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Yomiuri Giants 4 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (May 17, 2011)

by on May.17, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 1-3, 4.78 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 3-2, 1.93

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

Attendance: 19583 | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:19

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO, 8: G1
1B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 1-for-3, 1 R 1: F7, 4: 1B, 7: BB, 8: G6
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: F9, 4: DP, 7: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G6, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-3 2: G3, 5: F8, 7: BB, 9: 1B
PR Ota, Taishi 0-for-0, 1 R
C Kato, Ken 0-for-0
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: IBB
(LF) Yano, Kenji 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 2B (CS), 6: SO, 7: f3, 9: 1B (BrO)
(1B) Tanaka, Daijiro 0-for-1 3: S1, 6: F9, 8: HBP
PR-CF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0 9: BB
(3B) Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: S1, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu 6 117 27 21 6 0 3 4 0 2 1 0 3 3 2.678
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Ochi, Daisuke, W 1 15 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.844
Romero, Levi, S 1 14 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.769
9 158 38 32 8 0 6 4 0 2 1 0 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5 1: 2B, 2: G4, 4: G1, 7: G4, 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 3: 1B, 4: BB (CS), 7: G4, 9: F7
(SS-2B-SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: L5, 5: F8, 8: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-1 2: 1B (SB), 3: BB
PR-SS Masuda, Shintaro 1-for-2, 1 R 5: E6, 8: 1B
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0 8: (SB)
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: S1, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: BB, 3: f3, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 2: SO, 3: F7, 6: DP
1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-1 9: F9
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: G6, 6: G4, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 5 39 15 14 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.723
Speier, Ryan, H 1 7 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.000
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 0/3 38 8 5 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 3.913
Mima, Manabu, H 1 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.250
Sanchez, Romulo, L 1 29 7 5 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 2.842
9 126 36 29 7 0 8 4 1 2 1 0 4 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Rakuten
Teppei hits a single to right. Matsui hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yamasaki lines out to third. Takasu walks, bases loaded. Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, bases loaded. Masuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Runners advance 2 bases on wild pitch, 2 runs score, runner on third. Kusano fouls out to first. Yokogawa flies out to left.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over at first.
Konta strikes out swinging. Fujimura walks. Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Runners advance a base on a passed ball, one runner scores, runner on second. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Chono hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Yano fouls out to first.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Matsui moves from second to short; Uchimura takes over at second.
Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits a single to center and is replaced by a pinch-runner Ota. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Chono gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Suzuki walks, bases loaded. Tsuburaya hits an RBI single to right and Yano gets thrown out running the bases.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Hijirisawa hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Teppei. Matsui grounds out to second. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Takasu hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakamura. Kusano walks, runners on first and second. Takasu steals third, runners on first and third. Yokogawa strikes out swinging. Shima walks, bases loaded. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Yano hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by D. Tanaka. Yano gets caught trying to steal home. Tsuburaya strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
D. Tanaka gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by a pinch-runner Suzuki.
Pitching change: Mima in for Aoyama.
Tsuburaya hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Konta grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Fujimura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at first; Suzuki takes over in center.
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Masuda hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Uchimura steals second. Kusano flies out to left.

Notes

Injury: Takasu left the game in the 3rd with discomfort in his left hamstring.

Yomiuri: Tsuburaya's timely hit in the 9th was the first of his career. ... Sawamura topped out at 155km/h.

Rakuten: Iwakuma's workload was limited because his right shoulder isn't 100%.