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Chiba Lotte Marines 3 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (September 18, 2010)

by on Sep.18, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00

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

Attendance: 19314 | Rakuten leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 3:54

Potential Starters: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 11-11, 3.39 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 10-8, 2.74

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (BrO), 3: L4, 5: G4, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(CF) Kiyota, Ikuhiro 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: S3, 9: SO
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: HBP, 6: F9, 8: 2B
(1B) Kim, Tae-Kyun 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: BB, 6: HR, 8: SO
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: S1, 6: SO, 8: SO
(DH) Omura, Saburo 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G1, 6: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Omatsu, Shoitsu 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: IBB, 7: F8, 9: 1B
(C) Saito, Toshio 0-for-2 2: DP, 4: SO
PH Okada, Yoshifumi 0-for-1 7: G4
C Matoba, Naoki 0-for-0
PH Fukuura, Kazuya 0-for-1 9: F9
C Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-0
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: G4, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Naruse, Yoshihisa 5 1/3 105 24 20 4 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 3.340
Ito, Yoshihiro 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.696
Furuya, Takuya 1 20 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.799
Yabuta, Yasuhiko, H 1 21 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.773
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, L 2/3 27 6 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.757
8 2/3 181 41 35 10 0 5 2 1 2 1 0 4 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 3: G1, 5: F5, 7: f5, 9: S3
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-5 1: E4, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: G6, 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-3, 1 R 1: F7, 3: BB, 6: SO, 7: G3, 9: HBP
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: S7, 6: 2B, 8: F9, 9: 1B
(3B-1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F8, 3: G4, 6: BB, 8: G6, 9: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: SO, 6: SE, 8: 1B
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 2: f2, 4: F7
PH-LF Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-2 6: G3, 8: 1B
(1B) Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G6
PH-3B Masuda, Shintaro 0-for-2 6: G4, 8: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 3-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 8 104 32 26 7 1 7 2 1 3 0 0 2 2 2.723
Aoyama, Koji, W 1 32 6 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.565
9 136 38 31 9 1 9 3 1 3 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Naruse on the mound for Chiba
Uchimura hits an infield single. Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Watanabe hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Teppei walks, bases loaded. Yamasaki hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Iguchi flies out to right. Kim hits a solo homer. Imae strikes out swinging. Saburo strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Naruse on the mound for Chiba
Teppei strikes out swinging. Yamasaki hits a double to right. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Runner on second advances to third on a wild pitch, runners on first and third. Shima hits a squeeze bunt and reaches on an error (E2), runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ito in for Naruse.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Makida, grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Masuda, pinch-hitting for Miyade, grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Nishioka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kiyota. Iguchi hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kim strikes out swinging. Imae strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Saburo strikes out swinging. Omatsu hits a single to right. Fukuura, pinch-hitting for Matoba, flies out to right. Kakunaka walks, runners on first and second. Nishioka hits an RBI single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw. Kiyota strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Lotte
Defense: Tanaka is the new catcher.
Uchimura hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Watanabe grounds out to short. Teppei gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a walk-off RBI single to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Nishioka hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kiyota. Iguchi hits a single to left, Nishioka gets thrown out trying to score, Iguchi to second. Kim grounds out to short.

Top of the 2nd
Imae strikes out swinging. Saburo hits a single to left. Omatsu hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Saito grounds into a double play.

Bottom of the 2nd
Nakamura flies out to center. Shima hits a double to left. Makida fouls out to the catcher. Miyade strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Iguchi gets hit by a pitch. Kim walks, runners on first and second. Imae hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Saburo grounds out to the pitcher. Omatsu gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Saito strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Uchimura hits an infield single and continues to second on a throwing error (E5). Hijirisawa fouls out to third on a sac bunt attempt. Watanabe grounds out to short, runner on third. Teppei grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 8th
Yamasaki flies out to right. Nakaura grounds out to short. Shima hits a single to center. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Masuda strikes out looking.

Notes

The Eagles stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 58-73-3 (6th place). ... The Marines are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 69-64-2 (3rd place tie).

Aoyama (RAK) got the win in relief and improved to 5-1. ... H. Kobayashi (LOT) took the loss in relief and is now 3-2.

The Marines have now lost 15 straight at Kleenex Stadium (going back to last season).

A number of MLB scouts were in the stands watching Iwakuma's start.

Kaori Mizumori (enka singer) sang the Japanese anthem before the game.

Home runs
LOT: Kim (21)