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Softbank Hawks 13 – Rakuten Eagles 1 (August 21, 2010)

by on Aug.21, 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 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 2 4 13 14 0
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Attendance: 20103 | Softbank leads series, 14-4-1 | Time: 3:24

Potential Starters: Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 14-5, 3.04 - Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 3-3, 5.30

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G5, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 8: G6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI 1: G3, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: BB
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: F9, 4: SE, 5: HR, 7: G1, 9: 1B
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 5: F4, 8: G5
1B Lee, Bum-Ho 0-for-1, 1 R 9: G5
1B Morimoto, Satoru 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3, 1 R 2: F8, 4: IBB, 5: F8, 8: 1B
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 1-for-1, 2 R, 2 RBI 9: 3B
(DH) Petagine, Roberto 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 8: 1B
PR-DH Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-1, 2 R, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(CF-RF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: HBP, 6: F8, 8: 1B, 9: SO
(LF) Egawa, Tomoaki 2-for-4, 3 RBI 3: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: 1B, 9: 2B
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 0-for-5 3: SO, 4: DP, 6: SO, 8: f9, 9: G1
C Shimizu, Masaumi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W 8 120 30 27 5 0 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.941
Katto, Keisuke 1 15 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.923
9 135 33 30 5 0 12 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-2, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: HBP
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: S5, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G6, 8: f5
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F4, 6: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G3
PH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 9: SO
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: SO, 7: F7
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3 3: G2, 5: F7, 7: 1B
(C) Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-3 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasebe, Kohei, L 4 0/3 87 21 17 6 2 5 2 1 1 1 0 7 6 6.097
Yamamura, Hiroki 3 32 9 9 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.300
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2/3 29 6 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.081
Satake, Kenta 1 1/3 44 9 8 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 6.750
9 192 45 40 14 2 10 3 1 1 1 0 13 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo hits a solo homer. Tamura flies out to center. Petagine strikes out swinging. Hasegawa strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Makida grounds out to the catcher. Ishimine grounds out to the pitcher. Watanabe hits a double to center. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Hijirisawa steals second. Nakamura grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Honda hits an infield single. Matsuda hits a (sac) bunt and reaches on an error (E2), runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Tamura gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Petagine hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch to reload the bases. Egawa walks in a run, bases loaded. Tanoue hits into a double play.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Matsuda hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Hasebe.
Kokubo flies out to second. Tamura flies out to center. Petagine flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo grounds out to third. Tamura hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Petagine hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Hasegawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Egawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tanoue fouls out to right.
Pitching change: Satake in for Kawagishi.
Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Honda walks. Matsuda hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Lee grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Kidokoro clears the bases with a 2-run triple to left, runner on third. Fukuda hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Egawa hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Tanoue grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Watanabe hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Nakamura flies out to right. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 7th
Takasu grounds out to first. Kusano flies out to left. Makida hits a single to center and advances to second on a passed ball. Ishimine grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Hawks won their 2nd game in a row and are now 62-50-4 (2nd place). ... The Eagles lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 48-62-2 (6th place).

Sugiuchi (SOF) won his 2nd start in a row and improved to 15-5 on the year.  He also evened his record out to 2-2 in four starts against the Eagles this year. ... Hasebe (RAK) took the loss and is now 0-3 in four starts since his last victory on 7/17 (vs Nippon Ham).  Hasebe dropped to 3-4 on the year and is now 0-2 in 2 starts against the Hawks this season.

Kokubo (SOF) is now 2 homers away from 400.

This was Sugiuchi's (SOF) first victory at Kleenex Stadium since 2006.

Watanabe (RAK) was taken out of the game in the 5th inning after he was hit by a pitch on his left foot.  He was later diagnosed with a contusions on his second and third toes.

Home runs
SOF: Kokubo (14), Matsuda (16)