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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 20, 2011)

by on Jul.20, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 9-2, 1.16 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 12-2, 1.47

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

Attendance: 44826 | Nippon Ham leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 2:23

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: G5, 9: BB
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: F7, 6: G3, 9: G4
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: G6, 7: G6, 9: F8
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: F8, 7: F8, 9: SO
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: G4, 7: SO
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: SO, 8: F8
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: G4, 8: G4
(C) Ishimine, Tadashi 1-for-3 2: G6, 5: F6, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, L 8 112 31 28 5 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 1.231
8 112 31 28 5 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(DH) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4 1: F8, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G6, 5: S2, 8: G3
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G1, 4: BB, 5: G6, 8: F7
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: f5, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 6: f5
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: G5, 6: F7
(2B) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: G4, 7: G5
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-3 3: F3, 4: G1, 7: G6
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-2 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 9 114 32 31 4 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.440
9 114 32 31 4 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki hits a double to right. Takasu fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on second. Matsui hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yokogawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Teppei strikes out swinging. Ishimine grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi walks and advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1). Nakata hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Inaba hits a 2-run homer to right. Koyano grounds out to third. Imanami grounds out to second. Kaneko grounds out to the pitcher.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Nakata fouls out to third. Inaba hits a single to left. Koyano grounds out to third, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a passed ball. Imanami flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Ono grounds out to second. Scales hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura walks. Kusano grounds out to second, runner on second. Yamasaki flies out to center. Takasu strikes out swinging.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 2nd straight game. ... Tanaka took the loss, his first since 5/26 vs Yokohama, and is now 9-3.  In between the losses, Tanaka went 6-0 in 7 starts.  He is now 0-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 2 starts against the Fighters.  This was also Tanaka's 7th career complete game loss (first since 6/22/2010).

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 5th straight game. ... Darvish won his 5th straight start and improved to 13-2.  Against the Eagles, he's 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in 2 starts.  This was also Darvish's 5th complete game victory of his career (35th of his career). ... Nakata now has his 11 RBI in the 15 games Darvish has started this year. ... Inaba has now homered in 2 straight games.