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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (September 2, 2011)

by on Sep.02, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 10-4, 3.58 - Yuki Nishi (ORI) 7-5, 2.83

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Orix 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 3 8 0

Attendance: 14104 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-3-1 | Time: 3:14

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: L4, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 1: F9, 4: S1, 5: G5, 8: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 9: 1B (BrO)
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: G6
PR Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0 9: (CS)
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: BB (CS), 4: G3, 6: F7, 9: F7
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-3 2: f9, 5: G5, 7: 1B
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3, 1 R 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F9
PH-SS Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: F6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, L 7 130 32 24 7 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 3 3 3.595
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 20 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.862
8 150 37 27 8 0 1 7 0 3 0 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd, 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: G4, 8: G6
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-2, 1 R 1: S3, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: BB
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F6, 3: F9, 5: G3, 7: 2B
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: DP, 5: G3, 7: BB
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: G6, 6: G4, 7: F7
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: BB
PH Arakane, Hisao 0-for-1 8: f3
LF Kajimoto, Yusuke 0-for-0
(DH) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 5: 1B, 6: L6, 8: S1
(RF) Yoshida, Shintaro 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: S1, 7: F8
PH Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-0 8: BB
PR-RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki, W 7 117 26 23 5 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.809
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.887
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 16 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.060
9 143 32 29 6 0 8 2 0 1 1 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Goto flies out to short. T-Okada hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Baldiris grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Scales walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Nakata strikes out swinging. Inaba grounds out to first.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Koyano grounds out to third. Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Tsuruoka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kaneko flies out to right. Scales hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ito hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yoshida. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Obiki hits an infield single, bases loaded. Goto drives in a run with a ground out to first, runners on second and third. T-Okada grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yoshida flies out to center. Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Obiki walks. Goto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Baldiris flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Lee hits a single to right. Akada hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ito walks, bases loaded. Yoshida hits into a 1-2-3 double player, runners on second and third. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Imanami takes over at short.
Arakane, pinch-hitting for Lee, fouls out to first. Akada hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ito. Takehara, pinch-hitting for Yoshida, walks, runners on first and second. Fukae enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takehara. Sakaguchi grounds out to short.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They recorded their 40th loss of the season. ... Keppel took the loss and is now 10-5, including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Buffaloes.  He's also 0-2 in 4 starts since his last victory on 8/5 (vs Rakuten). ... Nakata had trouble handling Goto's hit in the 7th -- it was ultimately ruled a double.

Orix: The Buffaloes won their 5th game in a row.  They now have 50 victories this year. ... Nishi got the win and improved to 8-5, including 1-1 in 4 games (2 starts) against the Fighters.  He is now 3-0 in 5 games (2 starts) since a loss on 8/4 (vs Softbank). ... Kishida saved his 25th game of the year. ... Goto extended his hitting streak to 15 games.