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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (August 30, 2011)

by on Aug.30, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 6-3, 3.28 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 13-5, 2.57

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 1
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 0

Attendance: 32462 | Softbank leads series, 8-7-1 | Time: 3:20

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G2, 5: F8, 7: F8
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G6, 5: L4, 8: G6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F9, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F7, 8: SO
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-3, 3 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: HR
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: F5, 8: F7
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F8
RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-3 2: F5, 4: DP, 7: SO
PH-DH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 9: G4
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-4 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: 1B (SB), 9: F9
(RF-LF) Yoshida, Shintaro 1-for-2 3: G4, 5: 1B (SB), 7: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 7 122 28 24 8 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.133
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 17 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.961
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 21 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.188
9 160 37 33 11 0 9 3 0 1 0 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd, 5th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: L1, 5: DP, 7: SO, 9: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G3
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-3 1: BB, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: G1
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-2 2: BB (CS), 4: G5, 6: BB, 9: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: G4, 9: 1B
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-4 2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 1-for-3 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: SO
PH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, L 6 2/3 106 27 25 6 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.649
Kamiuchi, Yasushi 1 16 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Kim, Mu-Young 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.931
Brazoban, Yhency 1 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 141 35 33 7 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
T-Okada hits a solo homer to right-center. Baldiris flies out to right. Lee strikes out swinging. Takehara flies out to third.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Obiki grounds out to short. Goto hits a single to left and steals second. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Baldiris hits a 2-run single to center, runner to second on throw. Lee hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takehara hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Honda hits a single to center. Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsunaka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Cabrera hits into a 6-4-3 double play, runner on third. Kokubo walks, runners on first and third. Matsuda grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kamiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Obiki grounds out to short. Goto strikes out swinging. T-Okada hits a solo homer to right-center.
Pitching change: Kim in for Kamiuchi.
Baldiris flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa walks, runners on first and second. Matsunaka strikes out looking. Cabrera grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Ito strikes out looking. Yoshida hits a single to center. Sakaguchi flies out to center. Yoshida steals second. Obiki lines out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsuda hits an infield single and gets picked off first. Hasegawa hits a single to left. Yamazaki hits an infield single and the lead runner advances to third on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and third. Kawasaki hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Lee strikes out swinging. Takehara strikes out swinging. Ito hits a single to center and steals second. Ysohida walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kamiuchi in for Houlton.
Sakaguchi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Fukae takes over in right; T-Okada moves from left to first; Yoshida moves from right to left.
Kokubo strikes out swinging. Matsuda hits a single to center. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, flies out to left. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes won their 2nd straight game.  They also snapped a 5-game losing streak against the Hawks. ... C. Kaneko stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 7-3, including 2-1 in 3 starts against Softbank. ... Kishida saved his 23rd game of the year. ... This was T-Okada's 2nd 2-homer game of the season (8th of his career). ... Sakaguchi does not have a hit in his last 22 trips to the plate.

Softbank: Houlton took the loss and is now 13-6, including 2-3 in 5 starts against the Buffaloes.  His personal 2-game winning streak also came to and end.