Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Seibu Lions 0 (September 9, 2017)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ MetLife Dome – 14:00
Starters: Kato, Takayuki (HAM) 5-6, 3.88 – Tawata, Shinsaburo (SEI) 5-4, 4.11

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

Attendance: 30439 | Time: 2h40m

Nippon Ham

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nishikawa, Haruki cf .291 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G6 . F7 . E5 . . G1 .
Matsumoto, Go rf .291 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F7 . G5 . Fo3 . . G6 .
Otani, Shohei dh .346 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 BB . . G6 . Ks . F8 .
Nakata, Sho 1b .204 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G6 . . F7 . F6 . . Kl
Laird, Brandon 3b .228 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 . 2B7 . HR7 . Fo3 . . BB
Ota, Taishi lf .254 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . Ks . G5 . . Ks . F4
Ota, Kengo 2b .190 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . G4 . . F9 . F7 . G5
Shimizu, Yushi c .215 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . Kl . . 1B8 . 1B9 . .
Ishii, Kazunari ss .183 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . . G4 . Ks . Kl . .
  .239 32 1 4 1 7 2 0 0 0 1  

BATTING
HR: Laird, Brandon (30, 4th inning off Tawata, Shinsaburo, none on)
LOB: 6

FIELDING
DP: 1

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kato, Takayuki, W 19 6 6 0 7.1 118 29 24 3 0 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.62
Martin, Chris, H 34 0 2 1 0.2 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.42
Masui, Hirotoshi, S 41 4 1 21 1.0 13 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.14
          9.0 137 34 28 4 0 9 3 1 2 0 0 0 0  

Seibu

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Akiyama, Shogo cf .325 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G6 . G6 . G3 . . Ks .
Mori, Tomoya c .362 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 G1 . BB . F8 . . BB .
Asamura, Hideto 2b .297 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F9 . F8 . . F6 . DP6 .
Yamakawa, Hotaka 1b .281 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 2B7 Kl . . F6 . . 2B7
Tonosaki, Shuta pr .249 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Sakata, Ryo lf .500 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . 1B8 . Kl . Ks . . .
Okada, Masatoshi ph .205 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . SH3
Mejia, Ernesto dh .245 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . Ks . F9 . . G6 . .
Kuriyama, Takumi ph-dh .247 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . Ks
Nakamura, Takeya 3b .221 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 . F7 . G5 . . Ks . Ks
Kaneko, Yuji rf .290 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 . BB . . HBP . G3 . .
Genda, Sosuke ss .259 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 . Kl . . SH5 . . 1B7 .
  .261 28 0 4 0 9 4 2 2 1 0  

BATTING
LOB: 7

BASERUNNING
SB: Genda, Sosuke (8th), Genda, Sosuke (8th)

FIELDING
DP: 0
E: Nakamura, Takeya (5th)

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tawata, Shinsaburo, L 14 5 5 0 7.0 111 27 26 4 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.87
Schlitter, Brian 57 1 3 0 1.0 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.38
Masuda, Tatsushi 48 1 5 25 1.0 17 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.47
          9.0 139 34 32 4 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1  

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Notes

Nippon Ham … Laird has now hit at least thirty home runs in three consecutive seasons. … T. Kato is 2-2 with a 2.49 ERA (1.11 WHIP) in four starts against the Lions this year. … Seibu … Tawata is 0-3 with a 4.08 ERA (1.36 WHIP) in three starts since his last win on August 10. He is 2-1 with a 0.39 ERA (0.65 WHIP) in three starts against the Fighters this season.

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