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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 (August 5, 2011)

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

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 9-3, 2.80 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-3, 2.28

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Attendance: 15772 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-3-0 | Time: 3:14

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st, 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 2-for-4 1: G4, 2: 2B, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: BB, 8: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: G5, 4: L4, 6: SO, 8: G6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-2, 1 R 1: BB, 3: F7, 5: 1B (SB), 7: BB
CF Sugiya, Kenshi 1-for-1 9: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 9: F4
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: L4, 7: G3
PH-DH Sato, Kenji 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: DP, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: S9, 9: F9
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI 2: HR, 3: HR, 6: BB, 7: G4
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-2 2: G4, 3: F4, 6: S1
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 8: G6
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G6, 6: f9, 8: 1B
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 6 106 26 21 4 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.628
Ishii, Yuya 2 34 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.643
Takeda, Hisashi 1 19 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.049
9 159 36 31 5 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: G4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: BB (SB), 3: G6, 5: 1B (SB), 7: F9
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 5: SO
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4 1: G1, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-3 2: G1, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-3 2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: BB (SB), 8: SO
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: DP
PH-RF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 6: SO, 9: F9
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-2 3: BB, 5: G3, 6: SO
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 3: F7, 5: BB
PH-LF Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-1 7: L6
PH Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-1 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, L 6 122 29 25 10 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 5 5 2.607
Isaka, Ryohei 3 48 13 11 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.286
9 170 42 36 13 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 7 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Scales grounds out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nakata hits a single to right, bases loaded. Inaba hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Koyano hits into a double play.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a solo homer to right. Imanami grounds out to second. Tsuruoka grounds out to second. Scales hits a double to right. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third.

Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi flies out to left. Nakata flies out to center. Inaba hits a double to right. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Hoffpauir hits a 2-run homer to center. Imanami flies out to second.

Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in right.
Itoi walks. Nakata hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Inaba grounds out to first, runner on third. Koyano hits a sac fly to right. Hoffpauir grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher. Uchimura walks and steals second. Matsui strikes out swinging. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 4th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui strikes out swinging. Yamasaki hits a single to center. Iwamura walks, runners on first and second. Garcia hits a single to left, bases loaded. Makida hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 5th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi hits a single to center. Nakata strikes out swinging. Inaba lines out to second. Itoi steals second. Koyano flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Shima grounds out to first. Nakamura walks. Hijirisawa grounds out to first, runner on second. Uchimura hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Uchimura steals second, runners on second and third. Matsui strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Imanami. Tsuruoka fouls out to right. Scales walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iihara takes over at short.
Yamasaki hits a double to right. Iwamura flies out to center, runner on third. Garcia walks, runners on first and third. Yokogawa, pinch-hitting for Makida, strikes out swinging as Garcia steals second, runners on second and third. Shima strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 8th
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Sugiya takes over in center.
Nishimura grounds out to short. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Iwamura hits a single to left and steals second. Garcia strikes out swinging.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters recorded their first win in 7 games (0-5-1).  This was also their 15 shutout victory of the year. ... Keppel got the win and improved to 10-3. ... Hoffpauir had gone 29 games without a homer before hitting two tonight.

Rakuten: The Eagles were handed their 10th shutout loss of the year. ... Nagai took the loss and is now 4-4.