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Rakuten Eagles 0 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (August 17, 2010)

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00

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

Attendance: 16373 | Orix leads series, 13-6-0 | Time: 3:03

Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 7-7, 2.85 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 11-7, 3.55

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: G1, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: G4, 6: S1, 9: G3
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G3, 7: G5
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F7
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-3 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: G3
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: G6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 6 1/3 128 29 26 10 0 5 0 1 2 0 1 3 3 2.907
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.736
Yabu, Keiichi 2/3 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.000
8 151 35 32 11 0 6 0 1 2 0 1 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: 1B
(RF) Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: SO, 6: G4, 7: 1B
SS Obiki, Keiji 0-for-0
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-3 1: F2, 3: L5, 6: HBP, 7: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B (BrO), 4: F7, 6: F9, 7: G6
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(DH) Caraballo, Francisco 2-for-3 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 2B
PR-DH Akada, Shogo 0-for-1, 1 R 8: G3
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: E3 (SB) (BrO), 7: S1, 8: G1
(SS) Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: G4
PH-RF Shimoyama, Shinji 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 7: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 9 123 31 30 4 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.354
9 123 31 30 4 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto flies out to the catcher. Cabrera hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. T-Okada hits a single to center and Cabrera gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Caraballo hits a double to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Akada. Suzuki hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Shimoyama, pinch-hitting for K. Kaneko, hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Moriyama hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Iwakuma.
Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Baldiris hits a single to right. Caraballo hits a single to center. Suzuki strikes out looking. K. Kaneko hits into a double play.

Top of the 5th
Kusano grounds out to first. Nakamura strikes out looking. M. Nakamura hits a single to right. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Watanabe grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Caraballo strikes out swinging. Suzuki reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Suzuki steals second. Runner advances on a balk. K. Kaneko hits a grounder to second and Suzuki gets thrown out running the bases. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Hijirisawa hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei strikes out looking. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th
Moriyama grounds out to second. Goto gets hit by a pitch. Cabrera flies out to right. T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Baldiris strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
T-Okada grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Yabu in for Katayama.
Baldiris hits a double to center. Akada grounds out to first, runner on third. Suzuki grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Buffaloes are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 54-54-2 (4th place tie). ... The Eagles dropped their 3rd game in a row and are now 47-59-2 (6th place).

C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 8th straight start and is now 12-7.  He also improved to 5-0 in 6 starts against the Eagles this year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) lost his 2nd start in a row and dropped to 8-7 on the year.  Iwakuma also fell to 2-2 in four starts against the Buffaloes.

Home runs
None.