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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 5 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (July 6, 2011)

by on Jul.06, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 0-1, 4.91 - Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 2-5, 2.13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 10 0
Orix 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Attendance: 11762 | Rakuten leads series, 5-3-0 | Time: 3:09

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G4, 9: 2B
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: BB, 9: F8
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: BB (CS), 4: G6, 6: G5, 8: G4
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G3, 4: 2B, 6: 1B (BrO), 9: HR
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 9: F8
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: L6, 7: F8, 9: BB
(1B) Garcia, Luis 2-for-4 3: F9, 5: 1B (CS), 7: G5, 9: 1B
PR-1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0, 1 R 9: (SB)
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-3 3: F8, 5: F8, 7: SO
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 9: SO
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: F9, 9: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin 7 109 27 25 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4.154
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 9 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 6.667
Rasner, Darrell, W 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
9 132 35 32 8 1 6 1 1 1 0 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G1, 8: 1B
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-3 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G1, 8: S5
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: 1B, 5: F6, 8: 1B
(LF) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: HBP, 6: F8, 8: F8
(DH) Hessman, Mike 0-for-3 2: BB, 3: G6, 6: F9, 8: SO
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: DP, 4: HR, 6: SO, 9: G3
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: G5, 9: F8
(C) Saito, Toshio 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: f2, 7: SO
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-0
PH Taguchi, So 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-3 3: G5, 4: G1, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakayama, Shinya 8 125 30 28 7 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.000
Kishida, Mamoru, L 1 33 8 6 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 2.967
9 158 38 34 10 2 8 4 0 0 1 0 5 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada hits a single to center. Hessman walks, runners on first and second. Lee hits into a 4-6-3 double play, runner on third. Baldiris hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Saito flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits a solo homer to left-center. Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Ruiz hits a double to center. Takasu grounds out to second, runner on third. Iwamura lines out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Lee hits a solo homer to right-center. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Saito fouls out to the catcher. Obiki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Teppei hits a single to center. Matsui strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Ruiz hits an infield single and a run scores on a throwing error (E4), Ruiz to second. Takasu hits a single to right and Ruiz gets thrown out at home.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akada. Goto hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw. T-Okada flies out to center, runner on third.
Pitching change: Rasner in for Katayama.
Hessman strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Ruiz hits a solo homer to center. Takasu flies out to center. Iwamura walks. Garcia hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hiraishi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Garcia. Kusano, pinch-hitting for Makida, strikes out swinging as Hiraishi steals second, runners on second and third. Runners advances on a wild pitch and one run scores, runner on third. Shima walks, runners on first and third. Teppei hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Matsui flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki grounds out to third. Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Akada hits a single to left. Goto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. T-Okada gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Hessman grounds out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: Rasner, pitching in his first Ichi-gun game since 5/15 and making his first NPB relief appearance of his career, got the win in relief and is now 3-2.

Orix: The Buffaloes 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Kishida took the loss and dropped to 3-4. ... Lee is 1 homer away from 150 NPB homers.