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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 10, 2011)

by on Jul.10, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Asahikawa "Starffin" Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 0-3, 4.25 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 8-2, 2.96

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

Attendance: 24134 | Nippon Ham leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 3:05

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: 1B (CS), 8: F7
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-4 1: F7, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-2 1: F8, 3: G4, 6: S1, 8: S1
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: L4, 6: G5, 8: BB
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: G6, 6: G3, 8: BB
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G1, 7: E4
PR-2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-1 8: G6
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-3 3: G6, 5: G4, 7: DP
PH Garcia, Luis 0-for-1 9: G5
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: BB, 9: F9
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G1, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi 5 2/3 108 25 19 6 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 2 1 3.821
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 12 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Satake, Kenta 0/3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.696
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 1 2/3 26 6 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.355
Aoyama, Koji, L 1/3 13 5 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.558
8 1/3 163 41 31 11 0 4 5 0 4 0 0 3 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 3-for-3, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: 1B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-2 1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: S1, 7: G1, 9: S1
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-3 1: BB (SB), 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B (SB), 9: IBB
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: S8, 3: G6, 5: G1, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: BB, 9: 1B
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: G3, 6: S5, 7: G4
(DH) Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: F3, 6: F7
PH-DH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 8: F4
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-4 3: G2, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: F4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby 8 112 33 28 7 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.889
Miyanishi, Naoki, W 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.015
9 122 36 31 7 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Scales hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E1). Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Itoi walks, runners on first and third. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Nakata hits a sac fly to center, runner on third. Koyano flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Iwamura grounds out to short. Yokogawa hits a single to right. Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Teppei drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on first. Matsui hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Iwamura grounds out to second. Yokogawa hits a solo homer to left. Shima grounds out to second. Teppei hits a single to left and gets caught trying to second.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Inaba. Ugumori flies out to left.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Kawai.
Kaneko hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tsuruoka grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at third.
Scales hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nakata hits a single to left, bases loaded. Koyano hits a walk-off RBI single to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka grounds out to the catcher. Scales walks. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a single to left. Inaba grounds out to first, runner on first. Ugumori flies out to first. Kaneko hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Scales hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 6th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Ruiz grounds out to third. Kusano grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 7th
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Uchimura takes over at second.
Scales walks. Yang (Yoh) fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first.
Pitching change: Satake in for Yamamura.
Itoi hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Satake.
Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Nakata strikes out swinging. Koyano walks, bases loaded. Inaba grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Teppei flies out to left. Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Ruiz walks, runners on first and second. Kusano walks, bases loaded. Uchimura grounds out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 2nd in a row.  This was also the team's 3rd walk-off loss of the year. ... Aoyama took the loss and dropped to 1-3.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 3rd in row. This was also their 2nd walk-off victory of the year. ... Miyanishi got the win and is now 1-2. ... Koyano picked up his 3rd walk-off hit of his career.