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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (May 21, 2010)

by on May.21, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 20773 | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Shugo Fujii (YOM) 3-1, 2.62 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 3-3, 3.59

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-2 1: 2B, 3: BB, 6: S3, 8: SO
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: SO, 6: 1B (SB), 8: SO
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 0-for-2 1: F9, 4: BB, 6: G1, 8: BB (SB)
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 4: DP, 6: BB, 8: G1
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: HR, 9: SO
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-2 2: G4, 5: SO
PH-LF Yano, Kenji 1-for-2 6: SO, 9: 1B (CS)
(CF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-4 2: DP, 5: SO, 7: G3, 9: SO
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: G4
(LF-RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 R 3: G6, 6: 1B (SB), 7: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fujii, Shugo 5 1/3 86 21 18 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.340
Kubo, Yuya 1 2/3 21 6 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.025
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 2/3 13 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5.625
Ochi, Daisuke, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.761
Kroon, Marc 1/3 10 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.765
Fukuda, Satoshi, L 0/3 21 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.176
8 1/3 153 39 32 10 1 5 7 0 0 0 0 5 5

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th, 5th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-4 1: G1, 3: 1B, 5: DP, 8: 1B
PH Kawaguchi, Kenshi 1-for-1, 2 RBI 9: 1B
PR Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-5 1: F8, 3: F9, 6: L5, 8: DP, 9: 1B
(CF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G4 (CS), 6: E3, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: BB, 4: 1B (CS), 6: SO, 8: HR
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: F7
(DH) Phillips, Andy 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: G4
(RF) Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-1 2: BB, 5: 1B
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 7: F9
RF Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0, 1 R 9: BB
(LF) Linden, Todd 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: F7, 7: BB, 9: BB
PR Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: F9, 5: BB, 7: G5, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi 6 99 24 19 4 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.817
Morillo, Juan 2 23 7 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Katayama, Hiroshi, W 1 14 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.871
9 136 34 28 5 1 10 5 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Chono reaches on a bunt single, steals second, and advances to third on a sac bunt by Sakamoto.  Wakiya hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Wakiya steals second.  Ogasawara grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third.  Ramirez walks, runners on first and third.  Abe hits a 3-run homer.  Yano, pinch-hitting for Takahashi, strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Uchimura hits a single to right.  Takasu grounds into a double play.  Teppei hits a single to center.  Nakamura hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Yamaguchi.
Yamasaki flies out to left.

Bottom of the 9th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Phillips grounds out to second.  Hiraishi walks.  Linden walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fukuda in for Kroon.
Hijirisawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Linden.  Shima walks to load the bases.  Kenshi hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second.  Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kenshi.  Takasu hits a single to center, bases loaded.  Teppei hits a walk-off single to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Sakamoto hits a double to left.  Wakiya grounds out to short.  Ogasawara flies out to right.  Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd
Nakamura walks.  Yamasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Phillips grounds out to third, runners on second and third.  Miyade walks to load the bases.  Linden strikes out swinging.  Shima flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th
Miyade hits a single to center.  Linden flies out to left.  Shima walks, runners on first and second.  Uchimura grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th
Sakamoto strikes out looking.  Wakiya strikes out looking.  Ogasawara walks and steals second.  Ramirez grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Eagles snapped a 2-game losing streak and are now 6 games under 500.  They also ended a 5-game losing streak against the Giants (since 2008). ... The Giants dropped their third straight game and are now 11 games over 500.  This is the second time this season the Giants have lost three in a row. ... Katayama (RAK) picked up his first win of the year and is now 1-0.  Morillo (RAK) topped out at 155km/h. ... Fukuda (YOM) suffered his first loss of the season. ... Abe (YOM) hit his 10th homer of the year in the 6th.  That gives him 10 straight seasons of 10 or more homers.