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Saitama Seibu Lions 7 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (September 13, 2011)

by on Sep.13, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Saitama Seibu Lions vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 6-7, 3.81 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 14-6, 2.51

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Softbank 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 X 7 12 0

Attendance: 30648 | Softbank leads series, 12-4-2 | Time: 3:04

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: f5, 6: G5, 8: SO
(3B) Hara, Takuya 0-for-1 1: S3, 3: f5, 6: BB
PH Mulhern, Ryan 0-for-1 8: SO
C Hoshi, Takanori 0-for-0
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 4: F8, 6: BB, 9: F7
(1B) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F6, 6: SO, 9: F8
(DH) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-4 1: G1, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(CF) Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: F9, 7: F9
(RF-3B) Asamura, Hideto 0-for-3 2: F4, 5: F6, 7: F8
(C) Sumitani, Ginjiro 0-for-2 2: F7, 5: SO
PH-RF Osaki, Yutaro 0-for-1 8: G6
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 1-for-3 3: G4, 6: G5, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishii, Kazuhisa, L 4 72 20 16 6 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 4.094
Kimura, Fumikazu 2 45 11 8 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.880
Sakamoto, Yataro 2 42 10 9 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.935
8 159 41 33 12 2 6 5 1 0 0 0 7 7

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: S8, 6: BB (SB), 7: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 2: S7, 4: SO, 6: 1B (SB), 8: G6
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 2: F7, 5: HR, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-5 2: F7, 3: F9, 5: 1B (BrO), 6: G4, 8: f2
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: F9, 5: L3, 7: HR
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 8: G6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 3: F5, 5: BB (SB), 7: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G4, 5: HBP, 7: G6
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: BB (SB), 5: G4, 7: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 2-for-3, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 7: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 7 1/3 116 27 23 2 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.509
Morifuku, Masahiko 2/3 11 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.725
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
9 141 32 28 2 1 8 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Kuriyama walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hara. Nakajima hits a 2-run homer to left. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Fernandez grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 2nd - 4 runs, 5 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Cabrera flies out to left. Kokubo hits a double to right. Matsuda walks, runners on first and second. Hasegawa hits a single to left, bases loaded. Fukuda hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Yamazaki hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first and second. Kawasaki hits a single to left, bases loaded. Honda hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Uchikawa flies out to left.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Hasegawa grounds out to second. Fukuda walks and steals second. Yamazaki hits a bunt single, runners on first and third. Kawasaki hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Honda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kimura on the mound for Seibu
Uchikwa hits a solo homer to left-center. Cabrera hits a single to right. Kokubo lines out to first and Cabrera gets doubled off first. Matsuda walks and steals second. Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Fukuda grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sakamoto on the mound for Seibu
Kokubo hits a solo homer to left. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa grounds out to short. Fukuda hits a single to left. Yamazaki walks, runners on first and second. Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Kataoka grounds out to third. Kuriyama grounds out to third. Hara walks. Nakajima walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th
Kimura on the mound for Seibu
Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki walks. Honda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners execute double steal, runners on second and third. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Cabrera grounds out to second.

Notes

Seibu: The Lions' 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... K. Ishii took the loss and dropped to 6-8, including 0-2 in 3 starts against Softbank.  He also became the 85th player in NPB history to record 2,000 innings after completing the 2nd (he came into the game at 1998 IP).

Softbank: At 12-4-2 with 6 games remaining, the Hawks are now guaranteed their first winning record against Seibu since 2009. ... Houlton won his 2nd straight start and improved to 15-6, including 2-0 in 2 starts against the Lions. ... Uchikawa has now hit 4 homers this month. ... Kokubo now has double-digit homers in his last 12 straight seasons (15 overall).