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Chiba Lotte Marines 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (September 15, 2011)

by on Sep.15, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tomohisa Otani (LOT) 3-8, 3.66 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 11-5, 3.67

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

Attendance: 23821 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-9-2 | Time: 2:46

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(LF) Ishimine, Shota 1-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: G5, 5: 1B (CS), 8: BB
(CF) Okada, Yoshifumi 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: G1, 6: G4, 8: 1B (BrO)
(DH) Fukuura, Kazuya 0-for-2 1: BB, 4: F8, 6: G6, 8: S5
(1B) Castillo, Jose 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: E6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 犠失
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: G4, 6: F8, 8: G3
(2B) Nemoto, Shunichi 1-for-3 2: F7, 4: 1B, 7: BB, 8: F8
(3B) Heiuchi, Hisao 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: F9, 7: G3, 9: SO
(SS) Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-2 2: f5, 5: G6
PH Takahama, Takuya 0-for-1 7: G3
SS Watanabe, Masato 0-for-1 9: F8
(C) Matoba, Naoki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G3
PH Kiyota, Ikuhiro 0-for-1 7: SO
C Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otani, Tomohisa, L 5 92 25 19 6 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 3.571
Ono, Shingo 2 27 8 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.719
Rosa, Carlos 1 14 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.400
8 133 38 30 8 0 7 5 0 3 0 0 2 1

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: E9, 2: 2B (BrO), 4: BB, 6: G4, 8: SO
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(RF-CF-RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4 1: S1, 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G5, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: F9, 5: G3
RF Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 7: SO
CF Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F4, 7: F9
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-2 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: BB
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 1: f3, 3: G5, 5: BB, 7: F8
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: G4
(SS-2B) Imanami, Takahiro 2-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: E4, 8: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-2, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: S2, 6: S1, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 7 109 27 25 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.475
Ishii, Yuya, H 1 21 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.038
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.978
9 142 36 31 5 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Scales reaches on a fielding error (E9), runner on first. Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba strikes out swinging. Nakata fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Hoffpauir flies out to center. Imanami grounds out to second. Tsuruoka hits a double to right. Scales hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center and Scales gets thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Sugiya takes over in center; Yang (Yoh) moves from center to right.
Ishimine walks. Okada hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Fukuura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Catsillo reaches on a fielding error (E4), one run scores, runners on first and third. Kakunaka grounds out to first, runners on first and second. Nemoto flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ishimine strikes out looking. Okada grounds out to second. Fukuura walks. Castillo reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second. Kakunaka grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fukuura flies out to center. Catsillo hits a single to left. Kakunaka grounds out to second, runner on first. Nemoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Heiuchi flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Imanami hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Scales walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
Otani on the mound for Lotte
Itoi grounds out to first. Koyano flies out to second. Inaba walks. Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Ono on the mound for Lotte
Imanami reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Scales grounds out to second, runner on third. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nemoto walks. Heiuchi grounds out to first, runner on second. Takahama, pinch-hitting for Takaguchi, grounds out to first, runner on third. Kiyota, pinch-hitting for Matoba, strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Rosa on the mound for Lotte
Hoffpair grounds out to second. Imanami hits a single to center. Tsuruoka reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.

Notes

Female motorcycle racers Hiromi Sakai and Maya Sato made special appearances (they road around on their motorcycles in foul territory) before the game.

Lotte: The Marines lost their 3rd game in a row (and 5th straight against the Fighters). ... Otani took the loss and dropped to 3-9, including 1-3 in 5 games (4 starts) against the Fighters.  He's also 0-4 in his last 4 starts and hasn't won a game since 8/24 (vs Softbank).

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 3rd straight game.  They are also a perfect 7-0 in 7 games at Tokyo Dome. ... Keppel won his 2nd straight game and improved to 12-5, including 1-0 in 3 starts against Lotte. ... H. Takeda saved his 33rd game of the year. He's also just 1 shy of 100 for his career.