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Nippon Ham Fighters 11 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (July 4, 2010)

by on Jul.04, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6 11 19 1
Rakuten 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0

Attendance: 15400 | Rakuten leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 3:34

Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 10-1, 2.72 - Takashi Kawai (RAK) 1-0, 0.00

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-6, 2 R, 4 RBI 1: G4, 3: G4, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: L4, 9: HR
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 3-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: S1, 8: SO, 9: f3
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F7, 9: F7
3B Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(3B-1B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S9, 3: L5, 4: G4, 6: F8, 9: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 6: F8, 9: ギ野
(DH) Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: F4
PH-DH Tsuboi, Tomochika 1-for-1 7: 1B, 9: S2
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 2 R 2: 1B, 3: F9, 5: 1B (SB), 7: f2, 9: BB
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: G1, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: DP, 4: DP, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby 5 84 23 22 8 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 3.066
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 2 33 8 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.908
Tateyama, Yoshinori, W 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 19 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.467
9 147 38 35 9 1 10 3 0 0 0 0 5 5

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 4: SO, 7: 1B
PH Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: E3, 7: G5, 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 7: BB
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G5, 5: F4, 7: G5
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G6, 5: DP, 8: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Linden, Todd 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G3, 8: F7
(2B) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-3, 2 RBI 2: 2B (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: G4, 9: BB
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B (SB), 7: F9, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi 3 2/3 79 20 18 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 2.400
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 1/3 27 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.418
Aoyama, Koji, L 3 0/3 39 13 11 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.613
Katayama, Hiroshi 1/3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1.982
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2/3 24 6 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 5.523
9 173 48 41 19 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 11 11

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka grounds out to second.  Morimoto hits an infield single.  Inaba hits a double to left, runners on second and third.  Koyano hits a sac fly to right, runner on second.  Itoi grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura hits a single to left.  Ruiz hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Yamasaki strikes out swinging.  Linden hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.  Kusano clears the bases with a 2-run double to right and is thrown out trying to get to third.  Watanabe grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka grounds out to second.  Morimoto hits a single to right.  Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Koyano lines out to third.  Itoi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.  Ugumori hits an RBI single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw.  Yang (Yoh) flies out to right.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa flies out to center.  Shima grounds out to short.  Teppei hits a solo homer.  Nakamura grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 4 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka hits a single to center.  M. Kaneko grounds into a double play.  Tanaka hits a single to left.  Morimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Kawai.
Inaba hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Koyano grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ruiz grounds out to short.  Yamasaki walks.  Linden strikes out swinging.  Kusano hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Watanabe hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.  Watanabe steals second, runners on second and third.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi grounds out to second.  Ugumori flies out to second.  Yang (Yoh) hits a single to center and steals second.  Tsuruoka hits an RBI infield single, runner on first.  M. Kaneko grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th - 6 runs, 4 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Aoyama.
Itoi reaches on a fielder's choice to third, runners on first and second.  Tsuboi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Katayama.
Yang (Yoh) walks to load the bases.  Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded.  M. Kaneko hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded.  Tanaka hits a grand slam.  Morimoto fouls out to first.  Inaba flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Ugumori gets hit by a pitch.  Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Tsuruoka fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second.  M. Kaneko grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 5th
Shima reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first.  Teppei reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second.  Nakamura flies out to second.  Ruiz grounds into a double play.

Top of the 6th
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto.  Inaba walks, runners on first and second.  Koyano flies out to center.  Itoi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th
Watanabe flies out to right.  Hijirisawa hits a single to center.  Shima grounds out to third, runner on second.  Teppei walks, runners on first and second.  Nakamura grounds out to third.

Notes

The Fighters took the series, 2-1.

The Fighters won their second straight game and are now 39-38-2 (5th place). ... The Eagles dropped their second straight game and are now 33-42-2 (6th place).

Tateyama (HAM) picked up his first win of the year and is now 1-1. ... Aoyama (RAK) suffered his first lost of the year and is now 2-1.

Tanaka's (HAM) grand slam in the 9th was the first of his career.

Home runs
HAM: Tanaka (4)
RAK: Teppei (4)