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Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (July 16, 2010)

by on Jul.16, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 1
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 10 1

Attendance: 15725 | Series tied, 6-6-0 | Time: 3:15

Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 6-6, 2.90 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 6-4, 2.39

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: F9, 9: F7
(LF) Murata, Kazuya 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: S2, 2: S7, 4: G3, 7: G5, 9: G6
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: F8, 7: 2B, 9: SO
1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: IBB
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: HR, 5: SO, 7: 1B
(DH) Tsuboi, Tomochika 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: G3
PH-DH Sekiguchi, Yuta 0-for-0
PH-DH Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-1 7: F9
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SE, 3: G1, 6: F4, 8: G4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: S1, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: f3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, W 5 2/3 64 21 21 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.914
Wolfe, Brian, H 1 1/3 17 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.935
Tateyama, Yoshinori 2/3 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.723
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1/3 10 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.324
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 22 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.743
9 121 35 35 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 5th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: F4, 6: F7, 8: E6
(CF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F4, 4: F6, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: 2B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F7, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 9: 1B
PR-DH Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 2: DP, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-4 3: SO, 5: DP, 7: G6, 9: DP
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 2-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: F9
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 9: F8
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-2 3: F8, 6: f9
PH-LF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 6 110 27 23 8 1 5 0 0 3 0 0 5 4 2.550
Kawai, Takashi 2/3 22 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
Aoyama, Koji 1 1/3 16 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.528
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 16 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.862
9 164 39 34 10 1 7 1 0 3 0 0 5 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Murata.  Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second.  Itoi strikes out swinging.  Tsuboi grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right.  Ono hits a bunt and reaches on an error (E1), runners on first and second.  M. Kaneko hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Murata hits a sac fly to left, runner on first.  Inaba grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano grounds out to the pitcher.  Itoi hits a solo homer.  Tsuboi strikes out swining.  Yang (Yoh) hits a double to left, runner on second.  Ono grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida hits a double to left.  Nakashiima fouls out to right.  Watanabe flies out to left, runner on third.  Teppei hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.  Takasu hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Wolfe in for M. Takeda.
Nakamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Takaguchi takes over at first.
Nakamura hits a double to right.  Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.  Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki.  Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Uchimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Shima.  Ruiz hits into a double play, a run scores.  Kusano, pinch-hitting for Makida, flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 7th
Tanaka flies out to right.  Murata grounds out to third.  Inaba hits a double to left.  Koyano gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Itoi hits a single to right, bases loaded.  Sekiguchi enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Tsuboi.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Kawai.
M. Kato, pinch-hitting for Sekiguchi, flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Makida flies out to right.  M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Nakashima, flies out to center.  Watanabe reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Tateyama.
Teppei hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Takasu strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Fighters stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 45-42-2 (4th place). ... The Eagles dropped their second straight game and are now 38-45-2 (6th place).

M. Takeda (HAM) won his second straight start and improved to 7-6.  This was also M. Takeda's first victory against the Eagles this year.  Prior to the start, he was 0-2 in three starts against Rakuten.  H. Takeda (HAM) saved his 5th game of the year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) lost his first game since 6/12 (vs Yakult).  In between losses, Iwakuma went 2-0 in four starts.  This was also Iwakuma's first loss against the Fighters this season (he was 1-0 in three starts before tonight's start).

M. Takeda (HAM) took a batted ball off his right leg in the 5th inning and had to be taken off the field temporarily for treatment.

Home runs
HAM: Itoi (11)