugiya enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hoffpauir. Sugiya steals second, runners on second and third. Ugumori gets thrown out trying to steal home (failed squeeze), Sugiya to third. Iiyama flies out to center.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes dropped their 6th game in a row. ... Figaro lost his 2nd straight start and is now 6-6, including 0-2 in 2 starts against the Fighters.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are now 4-0-1 since losing on 8/16 (vs Lotte).  They have also won their last 4 games against the Buffaloes. At 12-2-1 and 9 games remaining between the 2 teams, the Fighters secured their third straight winning season against Orix. ... Wolfe got the win and improved to 11-5, including 4-0 in 5 starts against the Buffaloes. ... H. Takeda saved his 30th game of the season.