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Orix Buffaloes 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (July 17, 2011)

by on Jul.17, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Alfredo Figaro (ORI) 5-4, 2.76 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 3-3, 2.36

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

Attendance: 19529 | Rakuten leads series, 9-3-0 | Time: 4:11

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: f2, 3: L3, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(DH) Taguchi, So 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: F8, 5: G4, 7: BB (CS), 9: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: F9, 5: G4, 7: f5
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: SO
(RF) Caraballo, Francisco 1-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: G4
RF Akada, Shogo 0-for-0
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 2-for-4 2: G3, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Moriyama, Makoto 0-for-0
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: 1B, 5: G1, 6: 1B, 8: G4
3B Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-0
(C) Saito, Toshio 1-for-2, 1 R 3: S2, 5: 1B, 6: SO
C Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-1 9: G5
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: G5, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Figaro, Alfredo 5 1/3 77 23 20 6 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 2.801
Yoshino, Makoto, H 2/3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.688
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 1/3 41 9 2 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1.992
Kishida, Mamoru, L 1 39 6 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.970
8 1/3 162 40 29 8 0 4 5 1 4 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-5 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: G4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: S3, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 7: BB, 9: 3B
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: DP, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: IBB (SB)
(DH) Garcia, Luis 0-for-2 1: G6, 4: G6
PH-DH Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B, 8: BB
PR-DH Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 9: 1B
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-2 2: G6, 4: G6, 6: S3, 8: HBP
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: E6 (CS), 6: F7, 8: SE
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: G5, 6: F7, 8: S8
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: BB, 8: F9
(CF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: S1, 8: G6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi 5 1/3 112 24 21 6 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.535
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 13 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Arime, Kanehisa 1 1/3 14 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.125
Koyama, Shinichiro 2/3 15 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.010
Aoyama, Koji, W 1 17 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.166
9 171 38 34 9 0 9 3 0 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Saito. Obiki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Sakaguchi lines out to first. Taguchi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Makida hits a double to left. Matsui grounds out to second, runner on third. Uchimura hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kusano hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris grounds out to the pitcher. Saito hits an infield single. Obiki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi walks, bases loaded. Taguchi drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third. Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada strikes out swinging. Caraballo hits a single to center. Lee hits a double to right, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Nagai.
Baldiris hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Saito strikes out swinging. Obiki grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Uchimura walks. Kusano hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Iwamura, pinch-hitting for Garcia, hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Takasu hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Yoshino in for Figaro.
Teppei flies out to left. Yokogawa flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 0 hits
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Akada takes over in right; K. Yamasaki takes over at third; T-Okada moves from left to first; Moriyama takes over in left.
Iwamura walks and is replaced by Hijirisawa. Takasu gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Teppei reaches on an error (E3), bases loaded. Yokogawa hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kishida in for Hirano.
Shima flies out to right, runners on first and third. Makida grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Matsui grounds out to second. Uchimura hits a triple to right. Kusano gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Kusano steals second, runners on second an third. Hijirisawa hits a walk-off RBI infield single.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Kusano grounds out to short, runner on third. Garcia grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th
Figaro on the mound for Orix
Garcia grounds out to short. Takasu grounds out to short. Teppei reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Runner safe at second on a bad pick-off catch (E4). Yokogawa grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Shima walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Makida. Matsui strikes out looking. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Kusano strikes out swinging.

Notes

At 4 hours and 11 minutes, this was the longest game of the year. (the distinction goes to the Hanshin - Yokohama game)

Orix: The Buffaloes are now 0-7-1 over their last 8 games.  This was also their 2nd walk-off loss of the season. ... Kishida took the loss and dropped to 3-5.

Rakuten: The Eagles are now 4-0-1 over their last 5 games (all at Kleenex Stadium).  This was also their 5th walk-off victory of the year and their 5th straight victory against the Buffaloes.  ... Aoyama got the win in relief and is now 2-3.