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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (September 18, 2011)

by on Sep.18, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 0-3, 4.33 - Tadashi Settsu (SOF) 11-8, 2.93

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

Attendance: 37025 | Softbank leads series, 13-6-1 | Time: 3:30

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: G5
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: L4, 6: SO, 8: HR
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HBP, 4: G6, 6: HR, 8: F7
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: SO
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: F7, 6: SO, 8: F9
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 2B, 7: SO, 9: G5
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: G4, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: SO
PH-2B Kato, Masayoshi 1-for-2 7: 1B, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L 4 88 21 17 7 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.645
Tadano, Kazuhito 1 1/3 19 6 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.711
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.045
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 30 6 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.490
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 22 5 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.944
8 171 40 31 12 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 2: G1, 4: 1B (SB), 6: G6, 8: S1
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB (SB), 2: F7, 4: BB (BrO), 6: G5, 8: F8
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 3-for-4, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: IBB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: BB
PR-1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-1 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-3 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (CS), 7: HBP
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: F6, 5: f3, 7: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 7: F7
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: S5, 7: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: S2, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Settsu, Tadashi, W 7 114 28 26 5 1 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2.914
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1/3 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.045
Falkenborg, Brian, H 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.742
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.471
9 148 36 34 7 2 12 1 1 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda walks and steals second. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Cabrera hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Matsuda flies out to right. Ortiz walks, bases loaded. Hasegawa strikes out looking.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Itoi grounds out to short. Koyano hits a single to left. Inaba flies out to left. Nakata hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa grounds out to first. Fukuda grounds out to short. Yamazaki hits a double to right. Kawasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Kawasaki steals second, runners on second and third. Honda walks, bases loaded. Uchikawa hits a 2-run single to left and Honda gets thrown out trying to advance to third.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a solo homer (11) to center. Koyano grounds out to third. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tadano on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hasegawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuda. Yamazaki hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Tadano.
Kawasaki grounds out to short, runner on third. Honda grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Morifuku on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Akashi takes over at first.
Yang (Yoh) hits a solo homer (3) to left-center. Itoi flies out to left.
Pitching change: Falkenborg in for Morifuku.
Koyano strikes out looking. Inaba flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fukuda hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki grounds out to the pitcher. Honda flies out to left.

Top of the 7th
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Nakata strikes out looking. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Imanami hits a single to center. M. Kato, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Scales grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Ono is the new catcher; M. Kato takes over at second.
Uchikawa hits a single to left. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Akashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Matsuda gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Hasegawa flies out to left. Fukuda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamazaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawasaki. Honda flies out to center. Uchikawa gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Uchikawa. Akashi strikes out looking.

Top of the 9th
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Nakata grounds out to third. Hoffpauir hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Sugiya. Sugiya steals second. Imanami grounds out to second, runner on third. M. Kato strikes out swinging.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are now 0-2-1 since their last victory on 9/15 (vs Lotte).  They are also 0-6-1 in their last 7 games at Yahoo Dome. ... Yoshikawa made his 6th start of the year and dropped to 0-4.  He also 0-10 since his last victory on 5/1/2008 (a span of 19 games, 15 starts).

Softbank: The Hawks are now 2-0-2 since their last loss on 9/14 (vs Seibu) and 5-0-1 in their last 6 games against the Fighters.  They also collected at least one hit in every inning.  Their Magic Number is now 15. ... Settsu got the win and improved to 12-8, including 4-1 in 6 starts against the Fighters.  This was also his 2nd double-digit strikeout game of his career (and of the season). ... Mahara saved his 13th game of the year.