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Rakuten Eagles 4 – Seibu Lions 3 (September 23, 2010)

by on Sep.23, 2010 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1
Seibu 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0

Attendance: 33917 | Seibu leads series, 13-8-1 | Time: 3:42

Potential Starters: Yasunori Kikuchi (RAK) - Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 14-7, 3.54

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS-LF) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-5 1: L1, 3: SO, 4: F4, 7: 1B (CS), 9: G4
(2B) Masuda, Shintaro 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: F4, 9: G6
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: SO, 8: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: SO, 5: F8, 8: 1B
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: IBB, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-SS Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-0
(3B) Nakagawa, Taishi 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: F8, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 2-for-4 2: 1B (SB), 3: F6, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(LF-1B) Hiraishi, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: G5, 9: 1B
(C) Ino, Suguru 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F9, 7: G1, 9: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kikuchi, Yasunori, W 5 105 21 17 2 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 3.600
Yamamura, Hiroki, H 2/3 12 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.614
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 13 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.697
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 2/3 15 5 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.430
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 2/3 19 5 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.413
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, S 1/3 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.694
9 176 41 33 5 1 10 6 2 0 0 0 3 3

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-5 1: SO, 2: F7, 5: G3, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(2B) Abe, Masahiro 0-for-4 1: F4, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: E6
PH Brown, Dee 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: HR, 5: SO, 7: F8, 9: HBP
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: L8, 6: f3, 7: SO, 9: BB
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 3: BB, 6: BB, 8: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Ishii, Yoshihito 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: f5
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-4 2: F6, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F2
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-1 2: HBP, 4: F8
PH Hirao, Hiroshi 1-for-1 6: 1B
C Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0, 1 R 9: BB
(LF) Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: G4, 6: G4
PH Oshima, Hiroyuki 0-for-1 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wakui, Hideaki, L 3 77 16 15 6 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.667
Nishiguchi, Fumiya 3 37 10 10 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.494
Onodera, Chikara 1 15 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.957
Okamoto, Atsushi 1 18 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.240
Kishi, Takayuki 1 13 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.439
9 160 38 36 11 2 10 1 0 1 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Ruiz hits a solo homer. Nakagawa flies out to center. Makida hits a single to center. Hiraishi strikes out swinging. Ino strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Kikuchi on the mound for Rakuten
Fernandez strikes out swinging. Nakamura walks. Y. Ishii hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Takayama flies out to short. Uemoto gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Sato walks in a run, bases loaded. Kuriyama flies out to left.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura strikes out looking. Masuda hits a double to right. Hijirisawa hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa steals second, runners on second and third. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Ruiz gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Nakagawa hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and third. Makida flies out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Kikuchi on the mound for Rakuten
Abe strikes out swinging. Nakajima hits a solo homer. Fernandez lines out to center. Nakamura walks. Y. Ishii strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Hosokawa walks. Oshima, pinch-hitting for Sato, flies out to center. Kuriyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Brown, pinch-hitting for Abe, strikes out swinging. Nakajima gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Koyama.
Fernandez walks in a run, bases loaded. Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 6th
Fernandez fouls out to first. Nakamura walks. Y. Ishii grounds out to second, runner on first. Takayama hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Yamamura.
Hirao, pinch-hitting for Uemoto, hits an infield single, bases loaded. Sato grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Kuriyama grounds out to short. Abe reaches on an error (E6), Abe to second.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Katayama.
Nakajima flies out to center, runner on third. Fernandez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Yamasaki hits a single to left. Ruiz hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Watanabe enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz. Nakagawa strikes out swinging. Runner on second advances to third on a wild pitch, runners on first and third. Makida strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Hiraishi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ino. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on third. Masuda grounds out to short.

Notes

The Eagles won their 2nd straight game in a row and are now 61-75-3 (6th place). ... The Lions dropped their 5th game in a row and are now 76-64-1 (2nd place).

Kikcuhi (RAK) won his first pro start of his career.  Kawagishi (RAK) picked up his 13th save of the year. ... Wakui (SEI) took the loss and is now 14-8.  He also dropped to 1-2 in 5 starts against the Eagles this season.

Fernandez's (SEI) hit streak ended at 9 consecutive at bats.

Nakagawa (RAK) picked up his first career RBIs in the 3rd inning.

Brown (RAK) was thrown out of the game for using abusive language while arguing a safe call in the 6th inning.  With runners on first and second and 2 out, Hirao (SEI) hit a grounder to short and the runner sliding into second was called safe. This is the 4th time this season (12th overall) Brown has been ejected from a game.

Koyama (SEI) hurt his arm while pitching in the 9th and had to be removed from the game.

Home runs
YAK: Yamasaki (27), Ruiz (11)
SEI: Nakajima (20)