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Rakuten Eagles 4 – Seibu Lions 8 (July 11, 2010)

by on Jul.11, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 15 2
Seibu 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 X 8 14 0

Attendance: 26840 | Seibu leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 3:42

Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-6, 3.38 - Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 8-6, 2.97

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G1
C Ino, Suguru 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 3-for-4, 1 R 1: S2, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 9: 1B
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G3, 3: 2B, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: f3
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-5 1: SO, 3: SO, 4: F8, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: G5, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: f2
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4 2: G3, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PR-DH Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B
PH-CF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 8: F8
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-2 2: L6, 4: 1B
PH-RF Linden, Todd 0-for-2 5: G4, 8: SO
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: DP, 6: G5, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, L 3 1/3 78 22 19 10 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 6 6 3.764
Matsuzaki, Shingo 1 26 8 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.000
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 1/3 21 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.919
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 1/3 19 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.912
Kawai, Takashi 1 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.250
8 156 45 36 14 2 3 5 1 3 0 0 8 6

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 13, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-4, 2 R 1: F9, 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 5: SE (SB), 6: f3
(3B) Hara, Takuya 0-for-1, 1 R 1: G5, 2: BB, 4: S3, 5: BB
PH-3B Abe, Masahiro 0-for-1 6: F9
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 2: BB, 4: 2B, 5: G1, 7: 1B
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: DP
(DH) Brown, Dee 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: SO, 4: BB, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G5, 4: G6, 5: F7, 7: G6
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 3: HR, 4: HBP, 6: BB, 8: SO
LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-0
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-4 2: F7, 3: G4, 4: G6, 6: S1, 8: G5
(1B) Ishii, Yoshihito 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F6, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: E3
PH-1B Hirao, Hiroshi 0-for-1 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hoashi, Kazuyuki 4 84 22 21 11 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 3.191
Okamoto, Atsushi, W 2 31 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.320
Osada, Shuichiro 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.191
Fujita, Taiyo 1 22 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.423
Sikorski, Brian 1 16 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.473
9 165 41 40 15 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Takayama hits a single to right.  Sakata hits a 2-run homer.  Hosokawa flies out to left.  Y. Ishii flies out to short.  Kataoka hits a double to center.  Hara walks, runners on first and second.  Kuriyama walks, bases loaded.  Nakajima grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 5 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Watanabe hits an infield single.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.  Takasu hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Kusano clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second.  Ruiz strikes out swinging.  Nakamura hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Yamasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Shima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Brown strikes out singing.  Takayama grounds out to third.  Sakata hits a solo homer.  Hosokawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 4 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Makida hits an infield single.  Watanabe hits into a double play.  Hijirisawa hits a single to center.  Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Kusano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Ruiz flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Y. Ishii hits a single to center.  Kataoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hara hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Kuriyama clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second.  Nakajima hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Matsuzaki in for Nagai.
Brown walks, runners on first and second.  Takayama grounds out to short, runners on second and third.  Sakata gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.  Hosokawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Linden takes over in right.
Y. Ishii hits a double to center.  Kataoka bunt the ball and reaches on an error (E1), runners on first and third.  Kataoka steal second, runners on second and third.  Hara walks to load the bases.  Kuriyama grounds out to the pitcher, bases remain loaded.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Matsuzaki.
Nakajima strikes out looking.  Brown hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.  Takayama flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takasu.  Kusano grounds out to first, runner on third.  Ruiz strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st
Kataoka flies out to right.  Hara grounds out to third.  Kuriyama hits a single.  Nakajima hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Brown grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th
Sakata walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa.  Y. Ishii reaches on a fielding error (E3), runners on first and third.  Kataoka fouls out to first.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Yamamura.
Abe, pinch-hitting for Hara, flies out to right.

Top of the 8th
Yamasaki hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura.  M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Shima, flies out to center.  Linden strikes out looking.  Watanabe hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The series ended in a 1-1 tie.

The Lions stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 49-36-0 (1st place). ... The Eagles' 4-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 37-43-2 (6th place).

A. Okamoto (SEI) got the win in relief and improved to 2-0. ... Nagai (RAK) lost his fourth straight start and is now 4-7.  This was his first loss in three starts against the Lions (his other two starts ended in no decisions).

Home runs
SEI: Sakata (3, 4)