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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Saitama Seibu Lions 11 (August 23, 2011)

by on Aug.23, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 6-2, 2.77 - Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 4-6, 4.18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 15 2
Seibu 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 1 X 11 13 0

Attendance: 18160 | Seibu leads series, 10-7-0 | Time: 3:48

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 13, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 3-for-5 1: G6, 3: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: SO
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 3: S9, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 2 R 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: 1B
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 2B, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: G6
(RF) Taguchi, So 3-for-5, 2 RBI 2: F8, 4: F7, 5: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 2B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: BB, 5: F9, 8: SO
PH Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-1 9: G6
(1B) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G5
PH-1B Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 8: F6
PH Ito, Hikaru 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, L 6 1/3 112 30 23 9 1 5 2 1 3 1 0 8 7 3.276
Higa, Motoki 2/3 25 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.182
Katsuki, Ryota 1 23 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.423
8 160 41 32 13 1 5 3 1 3 1 0 11 8

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: HR, 4: SO, 7: S1, 8: 1B
(2B) Hara, Takuya 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: G3, 5: F6
PH Hirao, Hiroshi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
PR-LF Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0, 1 R 8: BB
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: F9, 7: 2B, 8: 1B
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 8: S9
(DH) Osaki, Yutaro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: f9, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 7: F7
PH-DH Sakata, Ryo 0-for-1 8: L4
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 1-for-2, 2 R 2: 1B (SB), 3: HBP (CS), 6: S1, 7: E7
(1B) Mulhern, Ryan 2-for-3, 4 RBI 2: S9, 3: 1B, 6: F7, 7: 1B
PR-2B Abe, Masahiro 0-for-0
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: F7, 7: F4
C Yoneno, Tomohito 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Asamura, Hideto 1-for-3, 2 R 3: BB, 4: G4, 7: 2B, 8: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishii, Kazuhisa, W 5 97 26 21 7 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.252
Okamoto, Atsushi, H 2 27 7 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.812
Osada, Shuichiro 2/3 23 5 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.140
Hoshino, Tomoki 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.543
Graman, Alex 1 36 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 4.154
9 189 45 39 15 0 10 5 0 0 1 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Osaki fouls out to right. Akiyama hits a single to left. Akiyama steals second and advances to third on a wild pitch. Mulhern hits a sac fly to right. T. Hoshi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
K. Yamasaki hits an infield single. Sakaguchi flies out to center. Obiki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto hits a single to center, bases loaded. Takehara hits a sac fly to right, runners on second and third. Baldiris strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 4 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Asamura walks. Kuriyama hits a 2-run homer to right. Hara grounds out to first. Nakajima hits a single to center. Nakamura strikes out swinging as Nakajima steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Osaki hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Akiyama gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Mulhern hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Akiyama gets thrown out trying to steal home.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Arakane hits a dobule to left. Taguchi flies out to left. Suzuki walks, runners on first and second. K. Yamasaki flies out to right, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Obiki flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Goto strikes out swinging. Takehara grounds out to short. Baldiris hits a single to left. Arakane walks, runners on first and second. Taguchi hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Suzuki flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 5 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Asamura hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kuriyama. Hirao, pinch-hitting for Hara, hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kumashiro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hirao. Nakajima hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Higa in for C. Kaneko.
Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Osaki flies out to left. Akiyama reaches on a fielding error (E7), runners on second and third. Mulhern hits a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Abe enters the game as a pinch-runner for Mulhern. T. Hoshi flies out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Hidaka takes over at first.
Asamura flies out to right. Kuriyama hits a single to center. Kumashiro walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima hits a single to left, bases loaded. Nakamura hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Osaki, lines out to second.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Graman on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Yoneno is the new catcher.
Takehara hits a single to center. Baldiris hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Arakane drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second. Taguchi hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Y. Kajimoto, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, grounds out to short. Ito, pinch-hitting for Hidaka, strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kuriyama hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hara. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Nakamura strikes out looking.

Top of the 2nd
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Takehara walks. Baldiris walks, runners on first and second. Arakane strikes out swinging. Taguchi flies out to center. Suzuki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
A. Okamoto on the mound for Seibu
K. Yamasaki grounds out to third. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Obiki hits a single to left. Goto hits a single to right and gets thrown out trying to advance to second.

Bottom of the 6th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Osaki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akiyama. Mulhern flies out to left. T. Hoshi flies out to left.

Top of the 8th
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Kumashiro takes over in left; Abe takes over at second; Asamura moves from left to first.
Taguchi hits a single to right. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Hidaka, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, flies out to short. Taguchi steals second. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Obiki hits a single to left, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Osada.
Goto strikes out looking.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes lost their 7th game in a row. ... C. Kaneko lost his 2nd straight start and is now 6-3, including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Lions.

Seibu: The Lions are the last team in the PL to win 40 games this season. ... K. Ishii got the win and is now 5-6, including 3-0 in 4 starts against Orix.  He also picked up his first victory since 7/10 vs Orix, a span in which he went 0-2 in 5 starts.