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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 (July 12, 2011)

by on Jul.12, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 9-3, 2.33 - Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 0-1, 4.15

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

Attendance: 11618 | Softbank leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 2:53

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G6, 6: SO, 9: G1
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S2, 3: BB (SB), 5: G1, 7: F9, 9: F7
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: HR, 7: F8
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-2 1: f3, 3: F7
PH-1B Nakamura, Akira 0-for-2 6: F3, 7: F8
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-1 1: BB, 4: G6
PH-DH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-2, 1 R 6: E5, 8: f3
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: F8
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-3, 1 R 2: F7, 4: 2B, 6: HBP, 8: 1B
(RF) Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: f5, 6: F8, 8: G4
(C) Tanoue, Hidenori 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: SO, 5: G6, 6: HR, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 7 97 26 22 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.134
Morifuku, Masahiko 1 10 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.110
Kanazawa, Takehito 1 11 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.982
9 118 33 29 3 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: F8, 5: G3, 8: 1B
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 1: DP, 4: F8, 6: G3
2B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: DP
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: E4 (SB), 6: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-4 1: F9, 4: f3, 6: SO, 9: G4
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 2-for-3 2: G4, 4: BB, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-1 2: G6, 4: HBP
SS Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-2 7: G4, 9: F6
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: F4, 7: G5
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 3: F9, 5: G6, 7: F6
(C) Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: f5, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin, L 5 1/3 107 24 21 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 4 2 4.000
Satake, Kenta 1 2/3 28 7 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 5.786
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 10 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.429
9 155 38 34 7 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 6 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Matsunaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kokubo fouls out to first. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Matsuda grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th - 5 runs, 3 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Matsunaka hits a solo homer to center. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Kokubo, flies out to first. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Cabrera, reaches on a throwing error (E5), Oritz to second. Matsuda hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Satake in for Jimenez.
Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Fukuda flies out to center. Tanoue hits a 3-run homer to right. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda walks and steals second. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runner on third. Kokubo flies out to left.

Top of the 4th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera grounds out to short. Matsuda grounds out to short. Hasegawa hits a double to left. Fukuda fouls out to third.

Bottom of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Matsui flies out to center. Hijirisawa reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Hijirisawa steals second. Ruiz fouls out to first. Iwamura walks, runners on first and second. Takasu gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Garcia flies out to second.

Notes

Injuries: Kokubo (SOF) hurt his right hand while fielding a grounder at first in the 5th inning; and Cabrera (SOF) tweaked his left hamstring while running out a grounder in the 4th.  Both players were removed before their at bats in the 6th inning.

Softbank: The Hawks won their 3rd in a row.  This was also their 14th shutout victory of the year and 3rd in as many games. The pitching staff has not allowed a run in 30 consecutive innings. ... Houlton won his 3rd straight start and improved to 10-3. ... Matsunaka has 4 homers in his last 7 games. ... Tanoue homered for the first time this season (12th game).

Rakuten: The Eagles suffered their 8th shutout loss of the year. The Eagles' offense was held hitless through the first 6 innings of the game. ... Jimenez took the loss and is now 0-2 in 4 starts (6 games) this year.