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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (September 23, 2011)

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Yuki Nishi (ORI) 9-5, 2.89 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 16-5, 1.45

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

Attendance: 38330 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-6-1 | Time: 3:12

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 2 R 1: F8, 3: 3B, 5: HBP, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: S3
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 4: G6, 5: F1, 7: F7, 9: 3B
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 4-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 5: 2B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
PR-RF Goto, Shunta 0-for-0
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-5 2: L4, 4: G5, 5: F4, 8: F8, 9: F7
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: F7
(DH) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(C) Yokoyama, Tetsuya 0-for-3 3: F7, 4: F8, 6: BB, 8: G6
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-0
(RF-LF) Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-4 3: F8, 5: SO, 6: f7, 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki 7 111 27 24 5 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.874
Hirano, Yoshihisa, W 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.019
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.684
9 141 35 32 7 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 2 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: F9, 5: HR, 8: F8
(2B) Sugiya, Kenshi 1-for-4 1: G5, 3: L6, 5: SO, 8: 1B
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: L5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-2 2: F9, 4: 2B
PR-1B Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-2 6: SO, 9: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: S9, 7: F9, 9: F9
(DH) Scales, Bobby 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO
(SS-2B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: G6, 9: G6
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 8 130 35 32 7 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 1.478
Masui, Hirotoshi, L 2/3 11 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1.736
Ishii, Yuya 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.953
9 147 41 37 10 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Goto grounds out to short. T-Okada hits a solo homer (14) to right. Baldiris hits a grounder to third and is safe at first on a catching error (E3). Lee strikes out looking. Akada hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Yokoyama flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Itoi grounds out to second. Koyano hits a single to right. Inaba hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Hoffpauir enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Nakata hits a sac fly to right, runner to third. Scales strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Hoffpauir takes over a first.
Moriyama strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi gets hit by a pitch. Obiki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to the pitcher. T-Okada hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Baldiris flies out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Imanami flies out to left. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a solo homer (4) to left-center. Sugiya strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at short; Imanami moves from short to second.
Moriyama flies out to left. Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Goo hits an RBI triple to left.
Pitching change: Ishii in for Masui.
T-Okada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Shunta enters the game as a pinch-runner for T-Okada. Baldiris flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yokoyama flies out to left. Moriyama flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits a triple to center. Obiki grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Imanami hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Yang (Yoh) flies out to right, runner on third. Sugiya lines out to short.

Top of the 8th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
T-Okada hits a single to center. Baldiris flies out to center. Lee flies out to left. Akada hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yokoyama grounds out to short.

Notes

Injuries: Inaba (HAM) developed a cramp in his left calf during his at bat in the 4th inning and was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a double.

Orix: The Buffaloes have won their last 4 games against the Fighters.  They also stopped a 5-game losing streak at Sapporo Dome (going back to 9/20/2010). ... Hirano got the win in relief and improved to 6-1. ... Kishida saved his 30th game of the year. ... T-Okada homered off Darvish for the first time in his career.  He also picked up his first 4-hit game of his Ichi-gun career.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are now 0-5-1 since their last victory on 9/15 (vs Lotte).  They have also lost 7 straight at Sapporo Dome. ... Masui took the loss in relief and dropped to 0-4 in 48 games. ... Darvish has now given up 5 homers this season.  He also notched his 4th 200+ inning season (2nd in a row). ... Nakata made a nice grab in the 6th inning when he caught a ball slicing foul while running face first into a wall.