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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (August 31, 2011)

by on Aug.31, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 15-4, 1.56 - Yuki Karakawa (LOT) 8-4, 2.04

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

Attendance: 15060 | Lotte leads series, 9-6-2 | Time: 2:52

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 4-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: 3B
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-4 1: G5 (CS), 3: G4, 6: G6, 7: S3, 9: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: F7, 6: 1B (SB), 7: G4
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: F4, 7: F6
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3, 1 R 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: HBP, 8: G3
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 5: F9, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 3: G4, 5: G6, 6: HR, 8: G1
(2B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B (SB), 5: BB, 6: G6, 9: G1
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 R 3: L4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 8 118 32 29 5 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.543
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 20 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.837
9 138 36 33 6 0 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 1

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Ishimine, Shota 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: F4
(CF) Okada, Yoshifumi 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G5
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 0-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 4: HBP, 5: SO, 8: F9
(1B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: F9
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: f2, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F8
(DH) Kakunaka, Katsuya 3-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 9: 1B
(RF) Kudo, Takahito 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: G3, 6: F9, 9: G4
(C) Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
PH-C Kanazawa, Takeshi 0-for-2 6: SO, 9: SO
(SS) Hayasaka, Keisuke 0-for-3 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: SO
PH Nemoto, Shunichi 0-for-1 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Karakawa, Yuki, L 6 103 26 24 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 5 2.312
Nakago, Taiki 1 17 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.077
Kimura, Yuta 2 27 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 147 38 35 10 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Karakawa on the mound for Lotte
Koyano grounds out to second. Imanami hits a single to right. Tsuruoka lines out to second. Imanami steals second. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Iiyama grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Imae gets hit by a pitch. Castillo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Iguchi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kakunaka strikes out swinging. Kudo grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Karakawa on the mound for Lotte
Iiyama grounds out to short. Itoi hits a single to left. Nakata flies out to second. Itoi steals second. Inaba gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a 3-run homer to left. Imanami grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakago on the mound for Lotte
Defensive changes: Kanazawa is the new catcher.
Tsuruoka hits a single to right. Yang (Yoh) reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Iiyama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Itoi drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Nakata flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Castillo grounds out to second. Iguchi fouls out to the catcher. Kakunaka hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Kudo walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Karakawa on the mound for Lotte
Nioka flies out to right. Koyano grounds out to short. Imanami walks. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Castillo flies out to center. Iguchi walks. Kakunaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kudo flies out to right. Kanazawa, pinch-hitting for Tanaka, strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Kimura on the mound for Lotte
Imanami grounds out to the pitcher. Tsuruoka grounds out to short. Yang (Yoh) hits a triple to center. Iiyama flies out to right.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters stopped a 2-game losing streak. ... Darvish got the win and improved to 16-4, including 3-0 in 3 starts against Lotte (8-game winning streak going back to 9/29/2008; 14-4 lifetime against Lotte).  He is also 4-1 in games he starts on 5 days of rest.

Lotte: Karakawa lost his 3rd straight start and is now 8-5, including 1-1 in 3 starts against the Fighters (his 5-game winning streak against the Fighters also came to an end).