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Softbank Hawks 5 – Rakuten Eagles 2 (August 20, 2010)

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 10 1
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 2

Attendance: 16678 | Softbank leads series, 13-4-1 | Time: 3:22

Potential Starters: Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 3-3, 4.84 - Darrell Rasner (RAK) 4-7, 4.36

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: F9, 4: G4, 6: G4, 9: HBP (BrO)
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 3-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B (CS), 5: G3, 7: 2B, 9: f2
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4, 1 R 1: F9, 3: BB, 5: F8, 7: G6, 9: L5
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 3-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 5: 2B, 7: G4
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: SO, 7: F9
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G3, 6: F9, 8: 1B
PR-DH Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: S1
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(LF) Egawa, Tomoaki 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: 3B, 8: G6
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 1-for-4 2: F9, 4: 2B, 6: E5, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamada, Hiroki, W 6 0/3 104 26 24 7 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4.355
Settsu, Tadashi, H 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.077
Falkenborg, Brian, H 1 18 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.277
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 10 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.971
9 140 37 34 8 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: BB (SB), 3: G4, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: F7
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F6, 7: G4
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-3 1: F9, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: HR, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: G4
(CF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: L4, 8: G6
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 2B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3 2: 1B (SB), 4: G5, 7: 1B
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: F6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-4 2: F7, 5: F7, 7: G6, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Rasner, Darrell, L 8 131 36 34 10 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 4.295
Arime, Kanehisa 1/3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.667
9 136 39 36 10 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Matsuda flies out to right, runner third. Kokubo hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Tamura hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Petagine strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki flies out to right. Honda hits a single to right. Matsuda walks, runners on first and second. Kokubo hits a 3-run homer. Tamura flies out to center. Petagine grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Ruiz hits a solo homer. Makida grounds out to short. Kusano strikes out looking. Shima grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Petagine flies out to right. Hasegawa flies out to left. Egawa hits a triple to right. Tanoue reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a run scores, Tanoue to second. Kawasaki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Kusano hits a single to center. Shima hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Settsu in for Yamada.
Watanabe hits a grounder to short, Kusano scores, Shima out at second, Watanabe safe on first on throwing error (E4), runner on first. Uchimura strikes out looking. Teppei grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Uchimura walks and steals second. Teppei strikes out swinging. Nakamura flies out to right, runner on third. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and third. Ruiz flies out to center.

Bottom of the 2nd
Makida grounds out to second. Kusano grounds out to second. Shima hits a single to right and steals second. Watanabe flies out to left.

Top of the 4th
Hasegawa grounds out to short. Egawa strikes out swinging. Tanoue hits a double to center. Kawasaki grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th
Honda grounds out to first. Matsuda flies out to center. Kokubo hits a grounds rule double to center. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Yamasaki hits a single to left. Ruiz hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Makida lines out to second and Ruiz is doubled off first.

Top of the 7th
Honda hits a double to left. Matsuda grounds out to short. Kokubo strikes out to second, runner on third. Tamura flies out to right.

Top of the 8th
Petagine hits a single to left and is replaced by a pinch-runner Fukuda. Hasegawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second. Egawa grounds out to short, runner on third.
Defense: Ishimine is the new catcher.
Tanoue strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Nakamura walks. Yamasaki flies out to center. Ruiz grounds out to second, runner on second. Makida grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Kusano hits a double to center. Ishimine flies out to short. Watanabe grounds out to second, runner on third. Uchimura flies out to left.

Notes

The Hawks stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 61-50-4 (2nd place). ... The Eagles lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 48-61-2 (6th place).

Yamada (SOF) won his second start in a row and is now 4-3.  This was Yamada's first start against the Eagles this season.  Mahara (SOF) saved his 25th game of the year. ... Rasner (RAK) lost his first game since 5/24 (vs Chunichi) and is now 4-8.  In between losses, Ranser went 3-0 in 10 starts.

Shima (RAK) was taken out of the game after his right hand was struck by a foul ball while playing defense in the 8th inning.  He was later diagnosed with a contusion on his right index finger.

Home runs
SOF: Kokubo (13)
RAK: Ruiz (8)