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Yomiuri Giants 5 – Rakuten Eagles 3 (May 22, 2010)

by on May.22, 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 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 8 0
Rakuten 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 9 0

Attendance: 20870 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:02

Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 7-1, 1.74 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-3, 2.52

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: F3, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: G4
(3B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-4 1: F7, 3: F9, 6: G4, 8: G6
(1B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: L5, 8: f6
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
PR-DH-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: HR, 9: BB
(RF-LF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: HR
(CF-RF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-4 2: G1, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: F7
(2B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-3 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: SO
(LF) Yano, Kenji 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: DP, 7: F9
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun 6 1/3 120 29 26 9 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 1.989
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.548
Kubo, Yuya, W 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Kroon, Marc, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.378
9 147 37 34 9 1 6 1 1 1 0 0 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: SO, 2: G4, 5: S3, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F8, 7: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 3B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: f5
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4 1: G1, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: SO, 6: HR, 8: G6
(1B) Phillips, Andy 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: L8
(LF) Linden, Todd 0-for-3 2: HBP, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: F8
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: G4
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 9: F7
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 7 1/3 93 28 27 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.631
Katayama, Hiroshi, L 1 20 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.246
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2/3 8 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.102
9 121 35 33 8 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the first - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Hijirisawa strikes out looking.  Takasu hits a single to center.  Teppei hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third.  Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher.  Yamasaki grounds out to third.

Top of the second - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Ramirez flies out to center.  Abe grounds out to second. Chono hits a solo homer.  Kamei grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the fifth - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Uchimura hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa.  Takasu flies out to center, runner on third.  Teppei hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Nakamura flies out to right.

Bottom of the sixth - 1 run, 1 hit
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Phillips walks.  Linden grounds into a double play.  Shima grounded out to second.

Top of the seventh - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma in the mound for Rakuten
Ramirez hits a single to left.  Abe hits a 2-run homer.  Chono grounds out to third.  Kamei hits a single to right, runner on first.  E. Gonzalez flies out to center.  Yano flies out to right.

Top of the ninth - 2 runs, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Ramirez hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki.  Suzuki is caught trying to steal second.  Abe walks.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Katayama.
Chono hits a 2-run homer.  Kamei flies out to left.  E. Gonzalez strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the second
Phillips flies out to center.  Linden gets hit by a pitch.  Shima strikes out looking.  Uchimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Top of the third
E. Gonzalez walks.  Yano strikes out looking.  Sakamoto grounds out to second, runner on second.  Wakiya flies out to right.

Top f the fourth
Ogasawara hits a single to center.  Ramirez grounds out to third, runner on second.  Abe strikes out looking.  Chono grounds out to second.

Bottom of the seventh
Uchimura hits a double to left.  Hijirisawa reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and third.  Takasu grounds out to short, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi on the mound for Tono.
Teppei fouls out to third.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Yamaguchi.
Nakamura grounds out to second.

Notes

The Giants snapped a 3-game losing streak and are now 12 games above 500. ... The Eagles are now 7 games under 500. ... Kubo (YOM) picked up his second victory in relief and is now 2-0.  Kroon (YOM) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 8th save of the year. ... Katayama (RAK) took the loss for the Eagles and even his record out to 1-1.