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Rakuten Eagles 4 – Orix Buffaloes 5 (July 21, 2010)

by on Jul.21, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 14780 | Orix leads series, 10-5-0 | Time: 3:22

Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 1-0, 2.16 - Masayuki Hasegawa (ORI) 0-1, 3.68

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 3B, 7: SO, 8: G6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: BB
PH Linden, Todd 0-for-1 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: F8, 9: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: F9, 9: SO
(3B-1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4 2: SO, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: F4, 4: 1B (BrO), 5: SO, 8: G6
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: L3, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-LF Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: BB
PR-3B Kosaka, Makoto 0-for-0
(C) Ino, Suguru 0-for-3 3: L3, 5: F9, 6: G6
PH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-0 8: BB
C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 6 107 25 23 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 5 3 2.779
Aoyama, Koji 2 34 9 7 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.246
8 141 34 30 5 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 5 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 5: F6, 7: G6
(CF) Arakane, Hisao 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: G5, 6: HR, 7: G4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F6, 8: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: G4
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-2, 1 R 2: SO, 4: E4, 6: BB, 8: BB
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: BB
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 0-for-3 3: F8, 4: G6, 6: SO
PH Seguignol, Fernando 0-for-1 8: SO
RF Yoshida, Shintaro 0-for-0
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: f9, 7: 1B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 3: G4, 5: F9, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasegawa, Masayuki 4 2/3 87 23 21 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 4.655
Katsuki, Ryota, W 1 1/3 22 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.306
Furukawa, Shuichi, H 2/3 15 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.132
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 30 7 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.993
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 16 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.740
9 170 40 35 9 2 10 5 0 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hasegawa on the mound for Orix
Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Nakamura strikes out swinging.  Takasu flies out to second.  Kusano walks.  Ruiz grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris grounds out to second.  Arakane grounds out to third.  Goto hits a single to center.  Cabrera walks, runners on first and second.  T-Okada reaches on a fielding error (E4) and a run scores, runners on first and third.  Kitagawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.   Caraballo grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Hasegawa on the mound for Orix
Ino flies out to right.  Hijirisawa hits a triple to center.  Watanabe hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.  Teppei hits a 2-run homer.  Yamasaki strikes out swinging.  Nakamura hits a single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Hasegawa.
Takasu strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Arakane hits a solo homer.  Goto flies out to short.  Cabrera strikes out looking.  T-Okada walks.  Kitagawa hits a 2-run homer.  Caraballo strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Ino lines out to first.  Hijirisawa hits a single to left.  Watanabe grounds out to short, runner on first.  Teppei hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Yamasaki walks to load the bases.  Nakamura grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
K. Yamasaki hits a single to left.  Suzuki fouls out on his third bunt attempt.  Baldiris grounds out to short, runner on second.  Arakane grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Nakamura strikes out swinging.  Takasu grounds out to short.  Kusano hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Hiraishi.  Ruiz walks, runners on first and second.  Kosaka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz.  M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Ino, walks to load the bases.  Hijirisawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Goto strikes out swinging.  Cabrera grounds out to second.  T-Okada walks.  Kitagawa walks, runners on first and second.  Seguignol, pinch-hitting for Caraballo, strikes out looking.

Notes

The Buffaloes swept the series, 3-0.

The Buffaloes won their third straight game and are now 45-46-1 (5th place). ... The Eagles dropped their third game in a row and are now 40-48-2 (6th place).

Katsuki (ORI) picked up the win in relief and improved to 2-1.  Kishida (ORI) saved his 5th game of the year. ... Kawai (RAK) picked up his first loss of the year in his third start of the year (and 8th overall game).

Home runs
RAK: Yamasaki (18), Teppei (6)
ORI: Arakane (3), Kitagawa (7)