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Rakuten Eagles 2 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (May 15, 2010)

by on May.15, 2010 @ 10:26 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 46849 | Hanshin leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:08

Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-2, 2.42 - Casey Fossum (HAN) 1-0, 3.32

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: BB, 8: SO, 9: 2B
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 8: E4
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: L4, 3: SO, 6: F7, 8: G4
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 2B, 8: IBB
(LF) Phillips, Andy 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: G6, 6: F9
LF Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-0
PH-LF Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 8: F9
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: 1B
PR Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB (CS), 7: SO, 9: SO
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: F6
(P) Iwakuma, Hisashi 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: DP, 7: SO
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-0 9: BB
PR Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 8 125 36 33 10 1 13 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.523
8 125 36 33 10 1 13 2 0 1 0 0 3 3

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 1-for-4 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
(2B-RF) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: 2B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: SO, 7: BB
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-3 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: BB, 7: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G3, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: HR
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-2 2: G1, 4: SO
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 6: F7
2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-1 8: G6
(LF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 2-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(P) Fossum, Casey 0-for-1 2: SO, 5: S3
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 6: G4
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fossum, Casey, W 6 98 24 21 6 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.928
Watanabe, Ryo, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.429
Nishimura, Ken, H 2/3 22 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 1/3 26 8 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.482
9 159 38 33 8 0 7 4 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takasu.  Teppei lines out to second.  Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Phillips grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Murton grounds out to first.  Hirano hits a double to right.  Toritani strikes out swinging.  Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Jojima hits a single to left, runners advances to second and third on throw.  Brazell grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
S. Fujikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fossum.  Murton strikes out looking.  Hirano hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Toritani hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third.  Arai strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1hit
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Brazell hits a solo homer.  Yamato grounds out to short.  S. Fujikawa grounds out to short.  K. Fujikawa strikes out looking.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Yamasaki hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura.  Shima strikes out swinging.  N. Watanabe flies out to short.  Kenshi, pinch-hitting for Iwakuma, walks, runners on first and second.  Hiraishi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kenshi.  Hijirisawa hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third.  Uchimura grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Teppei flies out to left.  Nakamura hits a double to left.  Philllips flies out to right.  Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Jojima walks.  Brazell strikes out swinging.  Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, flies out to left.  S. Fujikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Fossum, grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Murton strikes out looking.  Hirano hits a double to right.  Toritani strikes out swinging.  Arai walks, runners on first and second.  Jojima strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.  Takasu reaches on a fielding error (E4) and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura.  Teppei grounds out to second, runner on second.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Nishimura.
Nakamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Kusano, pinch-hitting for Miyade, flies out to right.

Notes

The Eagles 2-game winning streak came to an end. ... The Tigers stopped a 2-game slide. ... Fossum (HAN) picked up his second win of the year;  K. Fujikawa (HAN) recorded his 10th save. ... Iwakuma's (RAK) personal 4-game winning streak came to an end.  He is now 4-3. ... Phillips (RAK) played out in left for the first time this year.