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Orix Buffaloes 8 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (July 31, 2010)

by on Jul.31, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 1 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 8 11 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 5 13 0

Attendance: 17655 | Orix leads series, 12-5-0 | Time: 3:14

Potential Starters: Satoshi Komatsu (ORI) 4-6, 4.07 - Takashi Kawai (RAK) 1-1, 2.78

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: F7
(RF) Arakane, Hisao 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: S7, 8: F9
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-5 1: DP, 3: G3, 4: F4, 6: G4, 9: G1
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4, 2 R 2: F9, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 7: BB, 9: G6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 5: BB, 7: HR, 9: F7
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: BB, 5: SO, 7: F8
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 5: G4, 7: SO
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F6, 4: S1, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-4 3: G6, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Komatsu, Satoshi, W 6 1/3 90 26 26 10 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.087
Furukawa, Shuichi 2/3 11 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.375
Katsuki, Ryota 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.273
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.880
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
9 122 37 36 13 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 5 5

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd, 6th, 5th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: 1B
PH-RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 7: F9
PH Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-1 9: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: DP, 8: BB
PR-SS Kosaka, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(RF-CF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: G3, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F8, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 8: G6
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: 2B, 8: 1B
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: DP, 5: 1B, 7: F3, 8: DP
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-4 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G3
(SS-2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: 1B (SB), 5: G6, 7: G6, 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 3 2/3 72 20 17 8 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 5 4.101
Kitani, Hisashi 3 1/3 56 15 12 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 8.100
Tsuchiya, Tomohiro 1 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.855
9 152 41 35 11 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 8 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera flies out to right. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Kitagawa hits a solo homer. Baldiris hits a single to right. K. Yamasaki flies out to short.

Top of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera hits a single to center. T-Okada hits a 2-run homer. Kitagawa walks. Baldiris hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. K. Yamasaki hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arakane hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kitani in for Kawai.
Goto flies out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Kusano hits a single to left. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Uchimura grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Takasu hits into a double play, in between outs a runs scores.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kitani on the mound for Rakuten
K. Yamasaki hits a single to center. Suzuki flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Arakane hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kitani on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera walks. T-Okada hits a 2-run homer. Kitagawa flies out to center. Baldiris strikes out swinging. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Ruiz hits a double to left. Kusano flies out to first. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Komatsu.
Uchimura drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Makida, pinch-hitting for Hijirisawa, flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Furukawa on the mound for Orix
Takasu walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kosaka. Teppei hits a single to center, runner on first and third.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Furukawa.
Yamasaki clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Nakamura grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Katsuki.
Ruiz hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kusano hits into a double play.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Shima strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits a single to left. Hijirisawa flies out to left. Uchimura steals second. Takasu strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Buffaloes won their 7th game in a row and are now 49-46-1 (4th place). ... The Eagles dropped their 2nd game in a row and are now 41-52-2 (6th place).

Komatsu (ORI) won his first game since 6/26 (vs Seibu) and is now 5-6.  In between the victories, Komatsu went 0-3 in three starts.  Kishida (ORI) saved his 7th game of the year. ... Kawai (RAK) lost his second start in a row and is now 1-2.

This was rookie Tsuchiya's (RAK) first appearance of his career.

Yuzuru Hanyu (figure skater) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Home runs
ORI: Kitagawa (9), T-Okada (23, 24)