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Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Rakuten Eagles 3 (April 24, 2010)

by on Apr.24, 2010 @ 5:54 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 18153 | Rakuten leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 2:22

Yu Darvish (HAM) 3-1, 2.61 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 2-2, 3.86

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: F8, 3: BB, 6: G1, 9: G5
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G4, 6: G6, 9: G4
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: G1, 7: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: G4, 7: G3
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-3 2: G1, 5: F9, 8: G1
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: G6, 8: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-2 3: 2B, 5: G4
PH Konta, Toshimasa 1-for-1 8: 1B
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-2 3: G6, 6: SO
PH-SS Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 8 135 33 29 5 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 2.348
8 135 33 29 5 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: G4
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-3 1: G1, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: BB
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: SO, 6: G6, 7: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: F7, 4: G6, 6: f5, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-2, 2 R 2: 1B (SB), 4: BB (CS), 6: BB (SB), 8: f2
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: fc1, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F7
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G3, 4: F9, 6: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F8, 6: G3
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3 3: F6, 5: 2B, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 9 121 30 29 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.108
9 121 30 29 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki flies out to left.  Teppei hits a single to center, steals second, and advances to third on a throwing error by the catcher (E2).  Teppei scores on Nakamura's fielder's choice, Nakamura advances to second on a throwing error by the pitcher (E1).  Kusano grounds out to first, runner on third.  Shima strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 runs, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu grounds out to short.  Yamasaki fouls out to third.  Teppei walks and steals second.  Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.  Kusano hits an RBI single to center, a second run scores on a throwing error (E8) and Kusano advances to second.  Shima grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Koyano grounds out to third.  Tsuruoka hits a double to right.  Iiyama grounds out to  short.  Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Makida grounds out to short.  Hijirisawa hits a double to left.  N. Watanabe strikes out swinging.  Kusano strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th
Shima flies out to center.  Makida hits a double to center.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.  N. Watanabe grounds out to short.

Notes

The Eagles have won two in a row.  They are also now 4-1 against the Fighters this season. ... The Fighters have dropped two games in a row and their last four series in a row.  Their Saturday 3-game winning streak also comes to an end.  They are the first team in the NPB to lose 20 games and are off to the worst start since becoming the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1974. ... Darvish (HAM) loses his first game of the season since dropping his opening day start against the Softbank Hawks on 3/20.  He also failed to record his 6th consecutive double-digit strikeout game. ... Iwakuma (RAK) has now won his last three consecutive starts.  This was also his first complete game shutout of the year (and first since 6/15/2008 vs the Yomiuri Giants).