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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (July 5, 2011)

by on Jul.05, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 1-4, 3.09 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 3-0, 2.86

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

Attendance: 9800 | Rakuten leads series, 4-3-0 | Time: 2:49

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G4, 8: F8
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-4 1: F7, 3: G1, 6: 1B (SB), 8: 2B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: G4
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F7, 6: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: G4, 6: G6, 9: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F9
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G6
1B Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-0
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: S1, 7: G4
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 3: G1, 5: SO, 8: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro 6 81 22 21 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.734
Aoyama, Koji, H 2 29 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.484
Speier, Ryan, L 0/3 21 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5.311
8 131 33 31 8 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 1

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4 1: G4, 3: 1B (CS), 6: 1B, 8: G4
(RF) Taguchi, So 0-for-4 1: F4, 3: L3, 6: F6, 8: G4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: BB, 9: 1B
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F9, 4: G3, 6: G4, 9: 2B
PR Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0, 1 R
(DH) Hessman, Mike 1-for-3 2: 2B, 4: F6, 7: SO
PH-DH Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-0 9: IBB
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 1-for-2 2: 1B, 5: SO
PH-LF Akada, Shogo 1-for-2, 1 RBI 7: SO, 9: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-3 2: F4, 5: F6, 7: 2B
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: F8
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-3 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 9 137 33 32 6 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.411
9 137 33 32 6 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Teppei strikes out swinging. Matsui flies out to left. Hijirisawa hits a single to right and steals second. Ruiz hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Iwamura flies out to left.

Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Speier on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Kusano takes over at first; Uchimura takes over at second.
Goto hits a single to left and advances to second on a fielding error (E7).
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in left.
T-Okada hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for T-Okada. Lee, pinch-hitting for Hessman, gets an intentional walks, runners on first and second. Akada hits a walk-off RBI single to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada flies out to right. Hessman hits a double to left. Arakane hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Baldiris flies out to second. Suzuki grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Takasu hits a single to left. Garcia hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Shima strikes out swinging. Teppei grounds out to  second.

Top of the 6th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits a single to center. Hijirisawa flies out to left. Matsui steals second. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Iwamura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki grounds out to second. Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Taguchi flies out to short. Goto walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Hessman strikes out swinging. Akada, pinch-hitting for Arakane, strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits a double to right. Suzuki flies out to center.

Top of the 8th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Akada takes over in left.
Shima grounds out to the pitcher. Teppei flies out to center. Matsui hits a double to right. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles suffered their 2nd walk-off loss of the year. ... Speier dropped his third game and is now 1-3.

Orix: This was the third straight game in which the Buffaloes won the game in the bottom of the 9th (a first in franchise history). The Buffaloes have also won 4 in a row. ... C. Kaneko got the win and is now 4-0 in 5 starts this season. This was also his 14th complete game victory of his career. ... Akada recorded his 6th walk-off hit of his career.