Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Komachi Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 10212 | Rakuten leads series, 10-8-0 | Time: 2:26
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 12-5, 3.49 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 7-8, 2.91
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: F7, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: L4|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4||1: E3, 3: SO, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: F6, 4: G4, 6: G3, 8: G3|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-4||1: G3, 4: G4, 7: F9, 9: F8|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G4, 4: G4, 7: 2B, 9: HBP|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3||2: F9, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: F4|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G4, 5: F4, 7: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: G6|
|PH||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-1||7: G1|
|C||Ono, Shota||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-2||3: F9, 5: SO|
|PH||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Keppel, Bobby, L||7||122||27||26||6||0||6||1||0||0||0||0||4||2||3.440|
Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: F8, 5: BB, 8: G4|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-4, 1 R||1: E2, 2: SO, 5: G3, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F8|
|RF||Nakamura, Masato||0-for-2||5: G3, 8: L6|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: F4, 6: SO|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: G5|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: F4|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: SO, 7: F9|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B (CS), 4: SO, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3||2: F8, 5: F9, 7: 1B (CS)|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, W||8||96||30||29||4||0||5||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.822|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1||18||5||4||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.020|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 5 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits an infield single. Uchimura reaches on a throwing error (E2), runners on first and second. Teppei hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Yamasaki clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura grounds out to third. Kusano hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Shima hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Shima gets thrown out trying to steal second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano flies out to right. Itoi hits a double to center. Nioka strikes out swinging. Nakata hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Imanami, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th
Koyano flies out to center. Itoi gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Yang (Yoh). Nioka flies out to second. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Ono strikes out swinging.
The Eagles won their 2nd game in a row and are now 50-62-2 (6th place). ... The Figters' 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 58-56-2 (4th place)
Iwakuma (RAK) stopped a personal 2-game winning streak and evened his record to 8-8 on the year. He also improved to 2-1 in 5 starts against the Fighters this year. This was Iwakuma's 99th career victory. Koyama notched his 10th save of the year. ... Keppel (HAM) lost his second start in a row and is now 12-6. Keppel's also 1-1 in 3 starts against the Eagles.
Teppei (RAK) was taken out of the game in the bottom of the 5th because he wasn't feeling well.