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Rakuten Eagles 3 – Nippon Ham Fighters 8 (August 7, 2010)

by on Aug.07, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 12 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 X 8 18 0

Attendance: 37871 | Series tied, 8-8-0 | Time: 3:24

Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 1-2, 4.10 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 8-6, 2.84

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS-2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: L3, 7: DP, 9: G4
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G5, 6: F9, 8: F8
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 3-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 8: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4 1: F9, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-3, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: S9
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G6, 7: SO, 8: F7
3B Kosaka, Makoto 0-for-0
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 2: SO
LF Linden, Todd 2-for-3, 1 R 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: 1B
PH Nakamura, Masato 1-for-1 9: 2B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-4 3: G1, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B, 9: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 5 1/3 105 27 21 9 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 3 3 4.263
Arime, Kanehisa 1/3 12 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.050
Togano, Masafumi 0/3 12 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 36.000
Satake, Kenta 1 1/3 37 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.143
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 14 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.787
8 180 43 36 18 1 3 5 0 2 0 0 8 8

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd, 7th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: G1, 6: BB, 7: 1B
2B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-0
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: S2, 5: G5, 6: 1B, 7: DP
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-4 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: SO
PH-RF Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-1 7: G1
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F3, 3: G1, 5: BB, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: F8, 5: BB, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: G5, 5: SO, 6: 1B
PR-DH Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1, 1 R 8: SO
(1B) Nakata, Sho 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: DP, 4: F4, 6: HR, 6: 1B, 8: DP
(C) Ono, Shota 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: 2B, 6: 2B, 6: 1B
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G5, 4: 1B (CS), 6: S1, 6: G4
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, W 8 117 33 32 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.798
Wolfe, Brian 1 14 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.037
9 131 38 37 12 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu grounds out to third. Teppei hits a single to center. Yamasaki strikes out swinging as Teppei steals second. Ruiz hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Nakamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nioka grounds out to third. Nakata flies out to second. Ono hits a double to right. M. Kaneko hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. M. Kaneko gets thrown out trying to steals second.

Bottom of the 6th - 7 runs, 8 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nakata hits a solo homer. Ono hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by M. Kaneko.
Pitching change: Arime in for Kawai.
Tanaka walks, runners on first and third. Morimoto hits a hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Togano in for Arime.
Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Itoi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Nioka hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Imanami enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka.
Pitching change: Satake in for Togano.
Nakata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. M. Kaneko grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Takaguchi takes over at second; Yang (Yoh) takes over in right.
Takasu flies out to center. Teppei hits a single to right. Yamasaki hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Ruiz hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Nakamura flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Iiyama takes over at short.
Linden hits a single to right.  M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Shima, hits a double to left.  Hijirisawa grounds out to third. Uchimura drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Nishimura strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Itoi hits a double to left. Nioka walks, runners on first and second. Nakata grounds into a double play, runner on third. Ono walks, runners on first and third. M. Kaneko grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Koyano hits a grounder to the pitcher, Tanaka gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to center.

Top of the 5th
Linden strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to short. Hijirisawa hits a single to center and steals second. Uchimura lines out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher. Morimoto grounds out to third. Inaba hits a double to center. Koyano walks. Itoi walks to load the bases. Nioka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Linden hits a single to left. Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits a single to left, bases loaded. Uchimura hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 8th
Koyano hits a single to center. Itoi hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Imanami strikes out swinging. Nakata hits into a double play.

Notes

The Fighters won their fourth game in a row and are now 51-49-2 (5th place). ... The Eagles lost their second game in a row and are now 45-54-2 (6th place).

Hijirisawa (RAK) extended his hitting streak to 22 games.  That moves him into second place on the franchise list behind Teppei's (RAK) 24-game hitting streak set back in 2009.

M. Takeda (HAM) won his fourth start in a row and improved to 9-6.  Against the Eagles this season, he's now 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA over 5 starts. ... Kawai (RAK) started his 5th game of the year (10th appearance overall) and took the loss.  His last three appearances have come as a starter and he has lost all three of those games.  Kawai is now 1-3 on the year.

Home runs
HAM: Nakata (7)