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Rakuten Eagles 7 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (May 16, 2010)

by on May.16, 2010 @ 5:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 46834 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:07

Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 4-3, 2.53 - Jason Standridge (HAN) 1-0, 10.12

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-5, 1 R 1: E5, 3: G1, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: G5
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: F5
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-1 9: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4, 1 R 1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G3, 9: G6
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (BrO), 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G4
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: L3, 3: HR, 6: G3, 8: G4
LF Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 3-for-4, 2 R 2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3, 1 R 2: G4, 4: f9, 6: BB, 8: F4
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: G4, 6: 1B (CS), 8: G5
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B
P Katayama, Hiroshi 0-for-0
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 0-for-1 9: SO
P Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 7 93 27 26 5 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.662
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 14 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.614
9 119 33 31 5 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 3 3

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: F9, 8: SO
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F6, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 8: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3 2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: F9, 9: BB
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: DP
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: G3, 9: G4
(LF) Katsuragi, Ikuro 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G3
(RF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-3 3: F9, 4: SO, 7: G6
(P) Standridge, Jason 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 4: SO
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0
P Ishikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-0
P Egusa, Hirotaka 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Mitsunobu 0-for-1 7: f2
P Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Standridge, Jason, L 4 78 18 16 5 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 4 9.818
Kawasaki, Yusuke 1 1/3 23 5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.320
Ishikawa, Shunsuke 2/3 19 5 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 4.909
Egusa, Hirotaka 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.870
Tsuru, Naoto 2 37 8 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 169 39 35 10 1 6 2 1 1 2 0 7 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Hijirisawa reaches on a throwing error (E5) and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takasu.  Teppei gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.  Kusano lines out to first, Nakamura doubled up a first.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Yamasaki hits a double to left.  Shima grounds out to second, runner on third.  A run scores on a wild pitch.  N. Watanabe grounds out to second.  Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher.  Takasu strikes out looking.  Teppei hits a single to center.  Nakamura hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Kusano hits a 3-run homer.  Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
S. Fujikawa flies out to right.  Standridge strikes out swinging.  Murton walks.  Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Toritani hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second.  Arai strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Jojima strikes out swinging.  Brazell hits a solo homer.  Katsuragi hits a single to right.  S. Fujikawa strikes out swinging.  Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Standridge, strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kawasaki on the mound for Hanshin
Kusano grounds out to to first.
Pitching change: Ishikawa in for Kawasaki.
Yamasaki hits a single to left.  Shima walks, runners on first and second.  Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch.  N. Watanabe hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third.  Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  N. Watanabe attemps to steal second and is thrown out at third, as Tanaka advances to second.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Arai hits a double to left.  Jojima flies out to center, runner on third.  Brazell strikes out swinging.  Katsuragi strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Eagles are now 5 games under 500. ... The Tigers are now 5 games above 500. ... Tanaka (RAK) racked up the win and improved his record to 5-3 on the year. It was also his first victory at Koshien Stadium. ... Standridge (HAN) lost his first game of the season and is now 1-1. ... Brazell (HAN) has hit a homer in three straight and has hit 5 in his last 5 games.

Ironman (PR stunt for Ironman 2) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Tigers hit the 1M mark (1,019,396) in attendance on Sunday (24th home game), quickest in the NPB.