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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (July 7, 2011)

by on Jul.07, 2011 @ 9:18 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 8-2, 1.08 - Yuki Nishi (ORI) 5-2, 2.91

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
Orix 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1

Attendance: 13571 | Rakuten leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 3:25

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-5 1: F8, 2: 1B, 4: G3, 7: G3, 9: G4
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4, 1 R 1: BB, 2: G4, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: G6
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F4, 5: HR, 8: 1B
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F7, 5: G1, 8: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-3 1: BB, 3: G1, 5: SO, 8: L5
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 2-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: 1B
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO
1B Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-0
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 1: G4, 4: SO
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 6: F9, 9: E6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: F4, 9: S3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 6 115 28 22 9 0 7 2 0 3 1 0 3 3 1.270
Arime, Kanehisa, H 2/3 12 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 1/3 21 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.240
9 160 38 32 11 0 11 2 0 3 1 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th, 5th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: DP, 6: F8, 9: G6
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-1 1: S1, 2: BB, 4: SO
PH-LF Arakane, Hisao 0-for-1 7: SO
PH Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-1 9: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 3-for-4 1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: 1B
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S7, 3: BB, 5: E4, 7: F8
(DH) Taguchi, So 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: S5, 5: F3
PH-DH Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-1 7: SO
(RF) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 8: F3
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F4, 8: 1B
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-2 2: S1, 3: SO, 6: SO
PH Hessman, Mike 0-for-1 8: DP
C Saito, Toshio 0-for-0
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki, L 8 120 34 32 8 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.115
Katsuki, Ryota 1 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.077
9 131 38 35 8 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Teppei flies out to center. Matsui walks. Hijirisawa hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Ruiz hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Iwamura walks, bases loaded. Takasu hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Garcia flies out to center. Nakamura grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Runner on first advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. T-Okada hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Taguchi strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Akada hits a single to left. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Ito hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Obiki hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sakaguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Moriyama walks, bases loaded. Goto strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Taguchi. Akada flies out to right. Baldiris hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ito strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Matsui grounds out to second. Hijirisawa hits a solo homer to right-center. Ruiz grounds out to the pitcher. Iwamura strikes out looking.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Shima hits a single to center. Teppei hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Matsui grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa flies out to second. Ruiz flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Goto hits a single to left. T-Okada reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Taguchi pops out on a sac bunt attempt and Goto gets doubled off second, runner on first. Akada hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Baldiris flies out to second.

Top of the 8th
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Arakane takes over in left.
Hijirisawa hits a single to left. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Iwamura lines out to third. Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Uchimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Garcia strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Saito is the new catcher.
Yokogawa reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Shima hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Matsui grounds out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles have won 2 in a row. ... Tanaka won his 6th straight start and improved to 9-2. ... Rasner saved his 1st game of the year.

Orix: The Buffaloes dropped their second game in a row. ... Nishi took the loss and is now 5-3.