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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (August 12, 2012)

by on Aug.12, 2012 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 17:00
Announced Starters: Alessandro Maestri (ORI) - Hiroki Ueno (LOT) 0-0, 2.45

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 16 0
Lotte 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0

Attendance: 26095 | Orix leads series, 10-6-1 | Time: 3:07

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 15, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Scales, Bobby 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G4, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: HR
LF Nakamura, Issei 1-for-1, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(CF-RF) Kawabata, Takayoshi 2-for-6, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 2B, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: G4, 9: L6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G3, 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 8: 1B
(1B) Lee, Dae-Ho 2-for-2 1: HBP, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 7: BB, 8: 2B
PR-CF Goto, Shunta 0-for-0  
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 8: F8
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-5, 1 R 2: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: G6, 9: 2B
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 0-for-3 2: HBP, 3: F9, 6: BB, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-4 2: DP, 4: 2B, 6: S2, 7: G6, 9: G5
(SS) Shimada, Takuya 2-for-4, 1 R 3: 2B, 4: S1, 6: SO, 8: G1, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maestri, Alessandro, W 61/3 90 23 20 4 0 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.421
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 12/3 28 6 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.495
Kishida, Mamoru 1 15 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.168
  9 133 33 30 6 0 8 1 1 1 2 0 1 1  

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Ogino, Takashi 1-for-4 1: 1B (BrO), 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: F9
(SS) Nemoto, Shunichi 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: f2, 6: G3, 8: SO
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: SO, 6: F4, 9: 1B
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-3, 1 R 2: HBP, 4: SO, 7: 2B, 9: f7
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: F9, 9: G4
(LF) Omura, Saburo 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: F8
(1B) Fukuura, Kazuya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: F6, 7: SO
(C) Satozaki, Tomoya 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: SO
PH Omatsu, Shoitsu 0-for-1 8: SO
C Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-0  
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 0-for-2 3: F5, 5: G5
PH-3B Suzuki, Daichi 1-for-1 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ueno, Hiroki, L 4 67 20 16 6 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 2.769
Hashimoto, Kentaro 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.063
Minami, Masaki 1 17 5 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Nakago, Taiki 2 33 12 11 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.725
Rosa, Carlos 1 23 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.429
  9 151 47 40 16 1 9 3 2 2 0 0 5 5  

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Notes

HR: ORI: Scales (5, none on, off Nakago).

Orix: The Buffaloes won their second in a row.  This was also their fourth straight double-digit hit game. ... Maestri started his NPB career off with a victory.

Lotte: The Marines lost the second straight game. ... Ueno took the loss and is 0-1 in five starts. ... T. Ogino extended his hitting streak to ten games.

6 comments on “Orix Buffaloes 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (August 12, 2012)

    1. Nathan

      Can’t pitch for shit at the moment. I don’t think things will change for you guys for the rest of the season. You guys just don’t have enough pitching in my opinion. Even Naruse has been getting lit up lately and if he’s not pitching well, you guys are really in trouble.

      As for the offense, hopefully getting Nemoto and Satozaki back will help. Whitesell’s been playing unbelievably and I still don’t think Iguchi should be batting 3rd. Kakunaka might be too big to bat 3rd, but I still think he’s a better option than Iguchi.

      The 2nd place is there for anyone. Both the Hawks or the Lions could easily overtake that second place you guys are in. The Hawks look really poised lately with Settsu, Otonari, and the Kyushu D. Should be a great finish.

    2. Steve Novosel

      I agree with all you’ve said, though I must say I am surprised at how shitty the pitching has gotten and I can’t help but think so much of that is pitcher mismanagement. Like last night – NO reason to pull Ueno so early in the game, and the bullpen – which is way overworked lately – let it get out of hand. Same thing happened in Abe’s last start.

      Look at the usage of Minami – a bit over a week ago he makes his ichi-gun debut and since then he’s pitched in almost every game. You think he’s going to last long throwing every game? That’s why Masuda is wearing a bit, too. Younger pitchers are given to freedom to make mistakes – if they are struggling, they get pulled.

      I’m not too worried about the offense – we are still scoring runs and the power has been OK, though the coaches still have tight asshole syndrome when it comes to sending runners home, having them take an extra base, or getting the green light to steal. I think that hyper-conservative play causes the team to score way fewer runs than they should be.

      Totally agree about Iguchi not batting 3rd. He should only be there when the calendar says April, May, or September.

  1. Nathan

    I was also a bit surprised to see Ueno get pulled early. He was getting hit, but it wasn’t like the game was getting out of hand. Maybe him getting ripped in his last start vs the Buffaloes had something to do with it, I don’t know. I remember that game too. He was pitching well until he gave up a HR to Lee Dae-Ho, so it wasn’t like he was pitching bad throughout in that game.

    With all that said, the Buffaloes just play really well vs the Marines. They match up well I guess. Scales play exceptionally well vs you guys that I find it quite amusing. Hell, their entire hitters hit well vs you guys.

    The bullpen’s definitely overworked though. I don’t watch the Marines everyday, but whenever I do, the starters don’t last more than 5 innings lol. I feel like I’ve seen Nakago and Otani is almost every game I’ve watched.

  2. Tim

    Though have been watching how Nishimura manages the team for almost 3 yrs, I gotta say that I was really surprise as watching Lotte’s recent games. Nishimura is getting even more and more competitive and agressive. Since all 6 PL teams are unstable this season, the Marines still have a chance to finish in top 3, or even finish first with a little of luck. But the point is this guy is going to destroy all the talented youngsters’ career in the team. Fast runners have to steal the bases on and on until getting injures. Starters will not last for over 5 innings if they are not perfect. I could feel that all of younger pitchers are losing their confidence.

    Lotte has done decent jobs with drafting these years but just do not know how to grow their players. If they were more patient and less competitive, they would have had a great team filling with young and talented players (both pitchers and position players) that any other teams have to dream for. I am not a Lotte fan but I really think that they gotta stop doing this, they are not only destroying the team, but also killing the young players and and the baseball. Just learn to enjoy the joy of game. That is why they call baseball GAME.

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