Chiba Lotte Marines vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 11432 | Rakuten leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 3:13
Potential Starters: Yuta Omine (LOT) 3-3, 5.14 - Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 2-2, 3.46
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||2-for-4||1: 1B (CS), 2: BB, 4: G1, 6: G1, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||1-for-2||1: 1B (BrO), 2: F7|
|PH-CF||Minami, Ryusuke||0-for-2||4: F4, 6: L6|
|PH||Nemoto, Shunichi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||0-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 2: DP, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: S8|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-5||1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: G6|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||2-for-3, 1 R||2: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||1-for-2, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: BB, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||1-for-2, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F8|
|PH-DH||Takehara, Naotaka||0-for-2||5: G6, 8: F4|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: 2B, 4: G4, 6: BB (BrO), 9: 2B|
|Omine, Yuta, L||4||79||18||15||5||1||1||3||0||0||0||0||5||5||5.550|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 4th, 7th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: G6, 2: HR, 5: 1B, 7: E6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 2: 1B, 5: G4, 7: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3||1: BB, 2: DP, 5: G4, 7: DP|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4||1: G4, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: 2B|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: F4, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 2B, 3: F5, 6: f5|
|PH||Nakashima, Toshiya||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-2, 1 R||2: BB, 4: DP, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: BB|
|Isaka, Ryohei||2 1/3||55||15||12||8||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||3||3||4.129|
|Matsuzaki, Shingo, W||2 2/3||32||10||9||1||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, H||1||17||4||3||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.341|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||2||26||6||6||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.025|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1||16||5||4||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.982|
Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Omatsu gets hit by a pitch. Saburo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Fukuura hits a single to right, bases loaded. Satozaki hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Imae hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third. Nishioka walks to reload the bases. Okada flies out to left. Iguchi grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Omine on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Kusano hits a double to right. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Makida walks to load the bases. Watanabe hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Hijirisawa hits a grand slam. Teppei hits a single to center. Nakamura grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ito on the mound for Lotte
Makida strikes out swinging. Watanabe walks. Hijirisawa reaches on a throwing error (E6), runners on first and third. Teppei hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura grounds into a double play.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nishimura takes over at third; Nakamura moves from third to first; Uchimura takes over at second.
Imae hits a double to right. Nishioka hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Nemoto, pinch-hitting for Minami, strikes out swinging. Iguchi hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Kim grounds out to short.
Top of the 1st
Nishioka hits a single to center and gets thrown out trying to steal second. Okada hits a single to left. Iguchi strikes out swinging. Kim hits a single to left and Okada gets thrown out trying to get to third.
Top of the 3rd
Kim flies out to right. Omatsu hits a single to center. Saburo walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Matsuzaki in for Isaka.
Fukuura flies out to center. Satozaki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Iguchi strikes out swinging. Kim strikes out swinging. Omatsu hits a single to center. Saburo walks, runners on first and second. Takehara, pinch-hitting for Fukuura, grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th
Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Teppei ground out to second, runner on second. Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third. Ruiz strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th
Satozaki hits a single to right. Imae walks, runners on first and second. Nishioka fails to advance the runners with a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Minami lines out to short and Imae is doubled off second.
Bottom of the 8th
Ruiz hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchumura. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Yoshimi in for Hashimoto.
Nakashima pinch-hitting for Kusano, strikes out looking. Shima hits a single to left and Uchimura is thrown out trying to score.
The Eagles won their second game in a row and are now 35-42-2 (6th place). ... Lotte dropped their second game in a row and are now 42-34-2 (2nd place). The Marines have now lost 10 in a row at Sendai (going back to 7/9/2009).
Matsuzaki (RAK) won his first game of the season and is 1-0. .. Koyama (RAK) saved his 2nd game of the year. ... Omine (LOT) took the loss and drops to 3-4 on the year.
Prior to hitting a double in the second, Imae (LOT) had gone 18 straight plate appearances without a hit.
Hijirisawa's (RAK) grand slam in the 2nd was the first of his career.
RAK: Hijirisawa (2)