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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 (August 7, 2011)

by on Aug.07, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 8-6, 1.29 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 10-3, 1.16

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 10 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 1

Attendance: 18562 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-3-0 | Time: 2:57

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: SO
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-1 9: L4
(SS-2B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: S1, 5: G4, 8: SO, 9: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PH-CF Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-1, 1 RBI 9: G4
(LF) Nakata, Sho 1-for-5, 1 R 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B, 9: SO
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: F8, 6: G1, 8: F9
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: F4, 8: BB
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: F6, 5: 2B, 7: BB, 8: 2B
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: S1, 8: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 1-for-3, 2 R 3: F9, 5: HBP, 7: SO, 9: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, W 6 69 22 21 6 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.297
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 17 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.786
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 16 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.862
Tanimoto, Keisuke 1 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.172
9 114 33 31 7 0 8 0 1 1 0 0 1 1

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 6: 1B (BrO), 8: G6
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-2 1: G5, 3: G6, 6: S5, 8: HBP (SB)
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: F7
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: F7, 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: SO
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4 2: 1B (SB), 4: G5, 7: G6, 9: F8
(DH) Garcia, Luis 2-for-4 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: SO
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-2 2: F9, 5: G5
PH-LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-1 7: SO
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-3 3: F8, 5: DP, 7: F9
(C) Ishimine, Tadashi 1-for-2, 1 R 3: F6, 6: 1B
PH-C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-1 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, L 8 117 35 30 8 2 13 2 1 2 0 0 7 7 1.539
Sanchez, Romulo 1 24 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4.696
9 141 40 35 10 2 14 2 1 2 1 0 8 8

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba hits a solo homer to right. Koyano strikes out swinging. Hoffpauir flies out to short. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a double to center and advances to third on a bad pick-off throw (E2), runner on third. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Ono gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Scales hit a 3-run homer to right. Imanami grounds out to second. Itoi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ishimine hits a single to right. Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Uchimura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Takasu hits an RBI single to left and Hijirisawa gets thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th - 3 run, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in left.
Imanami strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a single to center. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to right, runners on first and third. Koyano walks, bases loaded. Hoffpauir clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Shima is the new catcher.
Ono hits a double to center. Iiyama lines out to second. Imanami hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Sugiya, pinch-hitting for Itoi, drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Nakata strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki flies out to left. Matsui hits a single to center and steals second. Garcia strikes out swinging. Nakashima flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Ono flies out to right. Scales hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Imanami. Itoi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida flies out to center. Ishimine flies out to short. Hijirisawa hits a single to center and steals second. Uchimura grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Ono strikes out swinging. Scales strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui grounds out to short. Garcia hits a double to left. Yokogawa, pinch-hitting for Nakashima, strikes out swinging. Makida flies out to right.

Bottom of the 8th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at short; Imanami moves from short to second.
Shima, pinch-hitting for Ishimine, strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Uchimura gets hit by a pitch and steals second. Takasu flies out to left.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters are 3-0-1 since their last loss on 8/3 (vs Lotte). ... M. Tanaka got the win and improved to 9-6. ... The Fighters have won their last 14 straight games in which Inaba has homered in.

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 3rd straight game. ... Tanaka took the loss and is now 10-4.  This was just Tanaka's 2nd August loss of his career (his 8-game August winning streak from 8/31/2007 came to an end).  He also recorded his 21st double-digit strikeout game of his career (4th of the season).