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Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (July 17, 2010)

by on Jul.17, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00

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

Attendance: 18491 | Rakuten leads series, 7-6-0 | Time: 3:06

Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 9-4, 1.50 - Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 2-1, 7.90

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: L4, 3: S3, 6: SO, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: S8, 6: HR, 8: L1
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: G3, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4 2: G3, 4: G2, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: f3, 6: F6, 8: F7
(DH) Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: SO
PH-DH Tsuboi, Tomochika 0-for-2 6: G6, 9: F8
(LF) Sekiguchi, Yuta 0-for-3 2: G3, 5: G6, 7: SO
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-0
PH Kato, Masayoshi 0-for-1 9: G4
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-2 2: F9, 5: L5
PH-LF Murata, Kazuya 1-for-2 7: G3, 9: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-4, 1 R 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 7 114 27 25 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 1.556
Ishii, Yuya 2/3 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.931
Kato, Takeharu 1/3 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.214
8 129 32 29 6 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: F8, 8: 1B
(SS-2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: F8, 4: f2, 5: F9, 8: S1
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-1, 1 R 1: F9, 4: BB
PH-RF Makida, Akihisa 1-for-2 6: 1B, 8: G6
(3B-1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: E5, 6: BB, 8: 1B
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: G5, 4: HR, 6: G4, 8: F7
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(2B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: DP
SS Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-3 3: 2B, 4: f3, 7: F4
(LF) Linden, Todd 0-for-3 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G1
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasebe, Kohei, W 5 2/3 82 23 21 6 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 6.517
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 1/3 18 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.421
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 13 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.831
Koyama, Shinichiro, S 1 1/3 21 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.770
9 134 36 34 9 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
M. Kaneko hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka.  Yang (Yoh) hits a sac fly to center.  Inaba grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura fouls out to the catcher.  Teppei walks.  Nakamura reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second.  Yamasaki hits a 3-run homer.  Kusano strikes out swinging.  Ruiz fouls out to first.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka strikes out swinging.  Yang (Yoh) hits a solo homer.  Inaba hits a single to right.  Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Itoi flies out to short.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Hasebe.
Tsuboi, pinch-hitting for Ugumori, grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura.  Makida grounds out to short.
Pitching change: T. Kato in for Ishii.
Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Yamasaki flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Koyano grounds out to first.  Itoi hits a single to center.  Ugumori hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Sekiguchi grounds out to first, runners on second and third.  Ono flies out to right.

Bottom of the 3rd
Ruiz hits a double to center.  Linden grounds out to second, runner on third.  Shima grounds out to third.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Makida, pinch-hitting for Teppei, hits a single to left.  Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.  Yamasaki grounds out to second, runners on first and third.  Kusano grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th
Tanaka strikes out swinging.  Yang (Yoh) lines out to the pitcher.  Inaba hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Katayama.
Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Itoi flies out to left.

Notes

The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 39-45-2 (6th place). ... The Fighters are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 45-43-2 (4th place).

Hasebe (RAK) made first start since 4/14 (vs Seibu) and picked up his first victory since 4/7 (vs Nippon Ham).  Hasebe improves to 3-1 on the year.  Koyama (RAK) saved his 5th game of the season. ... Darvish (HAM) picked up his first loss since 5/29 (vs Hanshin) and is now 9-5 on the year.  In between losses, Darvish went 5-0 over 5 starts.  In four starts against the Eagles this season, Darvish is now 1-2.

Darvish (HAM) topped out at 156km/h and set a new career domestic record.

Teppei (RAK) fouled a ball off his right ankle and had to be removed from the game.  He was later diagnosed with a contusion on his right ankle.

Home runs
HAM: Yang (Yoh) (2)
RAK: Yamasaki (16)