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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 (September 6, 2011)

by on Sep.06, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 13-6, 2.65 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 16-4, 1.54

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

Attendance: 25008 | Softbank leads series, 10-6-0 | Time: 3:15

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: G4
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: F8
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: F9, 6: SO, 9: G3
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4 2: F4, 5: G5, 6: SO, 9: G1
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: 1B (SB)
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3, 1 R 3: L6, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: L3, 5: 2B, 7: 3B, 9: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: F4, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 6 2/3 116 26 23 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.512
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1/3 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.827
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 1/3 23 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.750
Falkenborg, Brian, S 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.912
9 157 34 30 4 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: DP, 7: SO
(2B) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 1: S1, 2: F6, 5: f2
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: SO
P Ishii, Yuya 0-for-0
P Masui, Hirotoshi 0-for-0
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G6, 6: G4, 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G5, 6: F8, 8: G1
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: F9, 6: F8, 9: G6
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: F7, 7: 2B, 9: SO
(DH-2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-4 2: f5, 4: G4, 7: G4, 9: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: G5, 7: L3
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-2 2: E6 (SB), 5: 1B
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-0 7: BB
PR-SS Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 8 122 30 29 5 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1.525
Ishii, Yuya 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.783
Masui, Hirotoshi 2/3 20 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.098
9 147 35 34 7 0 11 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kokubo grounds out to third. Matsuda flies out to right. Hasegawa walks. Fukuda hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yamazaki flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Imanami. Itoi flies out to right. Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Inaba walks, bases loaded. Koyano grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Scales fouls out to third. Tsuruoka flies out to center. Iiyama reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Iiyama steals second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Imanami flies out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa lines out to short. Fukuda lines out to first. Yamazaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a balk. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits a single to center. Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Fukuda hits a triple to center. Yamazaki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Koyano hits a double to center. Scales grounds out to second, runner on third. Tsuruoka lines out to first.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Houlton.
Hoffpauir, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, walks, runners on first and third. Kaneko enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hoffpauir. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Scales moves from DH to second.
Matsunaka grounds out to first.
Pitching change: Masui in for Ishii.
Kokubo grounds out to the pitcher. Matsuda hits a single to center and steals second. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Fukuda strikes out swinging.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks won their 2nd straight game and picked up their 22nd shutout victory of the year (4th 1-0 victory). ... Houlton got the win and improved to 14-6, including 2-0 in 2 starts against the Fighters (0 runs over 15.2 innings).  Houlton is also the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to record 14 victories since Joe Stanka in 1965. ... Falkenborg saved his 18th game of the year.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters dropped their 5th game in a row and their 5th game in a row at Sapporo Dome.  They were also handed their 13th shutout loss of the season. ... Darvish took the loss and is now 16-5, including 3-2 in 5 starts against the Hawks.  He also notched his 49th double-digit strikeout game of his career (11th of the season) and topped out at 155km/h.