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NS: Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Chunichi Dragons 1 (November 16, 2011)

by on Nov.16, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:30
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 19-6, 2.19 - Yudai Kawai (CHU) 5-3, 2.39

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Attendance: 38041 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:40

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: L4, 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: F1, 3: F7, 5: G4, 8: F8
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: G4, 8: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: F4, 8: G6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 1: G4 (SB), 3: F7, 6: SO, 9: f2
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 1: f6, 4: SO, 7: G3, 9: G4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-4 2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: F8, 7: SO, 9: SO
(P) Houlton, Dennis 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
P Morifuku, Masahiko 0-for-0
PH Cabrera, Alex 0-for-1 8: SO
P Falkenborg, Brian 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 5 0/3 86 23 17 5 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.800
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 2 24 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Falkenborg, Brian, S 2 24 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 134 35 29 5 0 7 5 0 1 0 0 1 1

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: F9
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: G4
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: G5
(1B) Blanco, Tony 1-for-3 2: F9, 4: BB, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 1-for-3 2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G6
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 2: BB, 4: DP
PH-RF Koike, Masaaki 0-for-2 6: SO, 9: SO
(CF) Hirata, Ryosuke 1-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 5: 1B, 6: F7, 9: SO
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: S1, 6: G6, 9: F8
(P) Kawai, Yudai 0-for-1 3: G5
PH Saeki, Takahiro 0-for-0 5: BB
PR Oyama, Keiji 0-for-0 5: (CS)
P Yamai, Daisuke 0-for-0
PH Fujii, Atsushi 0-for-1 7: SO
P Mise, Koji 0-for-0
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Yudai, L 5 88 20 20 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.800
Yamai, Daisuke 2 31 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Mise, Koji 2/3 18 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Asao, Takuya 1 1/3 25 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 162 35 35 8 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kawai on the mound for Chunichi
Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda pops out on a bunt attempt. Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits a grounder to second and a run scores on a throwing error (E6), Matsuda at first. Matsuda steals second. Hasegawa fouls out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hirata hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanishige. Saeki, pinch-hitting for Kawai, walks, runners on first and second. Oyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Saeki. Araki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ibata strikes out looking and Oyama gets thrown out at third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kawai on the mound for Chunichi
Tamura hits a double to center. Hosokawa grounds out to short, runner on third. Houlton strikes out looking. Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Blanco flies out to right. Wada grounds out to third. Nomoto walks. Hirata walks, runners on first and second. Tanishige flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Morino flies out to right. Blanco walks. Wada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nomoto hits into a 1-6-3 double play.

Bottom of the 6th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Morino hits a single to left. Blanco hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Wada walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Houlton.
Koike, pinch-hitting for Nomoto, strikes out swinging. Hirata flies out to left. Tanshige grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Mise on the mound for Chunichi
Cabrera, pinch-hitting for Morifuku, strikes out swinging. Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda flies out to center.
Pitching change: Asao in for Mise.
Uchikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Uchikawa. Kokubo grounds out to short.

Notes

Series tied at 2-2.

Hero Interivew: Morifuku, Kokubo

Softbank: The Hawks are now 34-45-1 during Nippon Series play.  They have also won their last 5 Nippon Series games at Nagoya Dome (going back to the 1999 Series). ...  Houlton got the win. ... Falkenborg got the save.

Chunichi: The Dragons are now 22-34-1 during Nippon Series play. ... Kawai took the loss. ... Tanishige extended his postseason hitless streak to 34 plate appearances.

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