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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 (June 30, 2011)

by on Jun.30, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Sho Iwasaki (SOF) 1-1, 2.66 - Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 0-0, 6.48

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 12 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

Attendance: 9649 | Softbank leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 2:40

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd, 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: F7, 3: HBP, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (CS), 3: L6, 6: 2B, 7: G4
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 2-for-4 1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: F9
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3 2: F4, 4: 1B, 6: F6, 8: BB
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: F3, 6: 1B, 8: DP
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-4, 2 R 3: 1B, 4: F8, 7: 2B, 9: SO
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-2 3: S1, 5: SO, 7: S2, 9: F7
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 3-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 1B (BrO), 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwasaki, Sho, W 7 2/3 97 27 24 3 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2.298
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.157
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.909
9 106 31 28 3 0 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: G4, 8: SO
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: S3, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 9: G4
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: DP, 9: G4
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: G6
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-2, 1 R 2: G6, 5: HBP, 7: F8
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-2 2: F8, 5: HBP, 7: F2
(DH) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: F4, 7: F7
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: F9
PH-LF Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 8: f2
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: SO, 5: 2B, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin, L 6 1/3 83 28 25 11 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 4.909
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.085
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 13 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.610
Satake, Kenta 1 13 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.063
9 120 37 33 12 0 5 1 1 2 0 0 3 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuda. Hosokawa hits an infield single and a run scores on a throwing error (E6), Hosokawa to second. Kawasaki gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Honda lines out to short and Hosokawa gets doubled off second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Takasu gets hit by a pitch. Iwamura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Garcia flies out to second. Makida flies out to right. Shima hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Teppei grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Honda hits a double to right. Matsunaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kokubo flies out to short. Cabrera hits an RBI single to  left, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Fukuda. Hosokawa hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Kawasaki hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Jimenez.
Honda grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Matsunaka flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Teppei hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Ruiz strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Matsunaka hits a single to right. Kokubo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Cabrera flies out to first. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa flies out to center.

Notes

Softbank: Iwasaki got the win and improved to 2-1.  He is also 2-0 in 3 starts since a loss on 5/5 (vs Rakuten). ... Mahara saved his 10th game of the year.  He now also has double-digit saves in 7 straight seasons. ... Hosokawa was given the squeeze sign in the 7th and came through with an RBI bunt single.

Rakuten: Jimenez took the loss and is 0-1.  This was Jimenez's 4th appearance (2nd straight start) of his Ichi-gun career.