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Seibu Lions 14 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (September 3, 2010)

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

Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 5 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 12 0
Rakuten 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 14 2

Attendance: 16116 | Seibu leads series, 12-6-1 | Time: 3:28

Potential Starters: Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) 2-3, 4.47 - Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 3-4, 6.43

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 0-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 2: F9, 3: G5, 5: G6, 6: SO
2B Hara, Takuya 0-for-1 9: SO
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 2-for-4, 2 R 1: BB, 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: G5
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: 1B, 3: G6, 6: G5, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: L4, 4: G5, 6: 1B
1B Oshima, Hiroyuki 0-for-1 7: SO
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 2-for-3, 3 R, 4 RBI 1: HR, 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: BB, 7: 1B
(LF) Sato, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: G4
LF Hoshi, Hidekazu 0-for-1 7: G4
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 2: E5, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 2: F4, 5: 1B, 6: HR, 8: F9
(3B) Abe, Masahiro 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G1, 5: G5, 6: 1B, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hirano, Masamitsu, W 6 103 28 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.471
Okamoto, Atsushi 2 25 7 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.306
Graman, Alex 1 15 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
9 143 41 39 14 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 2: F8, 4: DP, 6: G6, 9: 2B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: 2B, 7: F9, 9: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: F4, 3: F4, 5: S9, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
1B Nakatani, Jin 0-for-1 9: F8
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F9
3B-SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: G5
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: 2B, 3: G3, 6: G4
LF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 8: G4
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS-3B) Masuda, Shintaro 0-for-4 2: f9, 4: F7, 6: f2, 9: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasebe, Kohei, L 1 2/3 65 14 9 4 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 9 8 7.832
Matsuzaki, Shingo 3 2/3 74 18 16 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 4.091
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 20 5 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.405
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2 24 8 7 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.727
Satake, Kenta 1 10 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.786
9 193 48 40 12 2 11 8 0 0 0 0 14 12

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 5 runs, 1 hit
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Kataoka walks. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima walks to load the bases. Fernandez walks in a run, bases loaded. Nakamura hits a grand slam. Sato strikes out. Takayama strikes out looking. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Abe hits a single to right. Kataoka flies out to right. Kuriyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakajima hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Fernanadez lines out to second. Nakamura walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Matsuzaki in for Hasebe.
Saoto hits a 2-run single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Takayama reaches on a fielding error (E5) and two run scores, runner on first. Hosokawa flies out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Nakamura hits a single to center. Kusano hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Shima drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second. Masuda fouls out to right. Hijirisawa flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura hits single to center. Teppei grounds out to first, runner on first. Yamasaki flies out to second. Ruiz hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Nakamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kusano grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura hits an infield single. Teppei hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Yamasaki hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura flies out to right.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima grounds out to third. Fernandez hits a single to left. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Matsuzaki.
Sato grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Takayama hits a 2-run single to left and advances all the way to third on an error (E2). Hosokawa hits a 2-run homer. Abe hits a single to center. Kataoka strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Graman on the mound for Seibu
Masuda grounds out to short. Hijirisawa hits a double to center. Uchimura grounds out to short. Teppei hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Nakatani flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa flies out to left. Uchimura hits a single to left. Teppei hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yamasaki flies out to second. Ruiz flies out to right.

Top of 5th
Hosokawa hits a single to left. Abe grounds out to third, runner on second. Kataoka grounds out to second. Kuriyama grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Kuriyama walks. Nakajima strikes out looking. Oshima strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hoshi grounds out to second.

Notes

The Lions won their 3rd game in a row and are now 69-56-1 (1st place). ... The Eagles lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 52-67-3 (6th place).

Hirano (SEI) got the win and evened his record to 3-3 on the year.  He's also now 2-1 in three starts against the Eagles. ... Hasebe (RAK) took the loss and is now 0-4 in 6 games (5 starts and 1 relief appearance) since his last victory on 7/17 (vs Nippon Ham).  Hasebe dropped to 3-4 on the year and is 0-2 in 2 starts against the Lions this year.

Home runs
SEI: Nakamura (15), Hosokawa (8)