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Nippon Ham Fighters 11 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (August 25, 2010)

by on Aug.25, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Morioka Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 0 11 14 0
Rakuten 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 9 2

Attendance: 10880 | Rakuten leads series, 10-9-0 | Time: 3:46

Potential Starters: Keisaku Itokazu (HAM) 1-1, 5.75 - Takashi Kawai (RAK) 2-3, 3.86

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-4, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: BB, 4: BB, 6: 1B (CS), 7: G5, 9: G4
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: S5, 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: 1B
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-5 1: F8, 3: F7, 4: G3, 6: G5, 8: 1B
PR-RF Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-0, 1 R
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 3-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G1, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: F7
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: BB, 4: 1B, 7: BB, 8: F8
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: F9, 3: SO, 4: G4, 7: S1, 8: HR
(1B) Nakata, Sho 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: f5, 7: SO
1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-1 8: G6
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: S2, 4: S1, 5: G5, 7: HR, 9: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-5, 1 R 2: G4, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 7: E5, 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Itokazu, Keisaku 4 0/3 64 16 16 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.918
Sakakibara, Ryo, W 2 30 8 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.939
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 1/3 16 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.871
Hayashi, Masanori, H 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.789
Tateyama, Yoshinori 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.756
Carlyle, Buddy 1 10 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.880
9 143 35 33 9 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: F7
PH-CF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 7: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G3, 3: G5, 6: 1B
PH-2B Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-1 7: F8
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G3, 4: HR, 6: 2B, 8: F7
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F5, 4: SO, 6: S9, 8: F9
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: G5, 6: DP, 9: 1B
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F9, 5: HR, 7: F8, 9: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 3: F9, 5: F4, 7: 1B, 9: DP
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 3 2/3 94 23 16 8 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 5 3 4.171
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 2/3 23 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.126
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2.020
Yabu, Keiichi 1 16 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6.750
Hasebe, Kohei 2/3 11 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.429
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 1/3 17 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.104
9 177 46 37 14 2 3 5 0 4 1 0 11 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba flies out to center. Koyano hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nioka flies out to right.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki flies out to third. Ruiz hits a solo homer. Nakamura flies out to left. Kusano flies out to right.

Top of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nakata hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Iiyama hits a single to left and a run scores on a throwing error (E7), Iiyama to third. Tanaka walks, runners on first and third. Morimoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba grounds out to first, runners on second and third.  Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Itoi hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Kawai.
Nioka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Teppei hits a solo homer. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz grounds out to second. Nakamura grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Itokazu on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kusano hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Itokazu.
Shima flies out to second. Watanabe grounds out to first. Hijirisawa flies out to left.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura hits a single to center. Teppei hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Yamasaki hits a sac fly to right, runner on second. Ruiz walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura grounds into a double play.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Itoi walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yabu in for Katayama.
Nioka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third. Nakata strikes out swinging. Ono hits a 2-run homer. Iiyama reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Tanaka grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Makida takes over in center; Takasu takes over at second.
Morimoto hits a single to right. Inaba hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koyano flies out to left. Itoi flies out to center.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Hasebe.
Nioka hits a 3-run homer. Takaguchi grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Nakata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Iiyama grounds out to second, runner on third. Tanaka walks, runners on first and third. Morimoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Shima flies out to right. Watanabe strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits a double to left. Uchimura grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Kusano flies out to center. Shima hits a single to center. Watanabe hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Kikuchi.
Makida, pinch-hitting for Hijirisawa, strikes out swinging. Takasu, pinch-hitting for Uchimura flies out to center.

Notes

The Fighters are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 59-56-2 (4th place). ... The Eagles' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 50-63-2 (6th place).

Sakakibara (HAM) picked up the win in relief and improved to 7-1. ... Kawai (RAK) took the loss and dropped to 2-4 on the year.  He's also 0-2 in 4 games (3 starts and 1 relief appearance) against the Fighters this year.

Home runs
HAM: Ono (3), Nioka (6)
RAK: Ruiz (9), Teppei (8), Kusano (5)