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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (May 3, 2011)

by on May.03, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 3-0, 1.37 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 0-1, 2.25

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 10 0

Attendance: 35340 | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:31

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: F9
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G1, 7: G6, 9: L5
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: G1, 7: 1B (SB), 9: SO
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: F7, 7: G4
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F9, 8: SO
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: F9
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-1 8: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 3: SO, 6: G5, 8: 1B
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-3 3: G4, 6: F8, 8: f5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 7 97 31 25 9 0 4 2 1 3 0 0 3 3 1.890
Sanchez, Romulo 1 19 5 4 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 116 36 29 10 0 7 2 2 3 0 0 3 3

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 3-for-4 1: F8, 2: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 2B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 2: DP, 5: S2, 7: S1
(CF-LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: L1, 5: F8, 7: G5
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-2 1: BB, 3: HBP (BrO), 5: SO, 7: G6
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 4-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: 2B
PR-DH Nakamura, Akira 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F6, 8: SO
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 1: G5, 4: F7, 6: F8
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 8: HBP
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-3 2: S5, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, W 9 122 30 30 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.636
9 122 30 30 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda hits a single to center and steals second. Uchikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Cabrera walks, bases loaded. Kokubo hits a 2-run single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Tamura strikes out swinging. Ortiz grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo hits a double to left. Tamura flies out to short. Ortiz flies out to center, runner on third. Matsuda hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Yamazaki grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuda walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Honda hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 5th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa flies out to center. Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Uchikawa moves from center to left.
Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Takasu hits a single to center. Yamasaki strikes out looking as Takasu steals second. Iwamura grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive change: Yokogawa takes over in left.
Kawasaki hits a double and advances to third on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa grounds out to third. Cabrera grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo hits a double to center. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Tamura strikes out swinging. Kidokoro gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Yamazaki strikes out swinging.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles were shutout for the first time since 9/16/2010 (vs Nippon Ham).

Softbank: Wada recorded his first victory of the season in his fourth start of the year. This was also his first complete game shutout since 4/3/2009 (7th overall). He recorded double-digit strikeouts for the 2nd time this season, 23rd time overall. Wada managed to extended his winning streak over the Eagles to 6 games (going back to 10/11/2009). ... Honda has now hit safely in all 17 regular season games so far.