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Rakuten Eagles 5 – Nippon Ham Fighters 7 (September 15, 2010)

by on Sep.15, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 14 0
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 X 7 13 1

Attendance: 22740 | Rakuten leads series, 11-10-0 | Time: 3:35

Potential Starters: Shingo Matsuzaki (RAK) 1-0, 4.02 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 3-3, 3.17

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: G4, 5: SO, 7: F4, 9: 1B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-3, 1 R 1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B
PH-1B Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-2 7: F8, 9: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2 1: G4, 4: F7
RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-3, 1 RBI 6: G6, 8: f3, 9: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 3-for-5, 1 RBI 2: F3, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 2B, 9: 1B
PR-DH Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B, 9: F6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 2: G6, 5: F9, 6: SO, 8: DP
(1B-2B) Masuda, Shintaro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: BB
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 1 R 3: G5, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: G4, 5: 1B
PH-LF Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-2 7: 1B, 9: f9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Matsuzaki, Shingo, L 4 1/3 78 23 22 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 4.950
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 1/3 26 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.522
Satake, Kenta 1 1/3 16 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.655
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 12 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 5.786
8 132 39 36 13 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 7 7

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-3, 2 R 1: G6, 3: BB, 4: SO, 6: 1B (SB), 8: IBB
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-5, 3 RBI 1: F8, 3: F8, 5: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 3B
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: f5, 5: 2B, 6: G5
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 8: F9
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B (SB), 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(DH) Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 4: 1B, 5: F4, 7: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: F4, 5: SO
LF Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-1 8: G6
(C) Ono, Shota 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: f5, 8: 1B
(SS-1B) Takaguchi, Takayuki 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: f2, 8: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, W 6 95 24 24 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.982
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 24 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1/3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.951
Tateyama, Yoshinori, H 1 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.993
Takeda, Hisashi 1 34 8 7 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.908
9 170 41 40 14 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi hits a single to right. Ugumori flies out to center. Itoi steals second. Nakata grounds out to third. Ono hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Takaguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Makida takes over in right.
Ugumori hits a single to left. Nakata flies out to second. Ono hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Takaguchi grounds out to short. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kusano hits a single to left. Shima files out to right. Masuda hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Watanabe grounds out to second, runners on first and third. M. Nakamura hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Inaba hits a double to center. Koyano hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Itoi hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Matsuzaki.
Ugumori flies out to second. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Morimoto takes over in left.
Uchimura hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E4). Makida grounds out to short. Yamasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kusano drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Shima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Ono fouls out to third. Takaguchi fouls out to the catcher. Tanaka hits a single to center and steals second. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to left, runner advances to second on throw.
Pitching change: Satake in for Yamamura.
Inaba grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Morimoto grounds out to short. Ono hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takaguchi. Tanaka gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) clears the bases with a 2-run triple to left, runner on third. Iiyama flies out to right.

Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 4 hits
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Masuda walks. Watanabe hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Miyade fouls out to right, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a single to right, bases loaded. Makida drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Kusano flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka walks. Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Inaba fouls out to third. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to third.

Top of the 7th
Masuda strikes out looking. Watanabe hits a single to right. Miyade, pinch-hitting for M. Nakamura, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa flies out to second. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Uchimura.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Miyanishi.
Runners advance to second and third on a passed ball. Nakamura flies out to center.

Top of the 8th
Makida fouls out to first. Yamasaki hits a double to right. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Shima grounds into a double play.

Notes

The Fighters stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 67-64-3 (4th place). .. The Eagles' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 57-72-3 (6th place)

Wolfe (HAM) got the win and is now 3-0 in 3 starts this season (in addition to being 1-3 in 37 relief appearances). ... Matsuzaki (RAK) started his second game of the year and suffered his first loss of the year.  Including his 6 relief appearances this season, Matsuzaki is now 1-1 on the year.

A fan reached over the fence in the 5th inning and caught Koyano's (HAM) drive to left.  The umps called it a double since the ball was caught in front of the fence.

The Fighters' run in the bottom of the 2nd was their first since the 6th inning of Saturday's game against the Softbank Hawks, a span of 22 innings.

Teppei (RAK) fouled a ball of his right ankle in the top of the 4th inning and was taken out of the game on defense in the bottom of the inning.

Home runs
None.