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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Saitama Seibu Lions 3 (August 27, 2011)

by on Aug.27, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 17:00
Potential Starters: Yuki Saito (HAM) 4-2, 2.62 - Takayuki Kishi (SEI) 4-5, 3.92

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 12 1

Attendance: 32282 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-5-1 | Time: 2:57

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-4 1: G4, 2: SO, 5: F8, 7: SO
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 3B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: 1B (SB)
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F6, 6: G4, 8: F8
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: L5, 6: G6, 8: BB
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: E6 (SB), 6: 2B, 8: F8
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: G4
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F9, 7: F8, 9: F7
(SS-2B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 9: F5
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 2: G6, 5: G4, 7: S1
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 9: G6
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki, W 7 1/3 115 31 30 9 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 2.743
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 2/3 12 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.164
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.071
9 138 38 37 12 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 3

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-5 1: G5, 3: G3, 5: F8, 8: SO, 9: DP
(2B) Hara, Takuya 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F7, 8: 1B
PH Mulhern, Ryan 0-for-1 9: G6
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: F7, 8: 1B
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: DP, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: HR
(DH) Osaki, Yutaro 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
PH-DH Sakata, Ryo 1-for-2 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: F7, 8: 1B
PR-LF Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 1-for-4 2: L4, 4: G4, 7: G4, 8: 2B
(LF-1B) Asamura, Hideto 0-for-4 2: f9, 5: F9, 7: F8, 8: G6
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 1-for-3 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: F9
PH Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kishi, Takayuki, L 7 115 28 26 5 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 4.019
Osada, Shuichiro 1 21 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.935
Hoshino, Tomoki 2/3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.459
Okamoto, Atsushi 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.682
9 140 36 33 6 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Scales grounds out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits a triple to center. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata walks, runners on first and third. Inaba hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a 3-run homer to left. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kuriyama strikes out swinging. Hara hits a single to right. Nakajima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a 3-run homer to left.
Pitching change: Masui in for Saito.
Sakata flies out to left. Fernandez hits a single to right. Kumashiro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fernandez. Akiyama hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Asamura grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kuriyama grounds out to third. Hara hits a single to right. Nakajima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a 1-4-3 double play.

Top of the 4th
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Inaba reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Koyano strikes out swinging as Inaba steals second. Hoffpauir flies out to right, runner on third. Imanami flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakajima hits a double to right. Nakamura strikes out looking. Osaki strikes out swinging. Fernandez walks, runners on first and second. Akiyama grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Itoi grounds out to second. Nakata grounds out to short. Inaba hits a double to right. Koyano flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakajima flies out to left. Nakamura flies out to center. Sakata, pinch-hitting for Osaki, hits a single to center. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Fernandez flies out to left.

Top of the 7th
Kishi on the mound for Seibu
Hoffpauir flies out to center. Imanami hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Scales strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right. Itoi flies out to  center. Yang (Yoh) steals second. Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to center, runners on first and third. Koyano grounds out to second.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters stopped a 4-game losing streak and won their 60th game of the season. ... Saito got the win and improved to 5-2, including 2-0 in 3 starts against Seibu.  He also now 3-0 in 6 starts since his last loss on 7/11 (vs Rakuten). ... H. Takeda saved his 31st game of the year. ... Koyano's homer in the first inning was his 1st in 52 games.

Seibu: Kish took the loss and dropped to 4-6, including 0-2 in 2 starts against the Fighters. ... Nakamura now has 3 homers in his last 2 games.