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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (August 6, 2011)

by on Aug.06, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 13-3, 1.56 - Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 0-4, 4.33

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

Attendance: 20663 | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-3-0 | Time: 3:11

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G3, 4: 1B, 5: E3, 6: SO
2B Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-1 9: 2B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G4, 4: S1, 5: 1B, 7: G5, 9: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 0-for-3 1: G4, 4: HBP, 5: G4, 7: BB, 9: SO
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 2: G5, 4: F7, 5: BB, 7: HBP, 9: SO
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: G5, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F7, 5: 2B, 5: F3, 7: G4
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 3: G6, 5: BB, 6: HR, 8: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-3 3: f3, 5: S1, 6: G6, 8: G5
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-3, 1 R 3: G6, 5: BB, 6: F9, 8: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, W 7 112 28 27 7 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 1.671
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 15 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.392
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 10 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.019
9 137 36 35 9 1 11 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4 1: E4, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: SO
CF Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-0
(2B-SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: S3, 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G3, 4: F8, 5: 1B, 8: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(3B-2B) Takasu, Yosuke 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: f3, 8: SO
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: HR, 6: f2, 9: F9
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G3, 6: F6
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-1 9: G3
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 2: SO
C Ishimine, Tadashi 3-for-3 5: 1B, 7: 1B (CS), 9: 2B
(CF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2, 1 R 3: G4, 5: G6
PH-3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-2 7: F8, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin, L 4 2/3 91 23 17 4 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 5 0 3.825
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 2/3 30 8 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.227
Arime, Kanehisa 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.771
Katayama, Hiroshi 2 23 7 7 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.143
9 153 40 32 6 1 6 4 2 2 0 0 6 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura flies out to center. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Takasu hits a single to center. Garcia hits a 2-run homer to center. Yokogawa grounds out to first.

Top of the 5th - 5 runs, 3 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a double to center. Hoffpauir walks, runners on first and second. Iiyama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Tsuruoka walks, bases loaded. Scales reaches on fielding error (E3) and 2 runs score, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Nakata walks, bases loaded. Inaba hits an 2-run single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Jimenez.
Defensive changes: Ishimine is the new catcher.
Koyano flies out to first.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ishimine hits a single to left. Makida grounds out to short, runner on first. Matsui hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a solo homer to right. Iiyama grounds out to short. Tsuruoka flies out to right. Scales strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Uchimura hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Nakamura grounds out to first, runner on third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Scales hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Itoi gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nakata flies out to left. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to third. Itoi walks. Nakata gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Arime in for Yamamura.
Inaba flies out to center. Koyano hits a grounder to second and Nakata is called out on offensive interference.

Top of the 9th
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Imanami hits a double to right. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Itoi strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Garcia flies out to right. Kusano, pinch-hitting for Yokogawa, grounds out to first. Ishimine hits a double to left. Iwamura grounds out to second.

Notes

Total Tenboss' Kensuke Fujita threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters sent 10 batters to the plate in the 5th inning.  They also won their 2nd straight game and notched their 50th victory of the year. ... Darvish won the game and improved to 14-3.  He also topped out at 156km/h.  His 14 victories is also tops in either league. ... H. Takeda saved his 27th game of the year. ... Hoffpauir now has 3 homers in 2 games.

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 2nd straight game.  They also drew a season high 20,663. ... Jimenez took the loss and is now 0-5 in 9 games (7 starts).