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Rakuten Eagles 3 – Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (September 22, 2010)

by on Sep.22, 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 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0

Attendance: 27940 | Rakuten leads series, 12-11-0 | Time: 3:02

Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 2-6, 4.75 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 13-6, 2.41

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 3rd, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G5
(2B) Masuda, Shintaro 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: F7, 8: G6
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: G6, 6: HR, 8: F9
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: F7, 6: G4, 8: F6
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 1B
PR-LF Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(3B) Nakagawa, Taishi 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: 1B (CS), 9: DP
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 3: 2B, 5: HR, 7: SO, 9: f2
(LF-1B) Hiraishi, Yosuke 2-for-3 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Ino, Suguru 1-for-2 3: DP, 5: S1, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, W 5 2/3 101 23 22 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.451
Yamamura, Hiroki, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.672
Aoyama, Koji, H 2 34 8 8 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.479
Koyama, Shinichiro, S 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.288
9 151 35 34 7 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: E5 (SB), 5: G4, 7: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: SO
PH-LF Tsuboi, Tomochika 0-for-1 7: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: G1, 6: 1B, 8: F8
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F8, 4: 2B, 6: G5, 8: F8
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: DP, 4: fc5, 6: G5, 9: G6
(DH) Nakata, Sho 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: DP, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-3 3: F8, 5: G6, 7: G6
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 9: F8
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 2-for-3 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, L 5 2/3 74 24 23 8 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.495
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 1/3 28 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.736
Kikuchi, Kazumasa 1 1/3 10 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.446
9 124 34 33 10 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida hits a double to center. Hiraishi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ino grounds into a double play while a run scores. Watanabe hits a single to center, runner on first. Masuda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba grounds out to the pitcher. Koyano hits a double to left. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) hits into a fielder's choice and a run scores, runners on first and second. Nakata hits into a double play.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida hits a solo homer. Hiraishi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ino. Watanabe flies out to center. Masuda flies out to left.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a solo homer. Yamasaki grounds out to second. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakagawa hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for M. Takeda.
Nakagawa gets thrown out trying to steal second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Ono flies out to center. Iiyama strikes out looking. Tanaka reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Tanaka steals second. Morimoto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Ono grounds out to short. Iiyama hits a single to left. Tanaka grounds out to second, runner on second. Morimoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano grounds out to third, runner on second. Itoi grounds out to second, runner on third.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Kawai.
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Nakata strikes out looking. Ono grounds out to short. Iiyama hits a single to center. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tsuboi, pinch-hitting for Morimoto, strikes out swinging.

Notes

The Eagles stopped a 2-game slide and are now 60-75-3 (6th place). ... The Fighters 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 71-66-3 (4th place).

Kawai (RAK) stopped a 3-game losing streak and is now 3-6.  He also picked up his first victory against the Fighters this year and is now 1-3 in 5 starts against them. Koyama (RAK) saved his 11th game of the year. ... M. Takeda (HAM) took the loss and is now 13-7.  Coming into tonight's game, M. Takeda was 8-0 in 9 starts since his last loss on 7/2 (vs Rakuten).  M. Takeda is now also 3-3 in 7 starts against the Eagles this year.

Nakagawa (RAK) recorded a hit in his first Ichi-gun game of his career.

Home runs
RAK: Makida (4), Hijirisawa (6)