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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (July 27, 2011)

by on Jul.27, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 3-2, 1.72 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 8-2, 1.70

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 12 0
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0

Attendance: 32971 | Softbank leads series, 8-5-1 | Time: 3:16

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 4-for-5, 3 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: 2B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-2 1: G6, 3: S1, 5: S5, 7: 1B, 9: S1
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 3-for-4, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: 1B
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: L5
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-2 1: G5, 3: BB, 5: SO
PH-1B Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2, 1 RBI 7: G6, 9: F8
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 2: G1, 3: SO, 6: SO, 7: G4
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F9
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4 2: F4, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: F8, 6: F9, 8: 1B (CS)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 7 98 27 25 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.667
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 21 5 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.101
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
9 136 35 31 6 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-3 1: G1, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: S2
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3 1: 1B, 4: G1, 6: HBP, 8: G4
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: G1, 6: 1B, 8: BB
PR-1B Nakamura, Akira 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: DP, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: G6, 9: SO
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 0-for-3 2: BB, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: F8
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-4 2: F7, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 9: G4
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: G4, 6: G5
PH Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-1 7: F9
C Shimizu, Masaumi 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, L 6 0/3 105 30 25 9 0 8 3 0 2 1 0 2 2 1.777
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.783
Morifuku, Masahiko 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.187
Yoshikawa, Teruaki 1 16 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.160
Oba, Shota 1 15 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.000
9 150 41 35 12 0 10 3 0 3 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yamasaki flies out to short. Garcia walks, runners on first and second. Matsui strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Yamazaki grounds out to third. Kawasaki reaches on a bunt single. Honda reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Mastsunaka gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kokubo hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Tamura hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa reaches on a bunt single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Uchimura reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and third. Takasu walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Wada.
Yamasaki strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Kanazawa.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Garcia, drives in a run with a ground out to short, runners on second and third. Matsui grounds out to second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Oba on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Nakamura takes over at first.
Hijirisawa hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Yamasaki lines out to third. Kusano flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa strikes out looking. Uchimura grounds out to short. Takasu hits a single to right. Yamasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Garcia grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu strikes out swinging. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and third. Garcia strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runner on third. Kokubo walks, runners on first and third. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles stopped a 3-game losing streak. ... Iwakuma started his first game since 5/17 (vs Yomiuri) and got the win.  He is now 4-2 in 7 starts this year. ... Rasner saved his 4th game of the year. ... This was Hijirisawa's 3rd 4-hit game of the year.

Softbank: The Hawks 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Wada got the loss and is now 8-3.  He's still just 1 victory away from career #100.  His 8-game winning streak at Yahoo Dome also came to an end.