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Rakuten Eagles 2 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (June 30, 2010)

by on Jun.30, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00

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

Attendance: 10318 | Orix leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 3:19

Potential Starters: Darrell Rasner (RAK) 1-7, 5.35 - Masayuki Hasegawa (ORI) 0-1, 11.81

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: L6, 3: G4, 5: G6, 8: BB
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 8: DP
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4, 1 R 1: L6, 4: F9, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(3B-1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: F9, 9: F8
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-4 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F4, 9: G5
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: G3, 5: BB (CS), 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR-LF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B, 9: BB
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: 2B, 8: S1, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Rasner, Darrell 7 116 28 25 5 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.974
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 1 20 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.890
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L 0/3 10 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.500
8 146 35 32 9 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: F6, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F6
(RF) Akada, Shogo 3-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: G4, 5: G4, 8: 1B
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: G1, 6: 1B, 8: L6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3 2: F7, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: G5
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F4, 5: BB, 6: G3, 9: 1B
PR Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: HR
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasegawa, Masayuki 5 84 19 18 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.800
Kamoshida, Takashi, H 2 29 6 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.842
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 14 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.267
Kishida, Mamoru, W 1 27 7 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.857
9 154 36 32 9 0 9 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Hasegawa on the mound for Orix
Shima hits a single to left.  Teppei flies out to right.  Shima steals second.  Nakamura hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Ruiz hits a single to center, Nakamura gets thrown out running the bases, Ruiz to second.  Runner advances to third on a bad pick-off throw.  Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris walks.  Hidaka flies out to left.  K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.  Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Akada hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.  Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Teppei hits a single to left.  Nakamura flies out to center.  Ruiz hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Yamasaki drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on first.  Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki.  Kusano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Makida enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kusano.  Watanabe walks to load the bases.  Uchimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nakamura moves from third to first; Nishimura takes over at third; Makida takes over in left.
Baldiris hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama.  Moriyama steals second.  Hidaka hits a walk-off 2-run homer.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Akada hits a single to center.  Goto grounds out to second, runner on second.  Cabrera grounds out to the pitcher.  T-Okada walks, runners on first and second.  Kitagawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Kusano walks and gets caught trying to steal second.  Watanabe strikes out swinging.  Uchimura hits a double to left.  Hijirisawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Cabrera hits a single to right.  T-Okada hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Kitagawa grounds into a double play, runner on third.  Baldiris grounds out to first.

Top of the 8th
Watanabe hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura.  Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second.  Shima hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 8th
Akada hits a single to cneter.  Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Cabrera lines out to short.  T-Okada strikes out swinging.  Kitagawa grounds out to third.

Notes

The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 36-36-1 (4th place). ... The Eagles 0-4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 32-39-2 (6th place).

Kishida (ORI) got the win in relief and improved to 5-4. ... Kawagishi (RAK) took the loss and fell to 2-3.

Hidaka's (ORI) walk-off slam in the bottom of the 9th was the second of his career.

Home runs
ORI: Hidaka (5)