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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (June 18, 2011)

by on Jun.18, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 0-3, 3.79 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 3-4, 2.73

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

Attendance: 46990 | Rakuten leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:15

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: F6, 4: F9
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 1: SO, 2: G1, 5: 1B
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: HR, 3: BB, 5: G4 (SB)
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: F9, 5: SO
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: E5, 3: G6, 5: G1
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: F4
P Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 0-for-0
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-3 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F7
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: SO
(P) Kawai, Takashi 0-for-1 2: SO, 4: S1
P Koyama, Shinichiro 0-for-0
P Arime, Kanehisa 0-for-0
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi 3 1/3 64 16 15 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.627
Koyama, Shinichiro, W 1 1/3 27 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.014
Arime, Kanehisa, S 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
5 96 23 21 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-2, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 3B, 5: BB
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: L1, 3: 1B, 5: F7
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-3 1: G4, 3: F7, 5: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 0-for-3 2: F8, 3: F4, 5: G1
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-3 2: 2B, 4: F9, 5: F4
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-1 2: BB, 4: 1B
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-2 2: F9, 4: 1B
(LF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-2 2: G6, 4: SO
(P) Nomi, Atsushi 0-for-2 3: G3, 4: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nomi, Atsushi, L 6 101 26 24 6 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.748
6 101 26 24 6 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Teppei hits a single to center. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Matsui hits a 2-run homer. Garica strikes out swinging. Kusano reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Takasu hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Yokogawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nomi grounds out to first. Murton hits a triple to right. Hirano hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Toritani flies out to left. Arai flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Arai flies out to center. Brazell hits a double to left. Sekimoto walks, runners on first and second. Fujii flies out to right. Shunsuke grounds out to short.

Top of the 4th
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Yokogawa hits a single to right. Shima grounds out to short, runner on first. Kawai hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Teppei flies out to right.

Bottom of the 4th
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Brazell flies out to right. Sekimoto hits a single to left. A. Fujii hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Kawai.
Shunsuke strikes out swinging. Nomi strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Matsui grounds out to second, runner on first. Garcia strikes out swinging. Matsui steals second. Kusano grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 5th
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Murton walks. Hirano flies out to left. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Arime in for Koyama.
Brazell flies out to second.

Notes

The was a 56-minute rain delay (beginning at 7:04pm, right after Murton hit his triple in the 3rd). The game was called at 9:12pm due to rain (the umps waited about 17 minutes before making their decision).

Rakuten: Matsui recorded his 4th homer of the year, first while batting from the right side.

Hanshin: The Tigers recorded a season high 46990 in attendance. ... Nomi dropped his third consecutive start at Koshien Stadium.  This was also his second complete game loss of his career (second of the season).