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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (July 28, 2011)

by on Jul.28, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 1-3, 3.27 - Sho Iwasaki (SOF) 3-1, 2.17

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

Attendance: 33434 | Softbank leads series, 9-5-1 | Time: 2:49

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd, 4th, 7th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 1: F7, 3: L6, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: G3, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G6
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: DP, 6: G5, 9: L6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-3 1: G6, 4: 1B, 7: 1B
PR-DH Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 9: G4
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G4, 7: DP, 9: 2B
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-4 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: F6, 9: F7
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: DP, 8: G4
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-3 3: 1B (BrO), 5: G4, 8: G3
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2 3: G4, 6: G5
RF Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-1 8: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi, L 6 104 26 23 7 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 3.042
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 0/3 25 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.745
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 13 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.894
8 142 34 29 8 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 2 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: G1
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 3-for-4, 1 R 1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B (CS)
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-2 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: BB
PR-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0 8: (SB)
(1B) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-2, 2 RBI 1: S7, 3: 1B, 5: F3, 8: BB
PR-1B Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: G6, 6: F9, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 2: SO, 3: SO, 6: BB (CS), 8: F5
(DH) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: G5
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwasaki, Sho, W 9 111 33 31 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.748
9 111 33 31 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda flies out to left. Kawasaki steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Matsunaka walks, runners on first and third. Kokubo hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Tamura grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits a single to left. Matsunaka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Tamura grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Matsuda strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Nakamura hits a single to left. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on second. Hijirisawa lines out to short and Nakamura gets doubled off second.

Bottom of the 5th
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Matsunaka grounds out to first, runner on third. Kokubo flies out to first.

Top of the 6th
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Teppei grounds out to third. Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on second. Takasu grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Shima grounds out to second. Nakamura grounds out to first. Yokogawa hits a double to center. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second. Uchimura grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Matsunaka walks.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Katayama.
Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Kidokoro steals second. Kokubo walks, runners on first and second. Akashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Tamura strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to third. Oritz grounds out to third.

Top of the 9th
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center; Akashi takes over at first; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Takasu lines out to short. Makida grounds out to second. Kusano hits a double to right. Iwamura flies out to left.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost for the 40th time this season.  They were also handed their 9th shutout loss of the year. ... Kawai took the loss and dropped to 1-4.

Softbank: The Hawks picked up their 15th shutout victory of the year. ... Iwasaki got the win and improved to 4-1.  He is also 4-0 in 5 starts since his only loss of the season on 5/5.  This was Iwasaki's first shutout of his career.