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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (August 8, 2011)

by on Aug.08, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yuki Saito (HAM) 3-2, 2.70 - Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 4-5, 2.37

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

Attendance: 16222 | Nippon Ham leads series, 11-3-0 | Time: 3:27

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3, 1 R 1: G1, 2: F8, 5: BB, 7: 1B
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 9: F7
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: G4, 5: G1, 7: S1, 9: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: BB (SB), 9: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 2-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: HR, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: F9
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 4: F8, 5: G4, 7: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-3 1: SO, 4: BB (CS), 6: 1B (BrO), 8: G6
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-4 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (BrO), 8: F8
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G1, 8: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-4 2: F2, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Saito, Yuki 4 1/3 93 23 18 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.842
Ishii, Yuya, W 2/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.614
Sakakibara, Ryo, H 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.764
Miyanishi, Naoki, H 1 14 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.800
Masui, Hirotoshi, H 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.350
Takeda, Hisashi, S 1 13 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.991
9 133 37 32 6 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-5, 1 R 1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: G4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 2-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: SO
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 2: BB, 4: E4, 5: BB, 8: F5
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-2 2: DP, 4: SO
PH-1B Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-2 5: DP, 8: G3
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 2: F7, 4: F8
PH-RF Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-1 6: F9
PH Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 8: F7
CF Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-2 3: G1, 4: BB, 6: G6
PH Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: SO
(CF-RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-3, 1 R 3: BB, 4: F7, 6: F8, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro, L 5 0/3 98 25 23 9 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.639
Yamamura, Hiroki 1 1/3 8 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.038
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 2/3 22 6 5 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.909
Rasner, Darrell 1 26 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.531
9 154 40 36 12 1 10 3 0 1 1 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Scales grounds out to the pitcher. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Itoi hits a single to left and steals second. Nakata hits a 2-run homer left-center. Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Shima grounds out to the pitcher. Makida walks. Matsui hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Uchimura hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Takasu flies out to right, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka hits a single to left. Scales walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to center, runners on first and third. Nakata hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Inaba grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits a single to center. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Takasu hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Nakamura walks, bases loaded. Kusano enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Garcia.
Pitching change: Ishii in for Saito.
Kusano hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui grounds out to second. Uchimura hits a single to center and steals second. Takasu strikes out looking. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba flies out to center. Koyano walks. Hoffpauir hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Iiyama hits into a double play (failed third bunt, Koyano doubled off third).

Bottom of the 4th
Saito on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Garcia strikes out swinging. Yokogawa flies out to center. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Makida flies out to left.

Top of the 6th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Kusano takes over at first.
Koyano hits a single to center. Hoffpauir hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Shiomi.
Iiyama hits a grounder to the pitcher and Koyano gets thrown out running the bases and Hoffpauir gets thrown out trying to advance to third, runner on second. Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nakashima takes over in right.
Scales hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh).
Pitching change: Katayama in for Yamamura.
Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Itoi walks, runners on first and third. Nakata strikes out swinging. Itoi steals second, runners on second and third. Inaba strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Imanami takes over at second.
Matsui hits a double to left. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Takasu files out to center, runner on third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Hijirisawa takes over in center; Makida moves from center to right.
Tsuruoka flies out to center. Imanami flies out to left. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Nakata flies out to right.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 4th game in a row.  This was also the first time the Fighters won 4 in a row against one team since they took 4 in a row from the Buffaloes in 2005 (9/22-9/25).  For the 5th time this year, every player in the starting line-up had at least one hit. ... Ishii got the win and is now 1-0.  He also became the 31st player in NPB history (2nd in franchise history) to record a win on just 1 pitch. ... H. Takeda saved his 28th game of the year. ... Saito has not allowed a homer to 169 consecutive batters.

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 4th game in a row (all at the hands of the Fighters). ... Shiomi took the loss and is now 4-6.