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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (September 5, 2011)

by on Sep.05, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tadashi Settsu (SOF) 10-7, 2.99 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 9-9, 1.87

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

Attendance: 17252 | Softbank leads series, 9-6-0 | Time: 3:17

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: G3, 6: G1, 7: BB, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F7, 3: BB, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B (SB)
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: G5, 6: F8, 7: S8, 9: F9
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: G4, 6: BB, 7: BB, 9: 2B
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: BB, 6: SO, 7: F9
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 9: F7
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: DP, 7: G4, 8: SO
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1 9: G5
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: L6, 5: F6, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-4, 1 R 3: G3, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-1 3: S2, 5: F8
PH Cabrera, Alex 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
PR Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0, 1 R
C Takaya, Hiroaki 1-for-1 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Settsu, Tadashi, W 7 111 29 24 7 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 3 3.037
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.771
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 14 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.946
9 140 36 30 7 1 5 2 1 2 0 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3 1: HBP, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: L5, 5: S1, 7: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 4: HR, 5: G3, 8: f7
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: F5, 5: G1, 8: SO
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G4
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: G2
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: S8, 6: DP, 9: BB
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-3 2: G1, 4: F4, 7: F9
PH Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: F7
(C) Ono, Shota 2-for-3, 1 R 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
PH Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru 6 70 23 19 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.853
Sakakibara, Ryo, L 1/3 15 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.554
Miyanishi, Naoki 0/3 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.042
Masui, Hirotoshi 2/3 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.116
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 26 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.113
Ishii, Yuya 1 15 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.794
9 145 42 35 10 1 3 5 0 1 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka flies out to center. Kokubo hits a solo homer to left. Ortiz flies out to right. Matsuda lines out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Itoi hits a solo homer to left. Nakata flies out to third. Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Hoffpauir hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Iiyama flies out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Ono hits a single to right. Scales hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) his a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Itoi drives in a run with a ground out to first, runner on third. Nakata grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 7th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ortiz grounds out to second. Matsuda hits a single to left. Hasegawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Cabrera, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Sakakibara.
Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Kawasaki walks, bases loaded. Honda hits a 2-run single to right, runners to second and third.
Pitching change: Masui in for Miyanishi.
Uchikawa hits a sac fly to center, runner on third. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and third. Kokbu flies out to right.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Uchikawa flies out to right. Matsunaka hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Akashi flies out to left. Kidokoro grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Scales gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi grounds out to short, runner on third. Nataka walks, runners on first and third. Inaba grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa hits a grounder to first and reaches on a catching error (E1) and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki grounds out to first, runner on third. Honda walks, runners on first and third. Uchikawa grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki grounds out to the pitcher. Honda hits a single to center. Uchikawa flies out to center. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Kokubo strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ortiz strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to right. Hasegawa hits a single to center. Takaya hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Notes

Softbank: Settsu got the win and improved to 10-7, including 3-1 in 5 starts against the Fighters.  He also dropped a 2-game losing streak (3 starts). ... Falkenborg saved his 17th game of the year.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost their 4th game in a row. ... Sakakibara took the loss in relief and dropped to 1-3. ... Itoi now has 3 double-digit homer seasons under his belt.