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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 (May 31, 2011)

by on May.31, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yuya Fukui (HIR) 2-0, 2.73 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 2-1, 3.30

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

Attendance: 13212 | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:35

Hiroshima

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Soyogi, Eishin 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: S3
(2B) Higashide, Akihiro 1-for-4 1: F7, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G5
(CF) Maru, Yoshihiro 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: F8, 6: G3, 8: SO
(3B) Tracy, Chad 0-for-4 2: L3, 4: F8, 6: SO, 9: F6
(1B) Kurihara, Kenta 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: BB, 7: SO, 9: F8
(LF) Iwamoto, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: G1, 4: SO, 7: F8, 9: SO
(RF) Io, Takamitsu 0-for-2 3: G3, 5: G6, 7: BB
(C) Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 3: BB, 5: G5, 7: G6
(DH) Matsuyama, Ryuhei 2-for-3 3: F7, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-DH Nakahigashi, Naoki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fukui, Yuya, L 7 114 28 23 3 1 8 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 2.455
Ueno, Hirofumi 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
8 125 31 26 3 1 8 5 0 0 1 0 1 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: DP
(SS) Abe, Toshihito 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: SO, 5: G4
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 8: G4
(2B-SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 4: 1B (SB), 6: HR, 8: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: F3, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: F8
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: F7, 6: BB
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 3: BB, 4: F8, 6: SO
(1B) Ohiro, Shoji 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: SO, 7: F9
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-2 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, W 7 1/3 110 28 24 3 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.824
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.068
Speier, Ryan, S 1 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.769
9 133 33 29 3 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Matsui hits solo homer to right. Yamasaki grounds out to short. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Kusano walks and is replaced by a pinch-runner Nishimura. Yokogawa strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Yokogawa walks. Ohiro grounds out to third, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a pick-off error (E3). Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second. Abe strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Higashide hits a single to right. Maru flies out to center. Tracy flies out to center. Kurihara walks, runners on first and second. Iwamoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Fukui on the mound for Hiroshima
Matsui hits a single to right. Yamasaki strikes out swinging as Matsui steals second. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Kusano flies out to left. Yokogawa flies out to center.

Top of the 8th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuyama hits a single to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Nakahigashi. Soyogi hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Nagai.
Defensive changes: Uchimura takes over at second; Matsui moves from second to short.
Higashide grounds out to third, runner on third. Maru strikes out swinging.

Notes

Hiroshima: The Carp dropped their 5th game in a row.  They also lost their last 3-games by the score of 1-0, which is a first in franchise history and haven't score a run in 35 consecutive innings. ... Fukui dropped his first decision of his pro career and is now 2-1 this season.  This was also Fukui's first start away from Mazda Stadium.

Rakuten: The Eagles recorded their 4th shutout victory of the season. ... Nagai recorded his first victory since becoming a father.  He's also 5-0 in 10 In-league starts since his last Inter-league loss on 6/5/2009 (vs Yakult).