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Chiba Lotte Marines 12 – Rakuten Eagles 2 (September 21, 2010)

by on Sep.21, 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 1 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 12 17 2
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9 3

Attendance: 12932 | Rakuten leads series, 13-10-0 | Time: 3:10

Potential Starters: Bill Murphy (LOT) 11-6, 3.97 - Shingo Matsuzaki (RAK) 1-1, 4.95

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 3-for-6, 3 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: 2B (SB), 3: F7 (SB), 5: 1B, 6: G4, 9: SO
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 2-for-6, 3 RBI 1: F8, 3: SO, 4: G5, 5: 2B, 7: F3, 9: 1B
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: HR, 4: 2B, 5: F9, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(1B) Kim, Tae-Kyun 2-for-5, 2 R 1: E8, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: G6
1B Heiuchi, Hisao 0-for-0
(DH) Omura, Saburo 1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: F9, 3: BB, 4: HR, 5: F4
PH-DH Aono, Takeshi 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF) Kiyota, Ikuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 3: 2B, 4: G5, 6: G4
CF Okada, Yoshifumi 0-for-1 8: G6
(LF) Omatsu, Shoitsu 2-for-5, 2 RBI 2: F6, 3: 1B, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(RF) Minami, Ryusuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: E3, 3: SO, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 9: G6
(C) Saito, Toshio 2-for-5, 1 R 2: G5, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 6: SO, 9: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Murphy, Bill, W 8 132 33 31 7 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.746
Ono, Shingo 1 27 6 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.042
9 159 39 36 9 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 2 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 1: f5, 3: 1B, 5: F8
CF Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-2 7: G5, 9: G6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 3-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G3, 9: 1B
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3 1: F8, 3: G6, 6: 1B
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-2, 1 R 8: G1, 9: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3 1: G6, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: E1
PR-1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 1-for-1 8: 2B
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: G5
(LF) Miyade, Ryuji 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F7, 6: SO, 9: G6
(3B-2B) Masuda, Shintaro 2-for-2, 1 R 3: 1B (BrO), 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: BB
(C) Nakatani, Jin 0-for-3 3: L4, 5: F4, 7: SO
PH Nakamura, Masato 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Matsuzaki, Shingo, L 4 84 25 24 10 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 8 7.125
Kitani, Hisashi 3 56 15 13 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.951
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2 30 9 9 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.733
9 170 49 46 17 2 7 3 0 0 0 0 12 11

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Nishioka hits a single to right. Imae flies out to center. Iguchi strikes out swinging as Nishioka steals second. Kim reaches on a throwing error (E8) and a run scores, Kim to second. Saburo flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd - 5 runs, 6 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Nishioka hits a double to left. Imae stikes out swinging as Nishioka steals second. Iguchi hits a 2-run homer. Kim hits a single to center. Saburo walks, runners on first and second. Kiyota hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Omatsu clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Minami strikes out swinging. Saito hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nishioka flies out to left.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Imae grounds out to the third. Iguchi hits a double to right. Kim hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Saburo hits a 3-run homer. Kiyota grounds out to third. Omatsu grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th - 2 run, 2 hits
Kitani on the mound for Rakuten
Minami walks. Saito flies out to left. Nishioka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Imae clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Iguchi flies out to right, runner on third. Kim walks, runners on first and third. Saburo flies out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Defense: Okada takes over in right.
Takasu hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Nishimura. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and third. Hiraishi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz. Makida drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Miyade strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Minami grounds out to short. Saito hits a double to left. Nishioka strikes out looking. Imae hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Iguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kim grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ono on the mound for Lotte
Defense: Heiuchi takes over at first.
Miyade grounds out to short. Masuda walks. M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Nakatani, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uchimura grounds out to short, runner on first and third. Watanabe hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Nishimura grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Masuda hits a single to left. Nakatani lines out to second and Masuda is doubled off first. Hijirisawa hits an infield single. Watanabe hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Takasu grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th
Kiyota grounds out to second. Omatsu hits a single to right. Minami hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Saito strikes out swinging. Nishioka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th
Nishimura grounds out to the pitcher. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Hiraishi hits a double to right. Makida grounds out to third.

Notes

The series ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Marines won their 2nd game in a row and are now 71-65-2 (3rd place tie). ... The Eagles lost their second game in a row and are now 59-75-3 (6th place).

Murphy (LOT) stopped a 2-game losing streak (over three starts since his last victory on 8/24 vs Seibu) and improved to 12-6.  He also evened his record to 2-2 in 4 starts against the Eagles. ... Matsuzaki (RAK) started his third straight game and suffered his second consecutive loss.  He is now 1-2 on the year over 9 games (3 starts).

Home runs
LOT: Iguchi (15), Saburo (18)