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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 (September 16, 2011)

by on Sep.16, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yuki Saito (HAM) 5-4, 2.70 - Kenji Otonari (SOF) 0-0, 1.64

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

Attendance: 31147 | Softbank leads series, 12-6-0 | Time: 2:58

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO
2B Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-1 9: SO
(CF-RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 1: S2, 3: L4, 6: G6, 9: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-0 1: BB
1B Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-2 4: F8, 7: f5, 9: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 7: F7, 9: G5
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 7: G5
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: f2, 8: 2B
(RF) Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO
CF Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 2: F7, 5: SO
C Ono, Shota 0-for-1 8: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 3: SO, 6: G3, 8: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki, L 5 105 25 20 8 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.976
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 22 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.077
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.992
Tadano, Kazuhito 1 19 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.375
8 160 37 31 10 0 6 5 0 1 1 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 1st, 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: G5, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: G6
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: F9, 7: F9
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: G4, 5: IBB, 7: G6
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3 1: DP, 3: 1B, 5: SO
1B Akashi, Kenji 1-for-1 7: 1B
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: f3, 5: 2B, 7: F8
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 5: SO
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-2 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-4 2: DP, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otonari, Kenji, W 8 107 27 25 2 0 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.947
Falkenborg, Brian 1 18 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.770
9 125 31 28 2 0 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Kokubo hits into a 1-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsuda hits a single to left. Ortiz walks, runners on first and second. Hasegawa walks, bases loaded. Yamazaki hits into a double play as a run scores, runner on third. Kawasaki hits an RBI double to right and advances to third on a fielding error (E9). Honda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda hits a double to left. Uchikawa flies out to right, runners on third. Cabrera gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Matsuda hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Ortiz strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Scales hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano strikes out looking. Nioka strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ortiz hits a single to center. Hasegawa grounds out to second, runner on second. Yamazaki flies out to center. Kawasaki flies out to left.

Bottom of the 6th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Yamazaki strikes outs swinging. Kawasaki grounds out to third. Honda grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Nakata hits a double to center. Ugumori strikes out swinging. Ono strikes out swinging. Kaneko flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Tadano on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: M. Kato takes over at second; Sugiya takes over in center; Yang (Yoh) moves from center to right.
Kidokoro strikes out looking. Hasegawa hits a single to left. Yamazaki grounds out to second, runner on second. Kawasaki strikes out looking.

Notes

Injuries: Inaba (HAM) tweaked his right knee while on defense in the 2nd inning and was pulled from the game in the 3rd. ... Kokubo (SOF) was removed from the game before the top of the 6th due to neck pain.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They were also handed their 14th shutout loss of the season. ... Saito lost his 3rd straight start and is now 5-5, including 0-1 in 3 starts against the Hawks.

Softbank: The Hawks recorded their 23rd shutout victory of the year. ... Otonari got the win and is now 1-0 in 6 games (2 starts).  He also recorded his 3rd double-digit strikeout game of his career.