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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (July 26, 2011)

by on Jul.26, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 3-4, 2.66 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 10-3, 2.13

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

Attendance: 31681 | Softbank leads series, 8-4-1 | Time: 2:59

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: 1B (SB), 3: G5, 6: G3, 7: F9
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: F6
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: G4, 4: BB, 6: f5, 8: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: f2, 8: F4
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: BB, 7: 2B, 9: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G3, 7: G3, 9: F7
(LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 2: G6, 5: SO
PH-LF Nakamura, Masato 1-for-2 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3, 1 RBI 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: BB
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 3: DP, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro, L 7 135 29 26 7 1 9 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 2.531
Katayama, Hiroshi 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.934
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 146 32 29 7 1 9 2 0 1 0 0 2 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 4: G1, 7: G4
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-2, 1 R 1: S2, 3: BB (SB), 5: 1B (CS), 7: SO
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 8: G5
1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 1: L6, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 8: L5
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 2: F7, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: G5
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: HR, 4: BB, 7: G5
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 1-for-3 3: F7, 4: F7, 7: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Houlton, Dennis, W 6 2/3 100 26 24 5 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.077
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 13 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.213
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.794
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 15 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.571
9 130 36 33 7 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 run, 3 hits
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a solo homer to right. Yamazaki flies out to left. Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda walks, steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Matsunaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kokubo hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Takasu hits a double to left. Iwamura grounds out to first, runner on third. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Yokogawa, strikes out swinging. Shima hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Houlton.
Teppei reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa hits an infield single and steals second. Matsui strikes out swinging. Kusano grounds out to second, runner on third. Yamasaki strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runner on third. Kokubo lines out to short.

Top of the 4th
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Matsui flies out to left. Kusano walks. Yamasaki grounds out to short, runner on first. Takasu walks, runners on first and second. Iwamura grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuda hits a single to center and steals second. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Hasegawa walks, runners on first and second. Yamazaki flies out to left. Kawasaki grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 7th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nakamura takes over in left.
Hasegawa grounds out to third. Yamazaki hits a double to right. Kawasaki grounds out to second, runner on third. Honda strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Akashi takes over at first; Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Takasu strikes out swinging. Iwamura flies out to left. Nakamura hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura. Uchimura steals second. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Teppei flies out to center.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 3rd in a row. ... Shiomi's personal 2-game winning streak came to an end as he took the loss and dropped to 3-5. ... Matsui recorded his career 1,500th hit in the 6th inning.

Softbank: The Hawks won their 4th straight. ... Houlton won his 4th straight start and improved to 11-3. ... Falkenborg saved his 9th game of the year. ... Honda stole his 30th base of the season in the 3rd inning.  That gives him 3 straight seasons of 30 or more stolen bases.