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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (April 15, 2011)

by on Apr.15, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chan-Ho Park (ORI) - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Rakuten 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 6 0

Attendance: 15562 | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:23

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: f7, 8: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 1: SO, 4: S1, 6: G6
PH-C Ito, Hikaru 0-for-1 8: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 4: F7, 6: 1B (SB), 9: F7
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 3-for-4, 2 RBI 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (BrO), 9: 1B
PR Nonaka, Shingo 0-for-0
(DH) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 1-for-4 2: G5, 4: 1B, 7: F4, 9: DP
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3 3: f2, 5: G6, 7: SO
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-2 3: G5, 5: F8
PH-RF Moriyama, Makoto 1-for-1 8: 1B
(RF) Goto, Shunta 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: G1
PH-SS Kaneko, Keisuke 0-for-0 8: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Park, Chan-Ho, L 6 2/3 83 28 24 6 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 3 4.050
Yoshino, Makoto 2/3 13 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Katsuki, Ryota 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 105 32 28 6 1 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: F4, 7: 1B (SB)
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: G6, 3: S5, 5: F8, 7: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2, 1 R 1: F9, 3: HBP, 6: BB, 8: f7
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 3B, 8: SO
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: F7
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: G1, 6: S8
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: F4, 7: SO
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: F9
LF-1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 9 110 32 30 7 0 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.000
9 110 32 30 7 0 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Park on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits a solo homer. Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Teppei flies out to right. Yamasaki hits a single to right. Takasu flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on sac bunt by Obiki. Goto flies out to left. T-Okada hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Kitagawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Lee strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi fouls out to left. Obiki grounds out to short. Goto hits a single to left and steals second. T-Okada hits an RBI single to right and gets thrown out trying to get to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Park on the mound for Orix
Teppei walks. Yamasaki hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Takasu grounds out to the pitcher. Iwamura hits a sac fly to center. Ruiz grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Park on the mound for Orix
Kusano strikes out looking. Matsui hits a single to left. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Teppei gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Yamasaki grounds out ot third.

Bottom of the 4th
Park on the mound for Orix
Takasu hits a single to left. Iwamura grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Runner advances to third on balk. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Shima flies out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Park on the mound for Orix
Shima strikes out swinging. Kusano flies out to right. Matsui hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Yoshino in for Park.
Matsui steals second.
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over in left.
Moriyama, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, gets an infield single. Kaneko, pinch-hitting for Shunta, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Ito, pinch-hitting for Obiki, strikes out swinging.

Notes

Takao Horiuchi sang the national anthem before the game.

Rakuten: Tanaka topped out at 152km/h. ... Matsui's homer in the 1st inning was his first in Japan since 10/4/2003 (vs Lotte, Hiroyuki Kobayashi). ... Senichi Hoshino recorded his first victory at Koshien Stadium since 2003.

3 comments on “Orix Buffaloes 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (April 15, 2011)

    1. Gen Post author

      And Tanaka got the complete game in 110 pitches. Gotta love the 0 walks and 7 strikeouts.

      DYK: Tanaka has dropped his walked totals in each year he has pitched. His BB/9, beginning in 2007: 3.3, 2.8, 2.0, 1.9. The falling K/9 is a little worrisome (9.5, 8.3, 8.1, 6.9), but then over the last couple of seasons, he’s been focusing more on pitching economically, so that could be factor as well.

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