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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (April 22, 2011)

by on Apr.22, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:30
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 0-0, 5.40 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 1-0, 2.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 2
Rakuten 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 0

Attendance: 5633 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:28

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: L6, 7: G6, 9: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-5 1: G4, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B (SB), 9: G6
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: SO
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G3, 4: HR, 6: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4 2: F6, 4: F9, 6: SO, 9: 1B
PR-LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: F4
PH Imanari, Ryota 0-for-1 9: G6
PR Nakashima, Takuya 0-for-0, 1 R
C Nakajima, Satoshi 0-for-0
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-1 9: 1B
PR-SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0, 1 R

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 8 137 36 32 9 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 3 1 2.769
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 152 40 36 10 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 3 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G3, 9: F7
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-5, 1 R 1: F7, 4: E6, 5: E4 (SB), 7: G3, 9: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-3 1: G3, 4: S3, 5: G3, 7: 1B
PR-LF Hiraishi, Yosuke 1-for-1 9: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-5, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: G4
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB (BrO), 5: F1, 8: 1B
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 2-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-2 3: F7, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: S1
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 3: G4, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: G5
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R 3: F9, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro 7 1/3 123 30 29 7 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.204
Speier, Ryan, L 1 1/3 43 8 8 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.600
Katayama, Hiroshi 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.714
9 171 39 38 11 2 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a solo homer. Inaba strikes out swinging. Hoffpauir hits a solo homer to right. Nakata flies out to right. Ono flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits an infield single. Hijirisawa reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Yamasaki clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Takasu walks, runners on first and second. Iwamura hits a single to right and Takasu gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. Teppei walks, bases loaded. Shima grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kusano hits a single to center. Matsui hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa reaches on an error (E4) and a run scores, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa steals second, runners on second and third. Nakamura grounds out to first. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Takasu flies out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Speier on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Nakata hits a single to left and gets replaced by pinch-runner Murata. Imanari, pinch-hitting for Ono, grounds out to short, runner on first. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Kaneko, hits an infield single, runners on first and second. T. Nakashima enters the game as a pinch-runner for Imanari; Iiyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Speier.
Itoi grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka hits a single to center. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi grounds out to second, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to left.

Top of the 6th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi hits a single to left. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to left. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over in left.
Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Speier in for Tanaka.
Koyano strikes out swinging. Itoi steals second. Inaba strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu hits a single to right. Iwamura hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Teppei hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Shima grounds out to third. Kusano grounds out to second.

Notes

Kobe mayor Tatsuo Yada threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Rakuten: Tanaka gave up 2 homers in one inning for the first time since 8/14/2009 (vs Lotte).