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Yomiuri Giants 6 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (May 18, 2011)

by on May.18, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Norihito Kaneto (YOM) 1-0, 1.76 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 2-1, 2.08

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yomiuri 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 11 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 13 1

Attendance: 19664 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:41

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-4 1: G4, 2: G4, 5: G1, 8: S1, 10: G6
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G3, 6: G6
PH Takahashi, Shinji 0-for-1 8: SO
3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0, 1 R 10: BB
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B, 10: 1B
(DH) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-5 2: SO, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: G5, 10: 1B
PR-DH Konta, Toshimasa 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: G3, 7: HR, 9: E3
PR-1B Ota, Taishi 1-for-1, 2 RBI 9: (BrO), 10: 1B
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: F8, 9: 2B, 10: F9
(LF) Yano, Kenji 1-for-5 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO, 10: G6
(1B) Tanaka, Daijiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: G6, 7: F9, 9: HBP
C Kato, Ken 0-for-0
(3B) Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 1-for-3 2: f2, 5: SO, 8: 2B
PR-2B Terauchi, Takayuki 0-for-1, 1 R 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneto, Norihito 6 99 26 25 8 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.109
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 18 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.154
Kubo, Yuya 1 24 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.512
Ochi, Daisuke, W 1 16 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.771
Romero, Levi, S 1 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
10 171 44 42 13 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G1, 8: F6
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-5 1: G5, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-5 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: G1, 9: f5
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-5, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO
1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-5 2: DP, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: G3, 10: F8
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: HR, 8: SO, 10: G6
(DH) Nakashima, Toshiya 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G6
PH-DH Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-1, 1 R 8: BB, 10: 1B
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 2: BB, 5: G6, 6: G4, 8: 1B, 10: f5
(C) Nakatani, Jin 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: HR
PH Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-1, 1 RBI 8: 1B
PR-C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi 7 1/3 103 28 27 6 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.628
Mima, Manabu 2/3 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.132
Sanchez, Romulo, L 1 1/3 40 10 8 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4.696
Speier, Ryan 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.724
10 162 43 40 11 2 10 1 1 1 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits a solo homer to right-center. Chono hits a single to right.  Yano hits a single to center, runners on first and third. D. Tanaka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tsuburaya flies out to the catcher. Suzuki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Yamasaki hits a single to right. Matsui strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a 2-run homer. Nakashima grounds out to short. Kusano grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Abe hits a solo homer to right. Chono flies out to center. Yano strikes out swinging. D. Tanaka flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Nakatani hits a solo homer to left. Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher. Uchimura hits an infield single. Teppei grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuburaya hits a double to center and is replaced by a pinch-runner Terauchi. Suzuki hits a sac bunt, runner on third.
Pitching change: Mima in for Nagai.
S. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, strikes out looking. Sakamoto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ramirez grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Furuki takes over at third; Terauchi takes over at second.
Matsui gorunds out to first. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Yokogawa, pinch-hitting for Nakashima, walks. Kusano hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Takasu, pinch-hitting for Nakatani, hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Shima enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Hijirisawa flies out to short.

Top of the 10th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hiraishi takes over at first.
Suzuki grounds out to short. Furuki walks. Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits a single to center, bases loaded. Konta enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Ota hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Speier in for Sanchez.
Chono flies out to right. Yano grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Yamasaki hits a single to center. Matsui hits into a 1-6-3 double play. Nakamura hits a single to left. Nakashima hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kusano walks, bases loaded. Nakatani strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Uchimura grounds out to third, runner on second. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Yamasaki grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
Kaneto on the mound for Yomiuri
Kusano grounds out to short. Nakatani hits a single to center. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Teppei grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Shima is the new catcher.
Abe reaches on a fielding error (E3). Chono hits a double, runners on second and third. Ota enters the game as a pinch-runner for Abe. Yano strikes out swinging. D. Tanaka gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Terauchi flies out to left and Ota gets thrown out at home.

Bottom of the 10th
Romero on the mound for Yomiuri
Matsui flies out to center. Nakamura grounds out to short. Yokogawa hits a single to center and steals second. Kusano fouls out to third.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants won three in a row for the first time this season. ... Ota's single and 2 RBIs in the 10th were the first of his pro career. ... Abe notched his 21st 2-homer game (first since 8/11/2010).  His second homer of the game was also the 250th homer of his career.

Rakuten: Both Nakatani and Nakamura hit homers for the first time since 2009.