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Rakuten Eagles 5 – Orix Buffaloes 6 (August 19, 2010)

by on Aug.19, 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 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 7 0
Orix 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1x 6 10 1

Attendance: 11599 | Orix leads series, 14-7-0 | Time: 3:38

Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 7-8, 3.45 - Ryota Katsuki (ORI) 3-1, 3.07

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G6, 7: L6, 9: L6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F7
(CF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G4
PH-RF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2, 1 R 5: E6, 7: F7
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: HR, 5: BB, 8: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: G6, 5: BB, 8: SO
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G5, 5: G3, 8: F9
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G4, 4: G4, 6: F9, 9: G4
(RF-CF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: G5, 6: G3, 9: 1B
(C) Ino, Suguru 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F9, 6: F9, 9: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi 5 1/3 110 27 22 8 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 5 5 3.629
Satake, Kenta 2/3 18 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.857
Yabu, Keiichi, H 1 2/3 24 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.353
Katayama, Hiroshi, L 1/3 8 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.862
8 160 38 31 10 1 9 5 0 1 0 0 6 6

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: 2B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-2, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: F4, 4: S8
PH-RF Shimoyama, Shinji 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 6: BB, 9: HR
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: F4, 6: SO
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 5: SO, 6: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: G5, 7: BB
(DH) Caraballo, Francisco 0-for-4 2: SO, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: F9
(RF-LF) Arakane, Hisao 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 7: DP
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G1, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-2, 2 R 3: 1B, 4: BB, 6: S2, 8: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Katsuki, Ryota 4 2/3 79 23 20 6 1 3 2 0 1 2 0 5 3 3.350
Higa, Motoki 1 1/3 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 2 29 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Kishida, Mamoru, W 1 18 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.724
9 141 37 33 7 1 5 2 0 2 2 0 5 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Nakamura hits a single to center. Ruiz hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kusano drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second. Makida strikes out swinging. Ino strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Uchimura hits a single to right and steals second. Watanabe grounds out to second, runner on third. Teppei drives in a run with a ground out to second. Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Nakamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 run, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki hits a single to center. Sakauchi hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Moriyama flies out to second. Goto clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. T-Okada flies out to center, runner on second. Baldiris walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on passed ball. Caraballo grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Arakane grounds out to short. Suzuki hits a double to right. Obiki walks, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Moriyama hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Goto flies out to second.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Ino flies out to right. Uchimura grounds out to short. Watanabe hits a single to center. M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Teppei, reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Yamasaki walks to load the bases. Nakamura walks in a run, bases loaded. A second run scores on a wild pitch, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Higa in for Katsuki.
Ruiz grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Arakane hits a single to left. Suzuki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Obiki hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Satake in for Nagai.
Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Shimoyama, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, walks to load the bases. Goto strikes out swinging. T-Okada strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Shimoyama hits a walk-off homer.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Uchimura hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Watanabe. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Moriyama hits a single to center and steals second. Goto walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Baldiris strikes out looking.

Top of the 9th
Kusano grounds out to second. Makida hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ino. Uchimura lines out to short.

Notes

Orix took the series, 2-1.

The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 55-55-2 (4th place tie). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 48-60-2 (6th place).

Kishida (ORI) picked up the win in relief and is now 6-5. ... Katayama (RAK) took the loss in relief and is now 1-2 on the year.

For Shimoyama (ORI), it was his first walk-off homer of his career.

The Eagles sent up a pinch-hitter for Teppei (RAK) in the 5th inning because he wasn't feeling well.

Smoke from fireworks that were launched at the end of the 5th inning caused a 3 minute delay in play because it cut down visibility on the field.

Home runs
RAK: Yamasaki (23)
ORI: Shimoyama (1)