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Rakuten Eagles 4 – Nippon Ham Fighters 10 (August 6, 2010)

by on Aug.06, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 X 10 16 1

Attendance: 30001 | Rakuten leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 3:33

Potential Starters: Darrell Rasner (RAK) 3-7, 4.62 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 9-5, 1.56

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 2: G4, 4: 1B (SB), 7: G4, 9: SO
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 4: f7, 7: G4, 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-3, 1 R 1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 5: F8, 8: BB
(2B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: HBP, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: G3
(LF) Linden, Todd 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 9: F6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: L4, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Rasner, Darrell 5 92 23 22 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.661
Togano, Masafumi 1 12 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Satake, Kenta, L 0/3 17 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 6.353
Aoyama, Koji 1 22 6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.607
Arime, Kanehisa 1 17 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.421
8 160 42 39 16 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 10 8

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3, 2 R 1: F8, 3: 1B (SB), 5: BB, 7: 振逃 (SB)
3B Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 3-for-5, 3 R 1: 1B, 3: L3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B (BrO), 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: BB
PH-RF Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-1 8: 1B
(3B-1B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 4 RBI 1: G6, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: S7, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F7, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-4 2: F3, 4: G4, 6: G5, 7: F8
2B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-1 8: f9
(DH) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: HR, 7: HR
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 2-for-4 2: 2B, 5: f9, 6: G6, 7: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 2: F3, 5: SO, 6: G5, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 8 142 34 30 7 0 12 2 2 0 0 0 4 4 1.723
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 1 22 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.588
9 164 38 34 8 0 13 2 2 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits an infield single. Teppei gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Nakamura strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka flies out to center. Morimoto hits a single to center. Inaba hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Koyano drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second. Itoi hits a single to right and Inaba is thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Kusano gets hit by a pitch. Linden hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Hijirisawa steals second. Uchimura fouls out to left.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka fouls out to right. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tanaka walks. Morimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Inaba hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Togano on the mound for Rakuten
Nioka grounds out to third. Nakata hits a solo homer. Tsuruoka grounds out to short. M. Kaneko grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka reaches on a dropped third strike and steals second. Morimoto hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Inaba walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Satake.
Koyano hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Itoi hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Nioka flies out to center. Nakata hits a 3-run homer. Tsuroka hits a single to center. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Arime on the mound for Nippon Ham
Iiyama hits a single to left. Morimoto flies out to right. Yang (Yoh), pinch-hitting for Inaba, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Koyano hits an RBI single to center, runners advance to second and third on the throw. Itoi strikes out swinging. Takaguchi fouls out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kusano walks. Linden strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to second, runner on second. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Nioka flies out to first. Nakata strikes out swinging. Tsuruoka hits a double to right. M. Kaneko flies out to first.

Top of the 3rd
Uchimura grounds out to second. Teppei hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Yamasaki grounds out to short, runner on third. Ruiz strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka hits a single to center and steals second. Morimoto lines out to first. Inaba grounds out to second, runner on third. Koyano flies out to right.

Notes

The Fighters won their third game in a row and are now 50-49-2 (5th place). ... The Eagles 4-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 45-53-2 (6th place).

Darvish (HAM) got the win and is now 10-5.  Darvish also evened his record out to 2-2 in 5 starts against the Eagles this year. ... Satake (RAK) took the loss.  It was his first decision in his 6th appearance of the year.

Home runs
HAM: Nakata (5, 6)