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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (May 26, 2011)

by on May.26, 2011 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 3-1, 1.55 - Kentaro Takasaki (YOK) 1-4, 2.35

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

Attendance: 16797 | Yokohama leads series, 1-0-1 | Time: 2:46

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: HBP (SB), 7: G1, 9: G3
(RF) Hiraishi, Yosuke 1-for-3 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F4
PH-RF Ohiro, Shoji 0-for-1 7: SO
PH Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-1 9: F7
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: BB, 7: BB
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: L5, 5: SO, 7: G4
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: F5, 6: 2B, 8: F7
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: S1, 8: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: IBB, 6: f3, 8: G6
(C) Nakatani, Jin 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
PH-C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 6: BB, 9: SO
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro 0-for-3 3: F9, 5: SO, 6: F4
P Sanchez, Romulo 0-for-0
PH Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 9: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, L 7 81 26 25 7 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1.669
Sanchez, Romulo 1 18 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.355
8 99 29 28 7 1 11 0 0 1 0 0 2 2

Yokohama

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Ishikawa, Takehiro 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Morimoto, Hichori 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: f2, 8: SO
(RF) Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: f2
(3B) Murata, Shuichi 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: HR
(LF) Sledge, Terrmel 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4
(1B) Harper, Brett 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: DP, 7: SO
1B Inada, Naoto 0-for-0
(2B) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 7: f4
(C) Hosoyamada, Takeshi 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
(P) Kaga, Shigeru 0-for-0 3: S1
PH Yamazaki, Noriharu 0-for-1 5: SO
P Shinohara, Takayuki 0-for-0
P Ejiri, Shintaro 0-for-0
PH Yoshimura, Yuki 0-for-1 8: SO
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaga, Shigeru 5 97 22 19 4 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.805
Shinohara, Takayuki, W 1 2/3 26 8 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.692
Ejiri, Shintaro, H 1 1/3 18 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.543
Yamaguchi, Shun, S 1 14 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.574
9 155 38 32 6 1 10 4 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Shima is the new catcher.
Ishikawa hits a single to left. Morimoto fouls out on a sac bunt. Kinjo fouls out to the catcher. Murata hits a 2-run homer. Sledge grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Shima strikes out swinging. Yokogawa, pinch-hitting for Sanchez, hits a solo homer to right-center. Hijirisawa grounds out to first. Teppei, pinch-hitting for Ohiro, flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Takasu strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a single to left. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakatani strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Hosoyamada hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kaga. Ishikawa hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Morimoto strikes out looking. Kinjo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Yamasaki lines out to third. Takasu flies out to third. Nakamura hits a double to left. Kusano get an intentional, runners on first and second. Nakatani strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Tanaka strikes out looking. Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch and steals second. Hiraishi flies out to second. Matsui walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Shinohara on the mound for Yokohama
Takasu hits a double to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakamura. Kusano fouls out to first. Shima, pinch-hitting for Nakatani, walks, runners on first and third. Tanaka flies out to second.

Notes

Rakuten: Tanaka started the game on 5-days of rest.  This was just the second time in his career that he started a game on 5 days of rest (8/27/2009 vs Seibu).

Yokohama: This was Kaga's first start of the season. ... Murata now has 42 career Inter-league homers (tops in the NPB). ... Yamaguchi gave up his first earned run of the year in his 15th appearance.