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Rakuten Eagles 2 – Softbank Hawks 3 (April 27, 2010)

by on Apr.27, 2010 @ 5:00 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 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Softbank 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 X 3 6 1

Attendance: 22676 | Softbank leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:01

Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 2-2, 3.44 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 2-3, 6.84

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: S3, 9: G6
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-2 1: G4, 3: HBP, 5: BB, 7: F9
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: F5, 5: G6, 7: F6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G3, 6: HR, 8: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: 2B, 4: BB (CS), 6: F8, 8: SO
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F9
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 2: L3, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: G6
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: G4, 7: BB
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-1 9: E6
PR Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, L 8 128 31 27 6 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.425
8 128 31 27 6 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 3 3

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G3, 3: F7, 5: HR, 8: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G3, 8: 2B
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G5
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 1: f3, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F8
(DH) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: S7, 6: F7
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: G6, 6: F9
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3 2: F9, 4: G5, 7: 1B
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3, 1 R 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-1 3: BB, 5: S1, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 6 118 26 23 7 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 6.124
Katto, Keisuke, H 1 12 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.696
Settsu, Tadashi, H 1 20 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 9 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.730
9 159 37 32 7 1 5 3 1 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa grounds out to short.  Takasu grounds out to second.  Teppei hits a double to left.  Yamasaki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Yamasaki gets picked off second.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Ortiz hits a single to center.  Kokubo hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Matsunaka hits a sac fly to left, runner on second.  Tamura grounds out to short.  Matsuda grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki.  Kawasaki hits a 2-run homer.  Honda grounds out to first.  Ortiz strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Kusano flies out to center.  Nakamura strikes out swinging.  Shima hits a single to right.  Makida grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kusano leads off with a double.  Nakamura flies out to right.  Shima flies out to left.  Makida lines out to first.

Top of the 3rd
Uchimura grounds out to the pitcher.  Hijirisawa hits an infield single.  Takasu gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Teppei flies out to third.  Yamasaki grounds out to first.

Top of the 7th
Uchimura walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa.  Takasu flies out to right, runner on third.  Teppei flies out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Kawasaki grounds out to short.  Honda hits a double to left.  Ortiz grounds out to third, runner on third.  Kokubo flies out to center.

Notes

The Eagles three game winning streak comes to an end.  They have also lost two straight against the Hawks.

The Hawks held a ceremony commemorating Tsuyoshi Wada's 1,000th career strikeout before the game.