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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (June 28, 2011)

by on Jun.28, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 7-3, 2.14 - Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 1-3, 2.59

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 6 13 0
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

Attendance: 41084 | Softbank leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:49

Softbank

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: G3, 5: G4, 6: SO, 8: F6
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G3, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 8: G5
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 7: G6
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-1 9: f5
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 4-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 6: HR, 7: 2B, 9: 1B
PR-1B Imamiya, Kenta 0-for-0 9: (SB) (BrO)
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 7: BB, 9: 1B
PR-DH Egawa, Tomoaki 0-for-0
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-5 2: F7, 4: F6, 6: SO, 7: SO, 9: L5
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: BB, 6: F4, 8: SO
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 2-for-4, 1 R 2: F3, 5: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: F3, 5: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 5 95 20 19 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2.240
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1 25 5 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.059
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
Falkenborg, Brian 1 12 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.203
Oba, Shota 1 21 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.929
9 168 37 32 8 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 2

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-5, 1 R 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (SB), 7: F8, 9: SO
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: HBP, 5: SO, 8: G3
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 4-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B (BrO), 6: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4 2: 1B, 3: F8, 6: DP, 8: F8
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: BB
3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-0 8: BB
(2B) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 2: F4, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: F9
(DH) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: F6, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: BB
PR-DH Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 3: G5, 5: F8, 7: G5, 9: F6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: G5
PH Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: f5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro, L 5 0/3 91 22 20 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 4 3.086
Koyama, Shinichiro 1/3 17 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.785
Katayama, Hiroshi 2 2/3 58 14 13 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.261
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 1 18 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.724
9 184 42 39 13 3 7 3 0 0 1 0 6 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kokubo hits a solo homer to left. Cabrera walks. Matsuda flies out to left. Hasegawa flies out to left. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Fukuda flies out to first.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Makida grounds out to third. Shima hits a single to center. Teppei hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uchimura gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Hijirisawa hits a 2-run double to center and Hijirisawa gets thrown out running the bases, runner on third. Ruiz flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 6 hits
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Honda hits an infield single. Matsunaka hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kokubo hits a 3-run homer to left.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Shiomi.
Cabrera hits a solo homer to left-center. Matsuda strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Koyama.
Hasegawa flies out to second. Fukuda hits an infield single. Hosokawa hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kawasaki strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Fukuda hits an infield single, steals second, and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Hosokawa hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kawasaki flies out to short. Honda grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 5th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa walks. Fukuda grounds out to second, runner on second. Hosokawa flies out to right. Kawasaki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Makida flies out to center. Shima flies out to center. Teppei hits a single to right and steals second. Uchimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Kanazawa on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Ruiz hits into a 6-3 double play. Kusano walks. Matsui walks, runners on first and second. Garcia strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Iwamura takes over at third.
Honda strikes out swinging. Matsunaka grounds out to short. Kokubo hits a double to right. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Matsuda strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Uchimura grounds out to first. Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Ruiz flies out to center. Hijirisawa steals second. Iwamura walks, runners on first and second. Matsui flies out to right.

Top of the 9th
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Kidokoro fouls out to third. Kokubo hits a single to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Imamiya. Imamiya steals second. Cabrera hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Egawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Matsuda lines out to third and Imamiya gets doubled off third.

Notes

8,000 Softbank employees were at the game. ... Both Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten Eagles chairperson) and Masayoshi Son (Softbank Hawks' owner) were at the game.

Rakuten: The Eagles are now guaranteed a losing record in June. ... Shiomi took the loss and has not been able to win a game since his first start of the season.  He is now 1-4.

Softbank: Houlton got the win and improved to 8-3.  He also made the start on 11 days of rest and has yet to lose at Tokyo Dome (4-0 in 4 starts). ... Kokubo homered off his 204th pitcher (good for 5th on the All-time list).