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Rakuten Eagles 1 – Softbank Hawks 9 (April 16, 2010)

by on Apr.16, 2010 @ 6:06 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Softbank 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 X 9 11 0

Attendance: 23427 | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:05

Hiromichi Fujiwara (RAK) 1-1, 14.14 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 3-1, 2.89

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: L3, 5: 1B, 7: F7
(CF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: F3
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: SO
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: F7, 6: SO, 8: G5
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: F9
(RF) Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 2: S1, 5: BB, 7: BB, 9: G6
(LF-1B) Morita, Jobu 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fujiwara, Hiromichi, L 5 0/3 97 24 22 9 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 8 4 11.250
Matsumoto, Akira 2 35 9 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.455
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 149 36 31 11 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 9 5

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: F9, 6: F8
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-4, 2 R 1: F7, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 3B, 7: G4
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: HBP
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: G6, 5: DP, 7: BB
PR-1B Morimoto, Satoru 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F7, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 7: 1B
PR-RF Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-2, 2 R 2: BB, 4: HBP, 6: 1B (SB), 7: DP
(DH) Lee, Bum-Ho 0-for-4, 1 R 2: E5, 4: DP, 6: f3, 8: G6
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: F8, 6: S8, 8: G6
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 3-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 2: 2B, 5: HR, 6: 1B, 8: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W 8 137 33 29 6 0 9 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 2.500
Ogura, Shinsuke 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 146 36 32 6 0 9 3 0 1 1 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
N. Watanabe gets hit by a pitch.  Teppei hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Takasu drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second.  Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.  Nakamura grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 2 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo hits a single to center.  Tamura flies out to left.  Hasegawa walks, runners on first and second.  Lee reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a run scores, runners on first and second.  Matsuda strikes out.  Yamazaki hits a 2-run double to center, and advance to third on the throw.  Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Honda reaches on a bunt single down the third base line, steals second, and heads to third on a bad throw by Shima (E2).  Ortiz strikes out.  Kokubo drives in a run with a ground out to short.  Tamura flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Yamazaki hits a solo homer.  Kawasaki flies out to right.  Honda hits a triple.  Ortiz hits an RBI single to center.  Kokubo grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Tamura hits a single to left.  Hasegawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Matsumoto in for Fujiwara.
Lee fouls out to first.  Double steal, runners advance to second and third.  Matsuda hits a sac fly to center, runner on second.  Yamazaki hits an RBI single to right and advances to second on a fielding error (E9).  Kawasaki flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Matsumoto on the mound for Rakuten
Honda grounds out to second.  Ortiz gets hit by a pitch.  Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Ortiz and steals second.  Kokubo walks and Morimoto replaces him as a pinch-runner, runners on first and second.  Tamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Akashi pinch-runs for Tamura.  Hasegawa grounds into a double play.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kusano grounds out to second.  Miyade hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima.  Jobu strikes out.

Top of the 5th
Miyade strikes out.  Shima walks.  Jobu strikes out.  N. Watanabe hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Teppei strikes out.

Top of the 6th
Takasu hits a single to center.  Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second.  Nakamura strikes out.  Kusano flies out to left.  A wild pitch allows both runners to advance, runners on second and third.  Miyade strikes out.

Notes

The Eagles lost their 4th consecutive game in a row and are now 7 games under 500. This is also their second 4-game losing streak of the season. ... The Hawks have won two games in a row. ... Kawasaki (SOF) extends his hitting streak to 15 games. ... Sugiuchi (SOF) fell one strikeout short of extending his consecutive double-digit strikeout streak to 5 games. ... Yamazaki (SOF) hit a home run at Yahoo Dome for the first time in his career.  It was also just his second home run in his career (his first came back in 2006).