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Rakuten Eagles 11 – Orix Buffaloes 1 (August 18, 2010)

by on Aug.18, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 11 16 1
Orix 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 3

Attendance: 21355 | Orix leads series, 13-7-0 | Time: 3:33

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 3: S1, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: F6, 9: G1
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (BrO), 3: 1B, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 9: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: f2, 3: 1B, 5: BB (SB), 6: 3B, 9: L6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 3: HR, 5: F8, 6: F9, 9: F7
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-5, 1 R 2: F8, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: fc6
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(LF) Linden, Todd 0-for-1 2: SO
LF Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: F9, 6: F9, 7: F8, 9: 2B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-5, 1 RBI 2: G1, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 2 R 3: 1B, 4: G1, 6: HBP, 8: G6, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, W 5 2/3 86 23 22 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.857
Yabu, Keiichi 1 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 1/3 16 5 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
Aoyama, Koji 1 18 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.286
9 136 36 35 9 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: f4, 5: 1B, 7: F9
(RF-LF) Arakane, Hisao 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 8: 1B
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: DP, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-1 2: F9
RF Caraballo, Francisco 0-for-3 4: F8, 6: F7, 8: SO
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 2: E3, 4: F9, 6: F9, 9: 1B
(DH) Shimoyama, Shinji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: DP
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-2 2: G6, 5: BB, 7: 1B
PH Shimamura, Ikki 1-for-1 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 1 R 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, L 5 2/3 122 29 25 10 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 7 5 3.837
Maeda, Yuji 0/3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Higa, Motoki 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.455
Kamoshida, Takashi 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.842
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 1 25 9 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 9.000
9 182 46 42 16 1 6 1 2 1 0 0 11 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Watanabe hits single to center and advances to second on sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Uchimura hits a single to left and a fielding error (E7) allows a run to score, Uchimura to second. Teppei hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Yamasaki hits a 2-run homer. Nakamura grounds out to second. Ruiz hits a single to left. Kusano flies out to right.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki hits a double to left. Sakaguchi fouls out to second, runner on third. Arakane hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Goto grounds into a double play.

Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Kusano flies out to right. Shima grounds out to short. Watanabe gets hit by a pitch. Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Uchimura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Y. Maeda in for Kondo.
Teppei clears the bases with 2-run triple to right, runner on third.
Pitching change: Higa in for Y. Maeda.
Yamasaki flies out to right.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kikuchihara on the mound for Orix
Uchimura hits an infield single. Teppei lines out to short. Yamasaki flies out to left. Nakamura hits into a fielder's choice, but everyone's safe, runners on first and second. Ruiz hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kusano hits an RBI double to right and a second run scores on a fielding error (E9), Kusano to third. Shima hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Watanabe hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits a single to center. Teppei fouls out to the catcher, Uchimura tags up and advances to second, an error on the catch (E4) allows Uchimura to advance to third and Uchimura gets thrown out trying to score.

Top of the 2nd
Yamasaki hits a single to center. Nakamura flies out to center. Ruiz gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Linden strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 2nd
Cabrera flies out to right. T-Okada grounds out to second. Baldiris reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Shimoyama hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Suzuki grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th
Shima grounds out second. Watanabe grounds out to the pitcher. Hijirisawa hits an infield single.
Defense: Caraballo takes over in right; Arakane moves from right to left; T-Okada moves from left to first.
Hijirisawa steals second. Uchimura gronds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Teppei walks and steals second. Yamasaki flies out to center. Nakamura strikes out looking. Ruiz strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Shimoyama strikes out swinging. Suzuki walks. Obiki grounds out to second, runner on first. Sakaguchi hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Arakane flies out to left.

Notes

The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 48-59-2 (6th place).  The Eagles also finally beat the Buffaloes on the road for the first time this year (11th road game). ... The Buffaloes are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 54-55-2 (5th place).

Kawai (RAK) started his fourth straight game and stopped a 3-game losing streak with his 2nd victory of the year.  He's also 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA in 3 starts against the Buffaloes this year.  Kawai runs his record to 2-3 on the year. ... Kondo (ORI) lost his second start in a row and dropped to 5-8.  This was Kondo's first start against the Eagles this year.

Linden (RAK) was ejected in the 2nd inning after he struck out and started arguing with the home plate ump.

Cabrera (ORI) was taken out of the game after he hurt his left wrist while making a play at first base in the 4th inning (he ran into Hijirisawa trying to run out a bunt for a single).

Home runs
RAK: Yamasaki (22)