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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 (July 9, 2011)

by on Jul.09, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Asahikawa "Starffin" Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 0-1, 2.08 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 6-5, 1.34

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 X 7 14 0

Attendance: 24272 | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 3:13

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 1st, 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: G1, 7: DP
PH Hiraishi, Yosuke 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-3 1: DP, 3: F4, 5: 1B
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: F3
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 3-for-4 1: 1B, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4 1: G4, 3: G6, 5: G5, 8: 1B
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-1, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: BB
PH-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-2 6: F9, 8: 1B
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 2: S2, 4: F6
PH-1B Morita, Jobu 0-for-2 6: F9, 8: SO
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: SO
1B-3B Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2 6: G4, 9: F8
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: G4, 7: 1B
PR-C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Isaka, Ryohei, L 4 0/3 90 22 19 7 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 4 5.400
Satake, Kenta 1/3 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.696
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2 2/3 51 15 14 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.696
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.602
8 155 42 38 14 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 7 7

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 2: G4, 4: SO, 5: 1B
2B-SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 7: G6
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-5 1: SO, 3: G5, 4: G6, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: 2B, 5: F9, 7: F5
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 6: F7, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 3-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 3: BB, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G1
LF Murata, Kazuya 0-for-0
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-5 2: F9, 3: F8, 5: F4, 6: f3, 8: F7
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 2: BB, 4: G3
PH-DH Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-1, 1 R, 4 RBI 5: HR
PH-DH Ichikawa, Suguru 0-for-1 6: F7
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 5: BB, 7: F7
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0
(C) Ono, Shota 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F4, 4: HR, 5: G4, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, W 7 2/3 102 30 28 8 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.330
Otsuka, Yutaka 1/3 12 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Ishii, Yuya 1 12 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.844
9 126 37 35 11 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Iwamura. Garcia strikes out swinging. Yokogawa hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Shima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Kusano takes over at first.
Hoffpauir grounds out to first. Kaneko hits a solo homer to left. Ono hits a solo homer to left. Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi hits a double to left. Nakata walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Satake in for Isaka.
Inaba hits a single to right, bases loaded. Koyano flies out to second. Nioka enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hoffpauir.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Satake.
Nioka hits a grand slam to center. Kaneko walks. Ono grounds out to second, runner on second. Scales hits an RBI single to center. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba hits a single to center. Koyano flies out to right. Inaba steals second. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and second. Kaneko hits a single to left, bases loaded. Ono flies out to second. Scales grounds out to second.

Top of the 3rd
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida grounds out to the pitcher. Matsui flies out to second. Hijirisawa hits a single to left and steals second. Ruiz grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third. Itoi grounds out to the pitcher. Nakata hits a double to right. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano flies out to center.

Top of the 5th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Shima grounds out to second. Makida grounds out to the pitcher. Matsui hits a single to center. Hijirisawa hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Ruiz grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Kawagishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Ishimine is the new catcher.
Kaneko flies out to left. Ono hits a single single to center. Iiyama grounds out to short, runner on first. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to third.

Top of the 8th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nishimura flies out to first. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Otsuka in for M. Takeda.
Ruiz hits a single to right. Uchimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Jobu strikes out swinging.

Notes

Rakuten: Isaka got the loss and is now 0-2 in 2 starts this year.  He's also 0-5 in 6 starts since his last victory on 6/24/2010 (vs Seibu).

Nippon Ham: The Fighters sent 10 men to the plate in the 5th inning. They also went back-to-back for the first time this year (Kaneko and Ono in the 4th). This was their 40th victory of the year. ... M. Takeda got the win and improved to 7-5.  He is now 5-0 in 6 starts since his last loss on 5/23 (vs Yokohama). ... Kaneko homer in the 4th was his second of the season and his first since opening day (4/12). ... Ono's homer in the 4th was also his second and his first since 4/30. ... Nioka's pinch-hit grand slam in the 5th was the team's first pinch-hit grand slam since 4/28/2007 (Yukio Tanaka).