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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Saitama Seibu Lions 0 (April 26, 2011)

by on Apr.26, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Ojiyama Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 2-0, 2.08 - Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 1-1, 3.00

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

Attendance: 14991 | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:57

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: G4, 2: SO, 5: F8, 8: G3
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: G1, 8: G6
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: F4, 6: F7, 9: SO
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3 2: SO, 3: G6, 6: G6, 9: BB
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: G5, 4: 1B, 7: F7, 9: DP
1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: G4, 7: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: DP, 7: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: G6, 8: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-2, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: SO, 8: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 9 147 35 32 5 0 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.367
9 147 35 32 5 0 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: BB, 6: L4, 8: SO
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-4 1: F8, 4: DP, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: HBP, 9: E6
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: F8
(1B) Asamura, Hideto 1-for-4 2: L3, 5: 1B, 7: F9, 9: F7
(DH) Fernandez, Jose 3-for-4 2: f3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
PR-DH Saito, Shogo 0-for-0
(LF) Takayama, Hisashi 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G5
PH Abe, Masahiro 0-for-0 9: BB
(C) Sumitani, Ginjiro 0-for-2 3: F6, 5: SO
PH-C Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-2 7: SO, 9: G3
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
PH-RF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-1 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wakui, Hideaki, L 9 130 32 29 5 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 2.250
9 130 32 29 5 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Takasu grounds out to third. Iwamura walks. Ruiz hits a single to right and runners advance to second and third on fielding error (E9). Shima hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Teppei hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Matsui strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 5th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Asamura hits a single to right. Fernandez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Takayama strikes out swinging. Ginjiro strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Akiyama strikes out looking. Kataoka lines out to second. Kuriyama hits a single to left. Nakajima gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nakamura strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Uemoto is the new catcher.
Shima hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Teppei. Matsui grounds out to first. Hijirisawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over at first; Uchimura takes over at second.
Nakajima reaches on a fielding error (E6). Nakamura flies out to center. Asamura flies out to left. Fernandez hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Saito enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fernandez. Abe, pinch-hitting for Takayama, walks, bases loaded. Uemoto grounds out to first.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles are guaranteed at least a 500 record for their return to Sendai. ... Iwakuma recorded his first shutout of the year and the 6th of his career. He also won his third straight start and picked up his 14th career double-digit strikeout game.

Seibu: This was Lions first "home game" of the season.  This was also the first time a regular season NPB was played at Ojiyama Stadium. Because of timing reasons, advance tickets behind home plate were also sold fairly cheap (2,000 yen for reserved seats and 1,000 yen for non reserved seats). ... This was Wakui's 14th complete game loss of his career.