Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 3 (July 31, 2012)

by on Jul.31, 2012 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Announced Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 7-5, 1.90 - Seth Greisinger (LOT) 6-4, 2.65

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

Attendance: 12527 | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-2-1 | Time: 2:34

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: F7, 6: f7, 7: G4
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: F8, 6: F9, 7: 1B
(RF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4, 1 R 1: f3, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI 2: F5, 4: S9, 6: HR, 8: G5
(CF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: f3
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 6: G5, 9: F7
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 R 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: G3
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: f5, 7: S1
PH Nishikawa, Haruki 0-for-1 9: G4
SS Nakashima, Takuya 0-for-0  

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, W 7 89 29 26 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.005
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 15 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.821
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 8 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.872
  9 112 36 33 9 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 3  

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Ogino, Takashi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F7, 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: 2B
(SS) Nemoto, Shunichi 1-for-4 1: 1B (BrO), 3: G4, 6: G4, 7: G3
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(LF) Omura, Saburo 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G6, 6: F8, 8: F3
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G3, 7: F7, 8: SO
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 9: f3
(1B) Omatsu, Shoitsu 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: S8, 5: G5, 7: SO
PH Fukuura, Kazuya 1-for-1 9: 1B (BrO)
(C) Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-2, 1 R 2: F7, 5: L5, 7: BB
PH Suzuki, Daichi 0-for-1 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Greisinger, Seth, L 62/3 95 29 27 10 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 5 2.937
Furuya, Takuya 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.115
Otani, Tomohisa 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.913
Rosa, Carlos 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.875
  9 118 36 34 10 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 5 5  

===

Notes

HR: HAM: Inaba (9, two on, off Greisinger).

Nippon Ham: The FIghters are 3-0-1 over their last four games against Lotte.  They finished July 9-8-4. ... M. Takeda won his fourth straight start and is 8-5 over eighteen starts. ... H. Takeda saved his fifteenth game of the year. ... Itoi recorded his seventh modasho of the year.

Lotte: The Marines dropped their second in a row.  They finished July 7-12-2. ... Greisinger took the loss and is 6-5 in fifteen starts.  He is also 0-4 in six starts since his last victory on June 6 (vs Yokohama).

7 comments on “Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 3 (July 31, 2012)

  1. Nathan

    Like I said earlier in the season, Greisinger’s numbers were due to regress and that’s exactly what has been happening. The Marines better figure out what to do with the rotation because aside from Naruse, I don’t see how they are going to hold up. Maybe it’s time for them to use Otani as a starter again?

    Any news on Karakawa? When is that stud coming back?

  2. Steve Novosel

    I haven’t heard any updates on Karakawa. Hopefully it’s soon!

    Greisinger isn’t regressing, he’s just sucking lately. I don’t know if it’s because he hasn’t pitched much in the last few years so all the innings are starting to add up, or if his arm is giving him some trouble or what. He’s not getting Ks anymore and it looks like he’s really getting lit up by lefties…

    Abe is getting the start tonight. They need to put Ohtani back in the rotation and need to see if Katsuki and Ohmine can contribute. Katsuki had that one great outing this year and the one really bad one – but that really bad one looked like he was sick or injured. He certainly deserves another shot at starting if healthy.

  3. Nathan

    Yes, definitely sucking of late. His numbers regressed because he was due to suck. Less familarity as well as him over-achieving made him look like unhittable earlier in the season. I doubt he’s injured, perhaps fatigue is an issue (I guess that falls into the category of injuries). Anyways, there was just no way he was going to keep his numbers that low. Yuki Saitoh was also putting up some unbelievable numbers in the month of April – May. No way he was going to keep that up with the stuff he has.

    I hope Karakawa comes back soon. With Kaneko pretty much out for the season, him and Yoshikawa are two pitchers in the PL that I enjoy watching the most.

  4. Steve Novosel

    Not really. He got lit up in 2 of his 3 appearances last year, but it was late in the year and everybody was getting lit up – including Naruse. Season was way over by then, so I don’t put that much stock in it.

    This year he’s had good control in ni-gun: 27 Ks to 11 BB in 50+ innings. I’m not sure what to expect, honestly.

    Ohmine is probably a better choice to give some work to in ichi-gun. He’s shown some real flashes when he was younger but turned into a bit of a head case. He still has amazing stuff last I saw, its just that when he loses control he really loses it. But he’s 24 now, he’s either going to be a decent pro or he’s going to be another Nasuno.

  5. Steve Novosel

    Oh, and regarding exciting pitchers – totally agree with you on Kaneko. He’s always a joy to watch. If you haven’t seen him yet you need to watch Takeda from Softbank. He’s got a cocky attitude and amazing stuff. That slider of his is pretty awesome.

    1. Nathan

      Thanks for the info. Appreciate it, really.

      Ah, the Kyushu Darvish. Saw a couple of his outings (one vs the Fighters and the latest one vs the Marines) and I must say I was impressed. Talking about young arms, I was thoroughly impressed with the way Kamata was pitching earlier in the season, but he’s been getting ripped recently. The only young arm that had my jaw dropped has been Yusuke Nomura. He reminds me of Mark Prior back in his heyday with the pinpoint control.

Comments are closed.