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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 (May 5, 2011)

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

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) - Sho Iwasaki (SOF) 0-0, 3.18

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

Attendance: 35929 | Softbank leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 2:52

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G3, 5: F7, 7: G4
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3, 2 R 1: G6 (SB), 2: G4, 5: G3, 8: HBP (SB)
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G6, 6: G3, 8: S5
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 3-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
PR-1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G5, 6: G5, 8: G5
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-3 1: G2, 4: SO, 7: 2B
PR-DH Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1, 1 R 9: G1
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G3, 7: S1, 9: F6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 5: G4, 7: S8, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro, W 6 96 23 21 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 13 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.143
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 10 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Sanchez, Romulo 1 1/3 10 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 129 33 31 5 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Softbank

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: L6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4 1: E6, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 1: F6, 3: F8, 6: BB, 8: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: SO, 9: G6
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F4, 6: DP, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4 2: G5, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(LF) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: F4, 7: SO
(CF) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2 2: F8, 5: S1, 7: f2

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwasaki, Sho, L 7 97 28 26 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.553
Fujita, Soichi 1/3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 13.500
Oba, Shota 2/3 15 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.286
Lerew, Anthony 1 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 132 36 32 8 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Matsui hits a single to right. Hijirisawa grounds out to short, runner on first. Hijirisawa steals second. Nakamura hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Takasu grounds out to second. Iwamura hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Ruiz grounds out to the catcher.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Ruiz hits a double to left and gets replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura. Shima hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Teppei hits a sac fly to center. Matsui grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujita on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakamura.
Pitching change: Oba in for Fujita.
Hijirisawa steals third. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Hiraishi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Takasu grounds out to third. Iwamura strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a single to center. Honda reaches on a throwing error (E6), runners on first and second. Matsuda flies out to short. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 2nd
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Shima grounds out to second. Teppei hits a double to left. Matsui grounds out to first, runner on third. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits a double. Matsuda flies out to center, runner on third. Cabrera flies out to right.

Bottom of the 5th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Fukuda hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt. Kawasaki hits a grounder to short and Fukuda gets thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Honda flies out to left.

Top of the 6th
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Nakamura grounds out to first. Yamasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a fielding error (E7). Takasu grounds out to third. Iwamura grounds out to second.

Notes

Rakuten: Shiomi recorded a victory in his first Ichi-gun start of his career.  He is the second Rakuten rookie after Ryohei Isaka (vs Seibu on 5/5/2009) to win his first career start.

Softbank: Honda has now hit safely in all 19 regular season games so far this year.  He's now just 1 game away from tying Larry Raines' (Hankyu) 1954 PL record for consecutive games with a hit to start the season.  The NPB record of 24 games was set by Yutaka Wada (HAN) in 2997.