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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (September 17, 2011)

by on Sep.17, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 16-5, 1.47 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 7-6, 3.13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1

Attendance: 37025 | Softbank leads series, 12-6-1 | Time: 3:50

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 15, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-6 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: E4, 7: 1B (SB), 9: 1B, 10: G6
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: S3, 7: SO, 9: S1, 11: G5
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B (SB), 9: IBB, 11: F7
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4 1: BB, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F9, 9: HBP, 11: f9
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-2 1: G6, 4: F8
PH-DH Scales, Bobby 0-for-2 6: G5, 8: BB (SB), 9: F4
(1B-LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: G6, 5: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 10: F7
(LF) Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: F4, 6: G3
1B Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-1 8: IBB, 10: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-5 2: G1, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 8: G5, 10: 1B
PR Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
(2B) Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-3 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: G6
2B Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-2 9: G3, 10: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 9 127 34 32 6 0 12 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1.447
Ishii, Yuya, H 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Masui, Hirotoshi 1 34 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.370
11 173 42 38 6 0 14 2 0 2 0 1 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-5 1: E4, 3: G6, 6: 1B (SB), 8: G4, 10: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G4, 11: BB
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1, 1 R 9: (SB), 11: f2
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-5 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: SO, 11: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: f3, 4: F9, 7: SO, 9: 3B, 11: IBB
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-5 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: G3, 11: f9
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 2: F7, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: G1
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 2-for-4 3: 1B, 5: G4, 8: 1B, 10: G4
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: S1
PH Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-1 10: G5
C Takaya, Hiroaki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki 7 0/3 109 30 27 6 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.909
Brazoban, Yhency 1 16 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 18 6 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.991
Mahara, Takahiro, H 1 19 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.627
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.877
11 168 49 41 9 0 10 5 1 2 0 0 1 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Iiyama hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a single to center, bases loaded. Scales, pinch-hitting for Nioka, grounds out to third, bases loaded. Nakata hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Ugumori grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchikawa hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Cabrera strikes out swinging, Kidokoro to second. Matsuda hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Ortiz grounds out to first. Hasegawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Iiyama strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a double to center. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Nioka grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 1st
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki reaches on a throwing error (E4), runner on first. Honda hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Cabrera strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fukuda hits an infield single. Yamazaki fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Kawasaki grounds out to short, runner on second. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Uchikawa strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda strikes out swinging. Kawasaki steals second. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Cabrera strikes out looking.

Top of the 7th
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. M. Kato grounds out to short. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left and steals second. Iiyama strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Itoi hits single to center and steals second.
Pitching change: Brazoban in for Yamada.
Koyano flies out to right, runner on third. Scales walks, runners on first and third. Nakata strikes out swinging as Scales steals second, runners on second and third. Inaba gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Tsuruoka grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fukuda hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki grounds out to second, runner on third. Honda grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Kanazawa on the mound for Softbank
Imanami grounds out to first. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Iiyama. Itoi gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Koyano gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Scales flies out to second.

Top of the 10th
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Nakata flies out to left. Inaba grounds out to second. Tsuruoka hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Sugiya. Imanami hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 11th
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Honda walks. Kidokoro fouls out on a sac bunt attempt. Runner advances to second on a balk. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Matsuda gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a passed ball. Ortiz fouls out to right.

Notes

Injuries: Nioka (HAM) injured his left hamstring during at bat in the 4th inning and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th.

Nippon Ham: Darvish started the game on 5 days of rest (6th time this season).  He also recorded his 50th double-digit strikeout game of his career (12th of the season).

Softbank: At 12-6-1, with 5 games remaining, the Hawks are now guaranteed a winning record against the Fighters this season.