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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Rakuten Eagles 2 (May 1, 2010)

by on May.01, 2010 @ 5:00 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Rakuten 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 2 4 0

Attendance: 16768 | Series tied, 4-4-0 | Time: 2:51

Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 2-3, 4.91 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 3-2, 3.11

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: SO
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: G1, 6: G4, 8: G4
(SS) Bynum, Freddie 0-for-4 1: F6, 4: L3, 6: SO, 9: L6
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 1B
PR Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 2B (SB), 7: F9, 9: BB
(DH) LaRocca, Greg 0-for-3 2: G1, 4: F8, 7: HBP, 9: F8
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-3 2: G3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: BB
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: S2, 7: DP
PH Shiozaki, Makoto 0-for-1 9: f3
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 3: F7, 5: L4, 8: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kisanuki, Hiroshi, L 8 118 31 28 4 0 10 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 4.433
8 118 31 28 4 0 10 2 0 1 1 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB (SB), 2: G4, 5: SO, 7: 1B (CS)
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: SO, 2: G4, 5: G5, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F4, 5: G4, 8: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-3 1: 振逃, 3: F7, 6: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: F8, 4: F8, 6: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 4: G1, 7: 2B
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: S5
(SS) Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 2: BB, 5: E6 (SB)
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-1 7: G3
SS Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 8 112 29 26 4 0 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.816
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, S 1 23 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 135 35 30 5 0 7 3 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Hijirisawa walks and steals second.  Takasu strikes out swinging.  Teppei strikes out swinging.  Yamasaki hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Nakamura reaches on a dropped third strike, runners on first and second.  Kusano flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Akada grounds out to the pitcher.  Bynuma lines out to first.  Kitagawa hits a single to right.  Goto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Goto steals third.  LaRocca flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Shima hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Makida.  Kenshi, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, grounds out to first.  Hijirisawa hits an RBI infield single, runner on first.  Hjirisawa is caught trying to steal second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi walks.  Akada grounds out to second, runner on second.  Bynum flies out short.  Kitagawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Shima hits a single to center and steals second.  Makida strikes out swinging.  Nishimura walks, runners on first and second.  Hijirisawa grounds out to second, runners on second and third.  Takasu grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th
T-Okada hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki.  Baldiris lines out to second.  Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Nishimura reaches on an error (E6).  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging and Nishimura steals second.  Takasu grounds out to third.  Teppei grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Goto flies out to right.  LaRocca gets hit by a pitch.  T-Okada hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Suzuki hits into a double play.

Top of the 9th
Bynum lines out to short.  Kitagawa hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner K. Yamasaki.  Goto walks, runners on first and second.  LaRocca flies out to center, runners on first and third.  T-Okada walks to load the bases.  Shiozaki, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, fouls out to first.

Notes

The Eagles have now won four games in a row against the Buffaloes and two in a row overall. They have also won 7 games in a row at home. ... The Buffaloes have lost two in a row. ... Iwakuma (RAK) recorded his fourth straight win of the season (and fourth overall).  And after walking the very first batter of the game, Iwakuma went on to retire the next 11 batters in a row. ... Kawagishi (RAK) notched his fourth save of the season, establishing a new season high. ... Kisanuki (ORI) threw his first complete game since 4/2008 (when he was with the Yomiuri Giants).