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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Rakuten Eagles 2 (April 30, 2010)

by on Apr.30, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 1
Rakuten 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 2 13 0

Attendance: 12674 | Orix leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 4:19

Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 3-3, 4.76 - Hiroshi Katayama (RAK) 0-0, 0.96

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 10th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-3 1: G1, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: BB (SB) (BrO), 9: BB (CS)
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: F8, 5: BB, 7: SO, 10: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-5 1: 1B, 4: SO, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 10: 1B
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-5 1: F8, 4: G6, 6: G6, 8: SO, 10: 1B
(3B) LaRocca, Greg 3-for-5 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 2B (BrO), 8: 2B, 10: DP
(LF) Shimoyama, Shinji 1-for-5 2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: G6, 11: SO
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: BB, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G4, 11: 1B
PR-SS Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0
(C) Maeda, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: F8, 7: F8
PH Bynum, Freddie 0-for-1 9: L6
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 11: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH-SS-1B Shiozaki, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 7: HR, 9: G5, 11: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro 8 146 34 32 10 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.154
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2 34 10 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.558
Komatsu, Satoshi, L 1/3 18 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.636
Leicester, Jon 0/3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
10 1/3 202 49 42 13 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 16, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: F7, 9: G4, 11: BB
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-6 1: G6, 2: G6, 4: G6, 7: G4, 9: F4, 11: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 3-for-5 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G4, 8: 1B (SB), 10: 1B, 11: IBB
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: BB
PR-DH Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 10: f3
PH-DH Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-1, 1 RBI 11: 1B
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: S1, 10: BB
(1B) Phillips, Andy 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 2B, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: G1, 10: G5
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: G3, 4: G4, 6: 1B
LF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 8: G4
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-1 10: E5
PR-LF Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: DP, 9: BB, 10: F8
(SS) Nishimura, Wataru 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: S1, 11: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Katayama, Hiroshi 5 79 21 19 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.628
Yamamura, Hiroki, H 2/3 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
Arime, Kanehisa, H 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Karashima, Wataru 1 26 5 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.531
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 3 41 11 10 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.348
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, W 1 24 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
11 188 45 41 11 1 10 4 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Phillips hits a double to right.  Kusano grounds out to first, runner on third.  Shima hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Nishimura flies out to left.  Hijirisawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Takasu grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Karashima on the mound for Rakuten
D. Maeda flies out to center.  Shiozaki, pinch-hitting for Obiki, hits a solo homer.  Sakaguchi walks.  Akada strikes out swinging.  Sakaguchi steals second.  Goto hits a single to right, Sakaguchi is thrown out trying to score.

Bottom of the 11th - 1 run, 2 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Nishimura strikes out swinging.  Hijirisawa walks.  Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Teppei gets an intentional walk, bases loaded.  N. Watanabe enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Uchumira.
Pitching change: Leicester in for Komatsu.
N. Watanabe hits a walk-off RBI single to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa grounds out to second.  Takasu grounds out to short.  Teppei hits a single to left.  Yamasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Goto strikes out swinging.  Kitagawa grounds out to short.  LaRocca hits an infield single. Shimoyama hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  T-Okada flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Kusano grounds out to second.  Shima grounds out to second.  Nishimura hits a single to center.  Hijirisawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Takasu grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
D. Maeda flies out to center.  Obiki strikes out swinging.  Sakaguchi hits a single to right.  Akada walks, runners on first and second.  Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Kitagawa grounds out to short.  LaRocca hits a double to left.  Shimoyama hits a ground to the pitcher and LaRocca is thrown out at third, runner on first.
Pitching change: Arime in for Yamamura.
T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Kitagawa strikes out swinging.  LaRocca hits a double to center.  Shimoyama grounds out to short, runner on third.  T-Okada grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th
Teppei hits a single to left and steals second.  Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second.  Uchimura pinch-runs for Yamasaki.  Nakamura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Phillips grounds out to the pitcher.  Makida grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th
Shima walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nishimura.  Hijirisawa grounds out to second, runner on third.  Takasu flies out to second.

Top of the 10th
Akada strikes out swinging.  Goto hits a single tocenter.  Kitagawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  LaRocca grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 10th
Teppei hits a single to right.  Uchimura fouls out to first.  A wild pitch allows the runner to advance to second.  Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.  Phillips grounds out to second, runners on first and second.  Kenshi, pinch-hitting for Makida, reaches on an error (E5), bases loaded.  Miyade pinch-runs for Kenshi.  Shima flies out to center.

Top of the 11th
Shimoyama strikes out looking.  T-Okada hits a single to left.  K. Yamazaki pinch-runs for T-Okada.  Suzuki strikes out swinging and K. Yamazaki steals second.  Shiozaki strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Eagles stop a three game slide.  They have also won their last three games against the Buffaloes. ... The Buffaloes have dropped two in a row.