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Rakuten Eagles 8 – Hiroshima Carp 7 (May 14, 2010)

by on May.14, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Rakuten 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 8 7 2
Hiroshima 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 7 10 0

Attendance: 25671 | Rakuten leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 4:19

Potential Starters: Darrell Rasner (RAK) 1-5, 7.20 - Eric Stults (HIR) 0-3, 6.14

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: BB, 9: G4
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 3: BB, 5: G6, 7: G6
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 2 R 1: BB (SB), 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: G6, 10: 1B
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: HR, 6: G6, 7: G5, 10: G1
(1B) Phillips, Andy 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: F9, 6: BB, 8: G5, 10: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: f3, 8: G6, 10: SO
(LF) Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-2, 1 R 2: F8, 4: F9, 6: BB
PH-LF Hiraishi, Yosuke 1-for-1 8: 2B
P Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
P Inoue, Yusuke 0-for-0
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-0 10: BB
P Yamamura, Hiroki 0-for-0
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-2 2: f9, 4: SO
PH Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-1, 1 R, 4 RBI 6: HR
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-2 8: SO, 10: G3
(P) Rasner, Darrell 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F9, 6: G4
P Katayama, Hiroshi 0-for-0
P Karashima, Wataru 0-for-0
LF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Rasner, Darrell 5 2/3 110 26 22 6 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 4 3 6.861
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 1 1/3 25 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.102
Karashima, Wataru 2/3 18 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.108
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1/3 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.659
Inoue, Yusuke, W 1 13 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamamura, Hiroki, S 1 17 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.517
10 197 45 39 10 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 5

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 0-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: G5, 7: E6, 8: G4
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 3: BB, 5: F8, 7: G5, 9: F8
(CF) Amaya, Soichiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: G6, 6: 2B, 7: S8, 9: G4
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: E4, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: F8, 9: BB
(LF) Fiorentino, Jeff 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB, 3: G4, 6: S7, 8: F8, 9: G4
(RF) Akamatsu, Masato 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 4: G3, 6: f5, 8: 1B (SB), 10: G6
(3B) Kokubo, Tetsuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: S9, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 10: G5
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G5
PH Shima, Shigenobu 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
C Aizawa, Tsubasa 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B
PR Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-0, 1 R
P Bale, John 0-for-0
P Yokoyama, Ryuji 0-for-0
PH Ishii, Takuro 1-for-1 10: 1B
(P) Stults, Eric 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: SO
PH Maeda, Tomonori 0-for-1 6: SO
P Shinoda, Jumpei 0-for-0
P Umetsu, Tomohiro 0-for-0
PH Hirose, Jun 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 3B
C Kura, Yoshikazu 0-for-1 10: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Stults, Eric 6 109 27 22 4 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 7 7 7.403
Shinoda, Jumpei 1 21 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.649
Umetsu, Tomohiro 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.068
Bale, John, L 1 0/3 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.400
Yokoyama, Ryuji 1 20 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.213
10 179 44 37 7 3 5 7 0 0 0 0 8 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Stults on the mound for Hiroshima
Phillips hits a solo homer.  Shima walks.  Miyade flies out to center.  N. Watanabe fouls out to right.  Rasner strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Kurihara reaches on a fielding error (E4).  Fiorentino walks, runners on first and second.  Akamatsu walks to load the bases.  Kokubo hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third.  Akamatsu steals second, runners on second and third.  Ishihara strikes out swinging.  Stults grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Stults on the mound for Hiroshima
Hijirisawa grounds out to short.  Takasu walks.  Teppei strikes out swinging.  Nakamura hits a 2-run homer to left.  Phillips flies out to right.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Higashide strikes out swinging.  Soyogi walks.  Amaya grounds out to short, runner on second.  Kurihara hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Fiorentino grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Stults on the mound for Hiroshima
Teppei hits a single to right.  Nakamura grounds out to short.  Phillips walks, runners on first and second.  Shima fouls out to first.  Miyade walks to load the bases.  Yamasaki, pinch-hitting for N. Watanabe, hits a grand slam.  Rasner grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nishimura takes over at short.
Amaya hits a double to right.  Kurihara hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Fiorentino hits a sac fly to left, runner on first.  Akamatsu fouls out to third.  Kokubo hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Shima, pinch-hitting for Ishihara, hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third.  T. Maeda enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Stults.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Rasner.
T. Maeda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 0 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Uchimura takes over at second.
Higashide reaches on a fielding error (E6).  Soyogi grounds out to third, runner on third.  Amaya hits a sac fly to center.  Kurihara flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Karashima on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Hiraishi takes over in left.
Fiorentino flies out to center.  Akamatsu hits a single to center.  Kokubo strikes out swinging while Akamatsu steals second.  Aizawa hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Karashima.
Defense: Makida takes over in left.
Hirose enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Umetsu.  Nakahigashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Aizawa.  Nakahigashi steals second.  Hirose hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third.  Higashide grounds out to second.

Top of the 10th - 1 run, 2 hits
Bale on the mound for Hiroshima
Teppei hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Yokoyama in for Bale.
Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second.  Phillips hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Shima strikes out looking.  Kenshi, pinch-hitting for Inoue, walks, runners on first and second.  Nishimura grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa grounds out to second.  Takasu flies out to right.  Teppei walks and steals second.  Nakamura grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Hijirisawa walks and advances to second on a passed ball.  Takasu grounds out to short.  Teppei grounds out to short.  Nakamura grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th
Phillips grounds out to third.  Shima grounds out to short.  Hiraishi, pinch-hitting for Miyade, hits a double to center.  Nishimura strikes out looking.

Notes

The Eagles have won two in a row. ... The Carp have dropped their last three games. ... Inoue (RAK) picked up his first win of the season in his second appearance of the year.  Yamamura (RAK) recorded his first save of the year. ... Bale (HIR) took the loss for the Carp, his first of the year. ... Kurihara (HIR) extended his multi-hit streak to 9 games. ... Yamasaki (RAK) nailed his 9th grand slam of his career.