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Rakuten Eagles 3 – Softbank Hawks 4 (July 27, 2010)

by on Jul.27, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Kumamoto Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 12 1
Softbank 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 7 0

Attendance: 14659 | Softbank leads series, 11-3-1 | Time: 3:20

Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 6-5, 2.55 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 6-4, 4.88

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 4: F6, 6: G5, 8: G6
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G5, 9: G5
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: BB, 5: G5, 6: G3, 9: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: SO
PH-DH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 7: G6, 9: G1
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-5, 1 R 2: G4, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: G4
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 3: F6, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(LF) Linden, Todd 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB (BrO), 4: SO, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 4-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-2 2: 1B, 4: BB, 5: G3
PH Ruiz, Randy 0-for-1 8: SO
SS Kosaka, Makoto 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 7 94 30 24 6 0 5 3 1 2 0 0 4 3 2.613
Morillo, Juan 1/3 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 14 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.944
8 116 35 28 7 0 6 4 1 2 0 0 4 3

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-2, 1 R 1: F8, 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: BB
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: E6, 3: S1, 6: f5, 7: 3B
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 1: HBP, 3: G1, 6: SO, 7: SO
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 1B, 8: F4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3 1: F8, 4: BB, 6: F9, 8: 3B
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: DP, 7: F7
PH-DH Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 0-for-1 8: f2
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B (BrO), 4: G6, 7: 2B, 8: IBB
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: S2, 5: G6, 7: 1B (SB), 8: SO
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis 4 2/3 97 26 23 10 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.950
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 1/3 19 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
Katto, Keisuke, W 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.799
Falkenborg, Brian, H 1 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.435
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 9 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
9 150 41 38 12 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Ortiz gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tamura flies out to center, runners on first and third. Petagine strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Takasu hits a single to center. Teppei walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kusano flies out to second. Nakamura flies out to short.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Teppei grounds out to third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Kusano hits a single to right. Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Linden hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Shima hits an RBI single to right, runnrers on first and second.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Houlton.
Uchimura grounds out ot first.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Petagine flies out to left. Matsuda hits a double to center. Hasegawa hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Tanoue strikes out swinging. Hasegawa steals second. Kawasaki walks, runners on first and second. Honda clears the bases with a 2-run triple to center, runner on third. Ortiz strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits a single to left. Takasu strikes out looking. Hijirisawa steals second. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd
Kusano grounds out to second. Nakamura flies out to center. Linden walks. Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Uchimura hits a single to center and Linden is thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 2nd
Matsuda hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hasegawa. Matsuda gets thrown out at third by Shima. Tanoue grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Kawasaki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Ortiz grounds out to the pitcher. Kokubo grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th
Linden strikes out swinging. Shima hits a double to center. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa flies out to short. Takasu flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th
Kokubo flies out to second. Tamura hits a triple to right. Matsunaka enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Petagine.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Morillo.
Matsunaka fouls out to the catcher. Matsuda gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Hasegawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Takasu grounds out to third. Teppei hits a single to right. Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kusano grounds out to second.

Notes

The Hawks won their 8th straight game. ... The Eagles lost their 4th game in a row.

Katto (SOF) picked up his first victory of the season (and of his career). He is now 1-0. ... Mahara (SOF) notched his 20th save of the year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) lost his second start in a row and is now 6-6 on the year. He's also 1-2 in four start against the Hawks this season.

This was the Hawks' first victory at Kumamoto Stadium.

Yamasaki was ejected from the game in the 5th inning for insulting the umpire (which started with Yamasaki arguing calls).

Home runs
None.