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Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (May 18, 2010)

by on May.18, 2010 @ 10:30 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 7 12 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 11 0

Attendance: 13057 | Yokohama leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:49

Potential Starters: Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 4-3, 3.17 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 3-3, 3.59

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Ishikawa, Takehiro 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G3, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 7: G4, 8: F8
(SS) Fujita, Kazuya 3-for-5, 2 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: F5
(1B) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 4: DP, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G4, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 7: 1B, 9: HR
(DH) Sledge, Terrmel 0-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: G4, 6: BB, 7: SO, 9: G4
(RF) Castillo, Jose 0-for-1 2: G5
RF Morikasa, Shigeru 0-for-1 5: F9
PH-RF Ide, Shotaro 1-for-2 6: F9, 7: 1B
(LF) Shimozono, Tatsuya 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: F7, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Takeyama, Shingo 1-for-4 3: f4, 5: F9, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 0-for-3, 1 R 3: G4, 6: BB, 6: G4, 8: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shimizu, Naoyuki 5 101 25 22 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 5 3.661
Sanada, Hiroki, W 1 1/3 17 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.263
Ushida, Shigeki, H 2/3 19 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.132
Yamaguchi, Shun, S 2 33 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.000
9 170 42 38 11 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 5 5

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: F8, 5: BB (SB), 6: F7, 8: G6
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F9, 3: F9, 5: BB, 7: 1B
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
PH Phillips, Andy 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F9, 9: F7
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: G6, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: 1B
PR Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: F7, 4: G5, 5: HR, 7: SO, 9: F7
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-5 2: F7, 4: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F9, 5: G6, 8: F9
(LF) Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-3 2: HBP, 5: SO, 6: F8, 8: G4
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-4 2: G1, 5: F7, 6: SO, 8: 1B (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tomura, Kenji 5 1/3 105 23 20 5 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 5 4 7.535
Karashima, Wataru, H 1/3 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.974
Inoue, Yusuke, L 2/3 21 6 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.000
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 2/3 26 6 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.947
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 17 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.700
9 176 41 38 12 1 6 3 0 0 1 0 7 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Hiraishi strikes out swinging.  N. Watanabe flies out to left.  Hijirisawa walks and steals second.  Takasu walks, runners on first and second.  Teppei hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.  Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.  Yamasaki hits a 3-run homer.  Kusano hits a single to right.  Shima grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Kinjo walks.  Ishikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Fujita hits a single to center, bases loaded.  Uchikawa hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.  Murata strikes out swinging.  Runners advance on wild pitch, one run scores, runner on second.  Sledge walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Karashima in for Tomura.
Ide, pinch-hitting for Morikasa, flies out to right, runners on first and third.  Shimozono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Inoue in for Karashima.
Runners advance on passed ball, one run scores, runner on second.  Takeyama hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Kinjo grounds out second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 4 hits
Inoue on the mound for Rakuten
Ishikawa grounds out to second.  Fujita hits an infield single.  Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Murata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Inoue.
Sledge strikes out looking.  Ide hits an infield single, bases loaded.  Shimozono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Fujita flies out to third.  Uchikawa strikes out swinging.  Murata hits a solo homer.  Sledge grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Yamasaki flies out to left.  Kusano flies out to left.  Shima hits a single to center.  Hiraishi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.  N. Watanabe grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th
Nakamura grounds out to short.  Yamasaki grounds out to third.  Kusano hits a double to center.  Shima flies out to right.

Top of the 5th
Murata hits a single to center.  Sledge grounds out to second, runner on second.  Morikasa flies out to right.  Shimozono walks, runners on first and second.  Takeyama flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th
Takasu hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura.  Teppei flies out to right.
Pitching change: Ushida in for Sanada.
Uchimura steals second.  Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.  Yamasaki strikes out swinging.  Kusano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Shima flies out to right.  Hiraishi grounds out to second.  N. Watanabe hits a single to center and steals second.  Hijirisawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Phillips, pinch-hitting for Uchimura, hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura.  Teppei flies out to left.  Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Yamasaki flies out to left.  Makida enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nakamura.  Kusano flies out to short.

Notes

The Bay Stars snapped a 6-game losing streak and are now 7 games under 500. ... The Eagles are now 6 games under 500. ... Sanada (YOK) picked up the win in relief and is now 2-1 on the year.  S. Yamaguchi (YOK) notched his 11th save. ... Inoue (RAK) took the loss for the Eagles and evened his record to 1-1.  As for Tomura (RAK), it appears it could be a question of stamina. ... The Bay Stars sent 10 batters to the plate in the 6th inning. ... The Eagles sent 9 batters to the plate in the 5th inning. ... Catsillo (YOK) hurt his right hamstring while running out a grounder to third in the 2nd inning and was taken out of the game. ... Yamasaki (RAK) hit his first home run at Kleenex Stadium.