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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 19, 2011)

by on Jul.19, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 0-2, 4.00 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 7-3, 2.63

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

Attendance: 22563 | Nippon Ham leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 2:49

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: G4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-2 1: S2, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: BB
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: G3, 6: 1B, 8: S8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: G1, 6: DP, 9: F6
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G3, 7: F9, 9: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: G4, 7: F8
PH Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 9: F7
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G3
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 5: G4, 8: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin, L 5 1/3 88 24 20 7 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.175
Arime, Kanehisa 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 17 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.000
8 123 32 28 7 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 3 3

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: SO
2B Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: S2, 5: F6, 7: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: F5, 3: L1, 5: BB (CS), 8: F8
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 3B, 4: F7, 6: HR, 8: F7
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: F4, 6: G4
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 2: SO, 4: BB
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 6: G4
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: L1
PH-SS Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-1 6: G5
(C) Ono, Shota 2-for-3, 2 R 3: 2B, 5: 2B, 7: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wolfe, Brian, W 6 77 23 22 6 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.551
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.300
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 16 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.534
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.080
9 124 34 31 7 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Kusano grounds out to second, runner on third. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first. Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and seocnd. Matsui strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Ono hits a double right. Scales hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Itoi lines out to the pitcher. Nakata flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Ono hits a double to center. Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) flies out to short. It gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nakata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi gets caught trying to steal third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba hits as solo homer to right. Koyano grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Arime in for Jimenez.
Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Hoffpauir, grounds out to second. Kaneko, pinch-hitting for Imanami, grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at second.
Shima hits a double to center. Hijirisawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Uchimura walks, runners on first and third. Kusano hits a sac fly to center and the runner on first advances to third on a throwing error (E8). Yamasaki flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Scales walks. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to third. Nakata hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Bottom of the 2nd
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba hits a triple to center. Koyano flies out to left. Hoffpauir strikes out swinging. Imanami flies out to left.

Top of the 5th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Teppei grounds out to second. Yokogawa hits a single to right. Shima grounds out to second, runner on second. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura grounds out to short. Kusano hits a single to right. Yamasaki hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takasu hits into a 6-4 3 double play.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles' 4-game losing streak (which also includes 1 tie) came to an end. ... Jimenez took the loss and is now 0-3.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 5th game in a row. ... Wolfe got the win and improved to 8-3.  This was his first victory in 5 starts (he was 0-2 in 4 starts since a victory on 6/12 vs Yokohama). ... Nakata recorded his 50th RBI of the season in the 5th inning.

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