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Orix Buffaloes 12 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 7 (August 31, 2011)

by on Aug.31, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Kitakyushu Municipal Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 2-5, 5.33 - Shota Oba (SOF) 6-0, 1.15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 0 12 12 1
Softbank 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 16 0

Attendance: 19214 | Series tied, 8-8-1 | Time: 4:00

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI 1: BB, 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: 1B (CS), 8: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: S3, 3: BB, 4: G4, 7: F9, 8: 2B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G5, 3: HR, 5: G4, 7: G4, 8: 1B
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: f5, 7: F7, 8: f2
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: BB, 8: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: F4, 5: G4, 8: 1B
PR-RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-1, 1 R 9: G6
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: F8, 8: f3
PH-DH Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 9: F8
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: S1, 4: BB (CS), 6: SO, 8: fc1, 9: F8
(RF-LF) Yoshida, Shintaro 2-for-3, 3 R, 1 RBI 2: f7, 4: 2B, 6: HR, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, W 5 0/3 90 25 23 10 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 5 4 5.500
Yoshino, Makoto, H 1 1/3 7 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.110
Katsuki, Ryota, H 2/3 17 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.363
Higa, Motoki 1/3 14 4 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 9.529
Takamiya, Kazuya 2/3 15 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.395
Kisanuki, Hiroshi 1 15 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.188
9 158 43 40 16 2 8 2 0 1 1 0 7 6

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: L1, 8: F7
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: S2, 2: G4, 5: G3, 7: SO, 8: SO
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: f3, 7: SO, 9: f4
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-5 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: L5, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 6: HR, 7: F9, 9: 1B
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: f9, 3: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: BB, 9: 1B
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-4, 1 R 2: F7, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: F8, 9: G6
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: G2, 8: HR
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B (BrO)
PH Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-1 8: 1B
C Takaya, Hiroaki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Oba, Shota, L 4 62 20 14 5 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 5 5 1.841
Kim, Mu-Young 2 33 8 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.543
Yoshikawa, Teruaki 1 1/3 33 8 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.730
Kamiuchi, Yasushi 2/3 28 5 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 16.200
Brazoban, Yhency 1 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 175 44 36 12 3 4 6 0 2 1 0 12 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Oba on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Goto grounds out to third. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Baldiris hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Lee grounds to second.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
K. Kondo on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Cabrera hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Matsuda fouls out to right.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Kondo on the mound for Orix
Ortiz flies out to left. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Yamazaki hits a single to left. Kawasaki hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Honda grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Oba on the mound for Softbank
Obiki walks. Goto hits a 2-run homer to right. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Baldiris flies out to center. Lee flies out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Kondo on the mound for Orix
Uchikawa flies out to center. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Cabrera hits a double to left. Matsuda hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Ortiz strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Oba on the mound for Softbank
Takehara flies out to short. Ito walks and gets caught trying to steal second. Yoshida hits a double to left. Sakaguchi hits a 2-run homer to right. Obiki grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kim on the mound for Softbank
Takehara flies out to center. Ito strikes out swinging. Yoshida hits a solo homer to right. Sakaguchi hits a single to center and gets caught trying to steal second.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
K. Kondo on the mound for Orix
Cabrera hits a solo homer to right. Matsuda hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Ortiz walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yoshino in for K. Kondo.
Hasegawa fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, lead runner advances to third on a catching error (E4), runners on first and third. Yamazaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kawasaki lines out to the pitcher and Yamazaki gets doubled off first.

Top of the 8th - 6 runs, 5 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Softbank
Baldiris hits a single to left. Lee hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Fukae enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lee. Takehara fouls out to first. Ito hits into a fielder's choice and a run scores, everyone is safe, runners on first and second. Yoshida walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kamiuchi in for Yoshikawa.
Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Runners advance on a wild pitch, one run scores, runners on second and third. Obiki hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Goto hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. T-Okada fouls out to the catcher. Baldiris strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Higa on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: T-Okada moves from left to first; Fukae takes over in right; Yoshida moves from right to left.
Matsuda walks. Ortiz flies out to center. Hasegawa hits a 2-run homer to right. Fukuda, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Takamiya in for Higa.
Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Oba on the mound for Softbank
Takehara hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ito. Yoshida fouls out to left. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
K. Kondo on the mound for Orix
Hasegawa flies out to left. Yamazaki hits a double to left and gets picked off second. Kawasaki flies out to left.

Bottom of the 9th
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Uchikawa fouls out to second. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Cabrera hits a single to center. Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ortiz grounds out to short.

Notes

Singer / songwriter Yusuke Tominaga sang the Japanese anthem before the game.  Giravanz Kitakyushu soccer manager Yasutoshi Miura threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Orix: The Buffaloes sent 10 batters to the plate in the 8th inning.  They also won their 3rd game in a row.  The Buffaloes finished out the month of August with a winning record: 13-11-1. ... Kondo got the win and is now 3-5, including 1-2 in 4 starts against the Hawks. ... Baldiris has driven in at least one run in each of his last 4 games. ... Sakaguchi snapped an 0-for-23 slide with a homer in the 4th.

Softbank: The Hawks lost their 2nd straight game. ... Oba dropped his first start of the year and is now 6-1, including 2-1 in 5 games (3 starts) against Orix.