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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Rakuten Eagles 1 (September 10, 2010)

by on Sep.10, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 13925 | Orix leads series, 15-7-0 | Time: 3:19

Potential Starters: Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 2-2, 4.34 - Takashi Kawai (RAK) 2-4, 4.30

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-2 1: BB, 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G4 (SB), 8: S5
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 2: G3, 4: G3, 6: 1B
PH-LF Taguchi, So 0-for-1 8: F9
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G4, 4: F8, 6: DP, 8: F8
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-5 1: G5, 3: SO, 4: F7, 7: f3, 9: G6
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: F4
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: G1, 7: HR, 9: G5
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: 2B
(C) Maeda, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: BB, 3: F7, 5: G6, 7: F8
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-0
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-2, 1 R 2: S1, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakayama, Shinya, W 7 1/3 100 29 25 5 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.716
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 2/3 23 6 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.466
9 123 35 31 6 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: DP, 5: F7, 8: 1B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: BB, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-1 1: G4, 4: HBP (SB)
LF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 6: DP
PH-1B Nakamura, Norihiro 0-for-1 8: F9
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F6, 4: F9, 6: F9, 8: 1B
(1B-LF) Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-4 2: F5, 4: SO, 7: F7, 8: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: F9, 7: L3, 9: SO
(LF-RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: G4, 7: 1B
PH Masuda, Shintaro 0-for-1 9: G4
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-3 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: L6, 9: G5
(C) Nakatani, Jin 1-for-2, 1 R 3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 4 90 22 17 6 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 4 4 4.680
Kitani, Hisashi 3 56 13 11 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.696
Satake, Kenta 1 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.000
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.518
9 171 42 34 10 1 3 6 0 2 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi walks. Moriyama grounds out to second, runner on first. Goto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Cabrera grounds out to third, runners on second and third. Kitagawa walks, bases loaded. Baldiris hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and third. Caraballo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kitagawa hits a double to left. Baldiris flies out to short. Caraballo hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. D. Maeda flies out to left.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki hits a single to left. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Moriyama drives in a run with a ground out to first, runner on second. Goto flies out to center. Cabrera flies out to left.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kitani on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera fouls out to first. Kitagawa strikes out looking. Baldiris hits a solo homer. Caraballo hits a double to right. D. Maeda flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Defense: Taguchi takes over in left.
Nakatani walks. Hijirisawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-hitter for M. Nakamura.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Nakayama.
Nakamura flies out to right. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Defense: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Miyade strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
D. Maeda walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Moriyama grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Goto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 4th
Uchimura grounds out to second. Teppei gets hit by a pitch. Teppei steals second and advances to third on a bad throw (E2). Yamasaki flies out to right. Miyade strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Kusano flies out to right. Makida grounds out to second. Watanabe hits a single to center. Nakatani hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa flies out to left.

Top of the 6th
Obiki walks. Sakaguchi grounds out to second, runner on first. Sakaguchi steals second. Moriyama hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Goto grounds into a double play.

Top of the 8th
Obiki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakaguchi. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, flies out to right, runner on third. Goto flies out to center.

Notes

The Buffaloes won their 3rd game in a row and are now 65-61-4 (4th place). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 54-71-3 (6th place).

Nakayama (ORI) won his third straight start and is now 3-2.  Nakayama has now made 5 starts this season (and three relief appearances). ... Kawai (RAK) took the loss and dropped to 2-5.  He is now 0-2 in 3 starts since his last victory on 8/18 (vs Orix).  Kawai is now also 1-3 in 4 starts against the Buffaloes this year.

Nakayama (ORI) had a no-hitter going through 4.2 innings.

Teppei (RAK) was hit by a pitch in the right elbow in the 4th inning and was the hit by thrown ball (by the catcher) while sliding into second (same area) and was taken out of the game heading into the top of the 5th.

Home runs
ORI: Baldiris (12)