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Rakuten Eagles 8 – Chunichi Dragons 2 (May 23, 2010)

by on May.23, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 8 12 2
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 10 3

Attendance: 32070 | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:38

Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 5-3, 2.66 - Soma Yamauchi (CHU) 2-0, 1.44

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 3: 1B (SB), 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: F9
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: BB (CS), 3: 1B, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: 3B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: G3, 3: S8, 5: HR, 7: 2B, 8: BB
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-5 2: G1, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: G4, 8: F7
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 3: G1, 5: G6, 7: G5, 9: HR
(2B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: F8, 5: G3, 7: E3
2B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 9: SO
(LF) Linden, Todd 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G3, 4: BB, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: F8
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4, 2 R 3: 2B, 4: BB, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro 0-for-2, 1 RBI 3: G6, 4: S8, 6: SO
PH Phillips, Andy 0-for-1 8: F8
P Morillo, Juan 0-for-0
P Koyama, Shinichiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 7 109 29 27 6 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.538
Morillo, Juan 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.842
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 1/3 35 8 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.908
9 153 39 37 10 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 3-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: G5, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B (CS), 9: 1B
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 1-for-5 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 0-for-5 1: F5, 3: G6, 5: F9, 8: SO, 9: F8
(1B) Blanco, Tony 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: HR, 8: SO
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: E6, 6: F8
PH-LF Koike, Masaaki 1-for-1 8: 2B
(RF) Cesar, Dionys 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G1
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 1-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 4: F7, 6: L6, 9: 2B
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 0-for-2 2: f3, 4: G5
P Hirai, Masafumi 0-for-0
PH Nomoto, Kei 0-for-1 6: F7
P Nagamine, Shoji 0-for-0
PH Arai, Ryota 0-for-1 9: F8
(P) Yamauchi, Soma 0-for-1 2: G1
P Kobayashi, Masato 0-for-0
C Matsui, Masato 0-for-2 5: SO, 7: SO
PH Matsui, Yusuke 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamauchi, Soma, L 3 2/3 68 18 13 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 3 2.057
Kobayashi, Masato 1/3 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Hirai, Masafumi 2 33 9 8 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.893
Nagamine, Shoji 3 50 15 14 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.872
9 160 44 37 12 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 8 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher.  Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Kusano grounds out to second.  Linden grounds out to first.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Shima hits a double to center.  Tanaka grounds out to short.  Hijirisawa reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and third.  Hijiirisawa steals second.  Uchimura hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Teppei hits a sac fly to center, runner on first.  Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Kusano flies out to center.  Linden walks.  Shima walks.  Runners advance to second and third on bad pick-off.  Tanaka hits a sac fly to center, runner on third.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Yamauchi.
A run scores on a passed ball.  Hijirisawa hits an infield single.  Uchimura grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Teppei hits a solo homer.  Nakamura hits a double to left.  Yamasaki grounds out to short.  Kusano grounds out to first, runner on third.  Linden walks, runner on first and third.  Shima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Blanco hits a solo homer.  Wada flies out to center.  Cesar hits an infield single.  Oshima lines out to short, runner advances on throwing error (E6), runner on second.  Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Hirai, flies out to left.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagamine on the mound for Chunichi
Teppei hits a double to right.  Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third.  Yamasaki grounds out to third.  Kusano reaches on a fielding error (E3), a run scores, a runner on first.  Linden hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Shima strikes out looking.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagamine on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Koike takes over in left.
Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Nishimura strikes out swinging.  Linden flies out to center.  Shima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Oshima hits a double to left.  Arai, pinch-hitting for Nagamine, flies out to center.  Y. Matsui, pinch-hitting for M. Matsui, hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Araki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.  Ibata strikes out looking.  Morino flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Blanco hits a single to center.  Wada walks, runners on first and second.  Cesar flies out to left. Oshima walks to laod the bases.  Tanishige fouls out to first.  Yamauchi grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th
Wada reaches on an error (E6).  Cesar grounds out to second, runner on second.  Oshima flies out to left.  Tanishige grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
M. Matsui strikes out swinging.  Araki hits a single to left and steals second.  Ibata grounds out to third.  Morino flies out to right.

Top of the 8th
Phillips flies out to center.  Hijirisawa flies out to right.  Uchimura hits a triple to right.  Teppei wallks, runners on first and third.  Nakamura flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th
Morino strikes out swinging.  Blanco strikes out swinging.  Koike enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Wada.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Morillo.
Koike hits a double to left.  Cesar grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 and are now 6 games under 500. ... The Dragons dropped their second game in a row and are now only 3 games above 500. ... Tanaka (RAK) won his second start in a row and is now 6-3.  He also improved to 4-0 against the Dragons since 2007 and picked up his 10th Inter-league victory of his career. ... Yamauchi (CHU) recorded his first pro loss in his 11th appearance of his career (6th this season). ... Two former Dragons, Yamasaki (RAK) and Teppei (RAK) hit homers in the game.  And speaking of Yamasaki, he has now hit a home run against 12 different NPB clubs in his career -- the current NPB clubs, excluding the Eagles, and Kintetsu. ... The Dragons committed 3 errors during the game and now have 40 on the year.  That's the most in either league.