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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (April 24, 2011)

by on Apr.24, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:30
Potential Starters: Yuki Saito (HAM) 1-0, 1.80 - Kenji Tomura (RAK) 0-0, 0.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 15 0
Rakuten 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 0

Attendance: 18873 | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:24

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: G4, 5: G4, 8: 1B (SB)
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: S1, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-5 1: 1B (SB), 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: G3
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 2: F9, 5: HR, 6: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-5 1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G5, 9: 1B
PR-DH Nakashima, Takuya 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: F4, 9: F9
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F9, 3: F6, 5: 1B (SB), 7: SO
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki, W 6 90 25 24 8 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3.273
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1 14 4 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 20 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 134 36 33 8 2 6 2 1 0 1 0 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-2 1: G3, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: HBP
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G1, 5: F8, 7: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: G3, 5: G1, 8: G4
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (CS), 8: BB
PR-1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: G1, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F9
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G3, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: G5, 6: 1B (BrO), 9: F4
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2 2: F9, 5: F8
PH-LF Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-1 7: F9, 9: (SB)
PH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 9: G6
(C) Ino, Suguru 1-for-3 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: SO
PH Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 9: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tomura, Kenji 2 42 13 12 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.250
Satake, Kenta, H 1/3 10 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L 2 2/3 60 13 12 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.353
Koyama, Shinichiro 2 2/3 53 10 10 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.529
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 1/3 22 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.684
9 187 43 41 15 1 11 1 0 1 0 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 5 hits
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Nakata flies out to right. Ono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Iiyama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits a single to right, bases loaded. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to center, bases remain loaded. Itoi strikes out swinging. Koyano flies out to right (nice diving catch by Teppei).

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki hits a solo homer to left. Takasu grounds out to the pitcher. Iwamura grounds out to first. Ruiz hits a solo homer to left. Kusano flies out to right.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a solo homer. Inaba flies out to center. Hoffpauir grounds out to second. Nakata hits a single to left and steals second. Ono hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Iiyama hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Tanaka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki hits an infield single. Takasu strikes out swinging and Yamasaki gets thrown out trying to steal second. Iwamura hits a double to center. Ruiz hits an RBI single to center and Ruiz gets thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nakashima takes over in left.
Ono strikes out swinging. Iiyama strikes out looking. Tanaka hits a single to center and steals second. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Koyama.
Itoi grounds out to first.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Koyano strikes out swinging. Inaba flies out to center.

Top of the 3rd
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba hits a single to right. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Satake.
Nakata flies out to short. Ono walks, runners on first and second. Iiyama flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Teppei grounds out to first. Yamasaki hits a single to left. Takasu hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Iwamura strikes out swinging. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Ruiz grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kusano flies out to center. Ino hits a single to right. Matsui walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa flies out to center, runners on second and third. Teppei grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over at first.
Koyano strikes out swinging. Inaba hits a single to left and gets replaced by pinch-runner T. Nakashima. Hoffpauir flies out to right. T. Nakashima steals second. Murata strikes out swinging.

Notes

Yoshito Okubo (J1 soccer) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their third consecutive series. ... Saito is the first Fighter rookie to win his first two starts since Kazuhito Tadano in 2008. ... Nakata stole his first career base in the 5th.

Rakuten: Yamasaki extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

2 comments on “Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (April 24, 2011)

  1. Kyle

    I guess Kelvin Jimenez is no longer with the team. I didn’t even see any Ni-gun stats for him.

    1. Gen Post author

      I’m not sure if he returned to Japan yet. The last thing mentioned in the news about Jimenez was that he was allowed to return to the Dominican Republic.

      I’ve also read rumors that he might be injured.

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