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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Rakuten Eagles 6 (April 10, 2010)

by on Apr.10, 2010 @ 6:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
Rakuten 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 X 6 10 0

Attendance: 14310 | Orix leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 3:02

Shinya Nakayama (ORI) - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 0-2, 5.06

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: G6, 5: f5, 7: G3
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-4 1: F7, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-3 1: G3, 4: G4, 6: DP, 8: BB
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: F8
(DH) LaRocca, Greg 0-for-1, 1 R 2: BB, 4: HBP, 7: BB, 8: G6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 2: G1, 5: G1, 7: 1B, 9: G5
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 2-for-4 3: L6, 5: 2B, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: SO
PH Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 7: 1B
PR-SS Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-1 9: L5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakayama, Shinya, L 3 2/3 79 19 17 7 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 4 9.818
Anan, Toru 2 1/3 48 12 9 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.353
Kato, Daisuke 1 1/3 17 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.227
Hirano, Yoshihisa 2/3 10 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
8 154 39 32 10 1 6 6 1 0 1 0 6 6

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3 1: F7, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: BB
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: BB (CS), 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: L3, 6: G5, 8: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 6: SO
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G4, 5: SO, 7: F5
(LF) Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 2B, 5: G4, 7: DP
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: F8, 6: BB, 8: G4
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: HBP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 7 102 28 25 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.129
Karashima, Wataru 1 18 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 131 36 32 6 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakayama on the mound for Orix.
N. Watanabe flies out to left.  Teppei walks.  Takasu strikes out.  Yamasaki hits an RBI double, runner on second.  Nakamura flies out to left.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix.
Kusano hits a solo homer.  Miyade strikes out.  Shima grounds out to third.  Hijirisawa hits an infield single and steals second.  N. Watanabe grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix.
Nakamura doubles to center.  Kusano grounds out to second, runner on third.  Miyade hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Shima flies out to center.  Hijirisawa hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  A wild pitch by Nakayama allows Miyade to score, runner on second.  N. Watanabe hits an infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Anan in for Nakayama.
Teppei grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Anan on the mound for Orix.
Takasu lines out to first.  Yamasaki hits a double.  Nakamura hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw.  Kusano strikes out.  Miyade grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 0 hits
Anan on the mound for Orix.
Shima walks.  Hijirisawa grounds out to second, runner on first.  N. Watanabe walks, runner on first and second.  Teppei walks to load the bases.  Takasu drives in a run with a ground out to third, runners on second and third.  Yamasaki strikes out.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten.
LaRocca walks.  T- Okada strikes out.  Baldiris hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hidaka grounds out to third, runners on first and third.  Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Obiki, hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  K. Yamasaki enters the game to pinch-run for Kitagawa.  Sakaguchi grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Akada grounds out to short.  Goto grounds out to second.  Cabrera hits a single to center.  LaRocca is hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  T-Okada grounds out to first.

Top of the 5th
Baldiris grounds out to the pitcher.  Hidaka hits a double to right.  Obiki strikes out.  Sakaguchi fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 8th
Shima grounds out to second.  Hijirisawa is hit by a pitch.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kato.
N. Watanabe walks, runners on first and second.  Teppei strikes out.  Takasu grounds out to short.

Notes

Kato (ORI) was tossed from the game in the 8th with 1 out when he threw a pitch that hit Hijirisawa's (RAK) near / around / on the head.  The Buffaloes apparently thought differently: they thought the ball hit Hijirisawa in the shoulder. ... Shima (RAK) caught Iwakuma (RAK) for the first time since 9/29/2009 (vs Softbank Hawks). Fujii (RAK) caught Iwakuma's first three games of the season. ... Iwakuma finally won his first game of the year (in his 4th start). He also recorded 12 ground-ball outs. ... For the first time this year, the Eagles did not have any foreign players in the starting line-up.