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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (September 7, 2011)

by on Sep.07, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 11-5, 1.72 - Yutaka Otsuka (HAM) 0-0, 3.60

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 15 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 5 0

Attendance: 24788 | Softbank leads series, 11-6-0 | Time: 3:10

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 3: BB, 4: G6, 6: G6, 8: 3B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 7: BB, 8: F7
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: BB, 9: F9
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-5, 2 R 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: F7, 7: G4, 9: SO
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: 1B
PR-1B Akashi, Kenji 1-for-1 7: (BrO), 9: 3B
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 3-for-5, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B (SB), 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: F4
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 3-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G2, 3: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 7: 1B
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-4 2: F7, 3: DP, 6: SO, 8: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: f3, 6: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, W 6 111 24 20 3 1 6 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 1.837
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.069
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.735
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 11 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.862
9 150 35 30 5 1 10 3 0 1 1 0 4 4

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: SO, 5: G5, 7: G3
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: G3, 5: BB, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 5: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: BB, 6: f3, 8: G6
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G5, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 9: 2B
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: 2B, 9: F7
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-1, 1 R 3: F6, 5: BB
PH-SS Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 7: G4, 9: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 3: G6, 5: S5
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-0, 1 RBI 7: S8
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otsuka, Yutaka, L 2 1/3 54 16 15 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 8.591
Tadano, Kazuhito 2 2/3 30 8 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.391
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 2/3 34 7 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.177
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 1/3 24 7 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.042
Takeda, Hisashi 1 12 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.047
9 154 42 39 15 2 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Otsuka on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda grounds out to short. Uchikawa hits a solo homer to left. Matsunaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 5 hits
Otsuka on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki walks. Honda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Kokubo hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Matsuda hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Matsuda steals second, runners on second and third. Hasegawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Tadano in for Otsuka.
Fukuda hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tadano on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchikawa hits a solo homer to left-center. Matsunaka flies out to left. Kokubo grounds out to short. Matsuda flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Koyano hits a single to right. Inaba hits a 2-run homer to right. Ono walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Scales drives in a run with a ground out to third. Yang (Yoh) walks. Itoi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda walks and gets picked off first. Uchikawa walks. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runner on first.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Miyanishi.
Kokubo hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Akashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Matsuda hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Hasegawa hits a single to center and Akashi gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kanazawa on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Akashi takes over at first.
Inaba hits a double to center. Imanami, pinch-hitting for Ono, grounds out to second, runner on  third. Hoffpauir, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, hits a sac fly to center. Scales grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Otsuka on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kokubo hits a single to center. Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hasegawa fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Fukuda flies out to left. Yamazaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa hits a single to left. Fukuda strikes out swinging. Yamazaki strikes out looking. Hasegawa steals second. Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Tsuruoka is the new catcher; Imanami takes over at short.
Fukuda strikes out swinging. Yamazaki strikes out looking. Kawasaki hits a triple to center. Honda flies out to left.

Top of the 9th
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchikawa flies out to right. Matsunaka strikes out swinging. Akashi hits a triple to center. Matsuda flies out to second.

Bottom of the 9th
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Nioka strikes out swinging. Koyano hits a double to center. Inaba flies out to left. Imanami strikes out swinging.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks won their 3rd game in a row.  This was also the first time they swept a 3-game series at Sapporo Dome since 5/2007. ... Wada got the win and improved to 12-5, including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Fighters. ... Falkenborg saved his 19th game of the year. ... This was Uchikawa's 8th multi-homer game of his career.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters dropped their 6th straight game.  They have also lost 6 straight at Sapporo Dome. ... Otsuka made his 2nd start (3rd appearance) of the year and is now 0-1.