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Rakuten Eagles 0 – Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (May 8, 2010)

by on May.08, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Hakodate Chiyogadai Stadium - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 1 9 0

Attendance: 18823 | Rakuten leads series, 5-1-0 | Time: 3:20

Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-2, 2.82 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 4-2, 1.96

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5 1: G4, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 10: G1
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: BB, 5: SO, 8: F6, 10: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F6, 6: F7, 8: SO
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 9: F7
(1B) Phillips, Andy 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: L6, 6: SO, 9: G1
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-4 2: F8, 5: 2B, 7: G3, 9: 1B
PR-SS Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(SS-3B) Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: BB, 7: SO, 10: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 9 127 35 34 7 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.416
Koyama, Shinichiro, L 2/3 15 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.368
9 2/3 142 39 38 9 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 1

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: E6, 6: 1B, 8: G5, 10: 1B (SB)
(CF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-4 1: S5, 3: G6, 6: G4, 8: 1B, 10: f9
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G5, 6: G5, 8: 1B, 10: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-4 1: G1, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: SO
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: 2B
PR-DH Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-1 9: SO
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G1, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(LF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: G5, 7: G6, 9: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-4 2: f4, 5: G1, 7: G5, 9: F7
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 3: G4, 5: F9, 8: G5, 10: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 9 156 35 33 6 0 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.688
Miyanishi, Naoki, W 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.675
10 166 38 36 6 0 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 2 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.  Tanaka hits a single to right and steals second.  Morimoto fouls out to right, runner on third.  Inaba hits a walk-off RBI single to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on sac bunt by Morimoto.  Inaba strikes out swinging.  Koyano grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 3rd
Shima strikes out looking.  Nishimura grounds out to short.  Hijirisawa hits a double to right.  Uchumura walks, runners on first and second.  Teppei flies out to left.

Bottom of the 3rd
M. Kaneko grounds out to second.  Tanaka reaches on an error (E6).  Morimoto grounds out to short, runner on second.  Inaba grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
Nakamura hits a double to right.  Shima strikes out looking.  Uchimura walks, runners on first and second.  A wild pitch allows the lead runner to advance, runners on first and third.  A second wild pitch allows the trail runner to advance, runners on second and third.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.  Uchimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Tanaka hits a single to right.  Morimoto grounds out to second, runner on second.  Inaba grounds out to third.  Koyano flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
Nioka hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Konta.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.  Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.  Tsuruoka grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th
M. Kaneko grounds out to third.  Tanaka grounds out to third.  Morimoto hits a single to center.  Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Koyano strikes out looking.

Notes

The Eagles have now dropped three in a row. ... The Fighters have won two games in a row.  They also snapped a three game slide against the Eagles. ... Miyanishi (HAM) picked up his first win of the season. ... Darvish (HAM) tossed his second consecutive 150+ pitch game this year.  The 156 pitches was also the second most he has ever thrown in one game.  His career high is 165, set in 2008.  ... Koyama (RAK) took the loss for the Eagles and is now 1-1 on the year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) told reporters that he tossed his best game of the season. ... Nakamura (RAK) became the 55th player to record 300 career doubles when he hit his double in the 5th inning off Darvish.