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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (August 9, 2011)

by on Aug.09, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-3, 1.95 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 6-1, 2.67

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1x 3 7 0

Attendance: 25218 | Rakuten leads series, 9-4-0 | Time: 3:24

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 5: G3, 7: 1B (CS), 10: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: BB (CS), 5: SO, 8: G1, 10: G6
(DH) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: G4, 4: G1, 6: L1, 8: 1B
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-3 1: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: HBP
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: DP
CF Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-0
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G3, 6: G3, 9: F8
(RF-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F7, 5: 2B, 6: SO, 9: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F8
(CF-RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: S3, 7: SO, 10: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 6 79 20 20 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.773
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 12 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.063
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 1/3 16 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.310
Rasner, Darrell, L 1 2/3 29 9 8 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.941
9 2/3 136 36 35 7 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: G6, 9: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-3 1: G5, 4: G6, 6: G6, 9: S2
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: F1, 7: F7, 9: F6
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G1, 4: G1, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G5, 5: G5, 7: HR, 9: F9
(RF) Taguchi, So 0-for-4 2: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO, 10: G4
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 1-for-4 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: F4, 10: 1B
PR-DH Fukae, Masato 0-for-0, 1 R 10: (SB)
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-4 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 10: G6
(LF) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4, 1 RBI 3: 2B, 6: SO, 8: F8, 10: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro 9 135 35 30 8 1 6 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 2.594
Hirano, Yoshihisa, W 1 16 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.007
10 151 38 33 8 1 8 2 1 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Shima grounds out to second. Makida grounds out to third. Matsui hits a solo homer to center. Uchimura walks and gets caught trying to steal second.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Yokogawa hits a double to center. Shima hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Makida hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Matsui grounds out to first, runner on third. Uchimura strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Goto flies out to left. T-Okada strikes out looking. Baldiris hits a solo homer to left.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Katayama.
Taguchi strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Goto flies out to short. T-Okada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Baldiris flies out to right.

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Taguchi grounds out to second. Takehara hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukae. Fukae steals second. Suzuki grounds out ot short, runner on third. Akada hits a walk-off RBI single to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu grounds out to second, runner on third. Kusano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Takehara grounds out to short. Suzuki grounds out to second. Akada hits a double to right. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Takasu grounds out to the pitcher. Kusano hits a single to right and steals second. Nakamura flies out to right. Iwamura grounds out to first.

Top of the 6th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Takasu lines out to the pitcher. Kusano hits a single to right. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Iwamura grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Yokogawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Suzuki hits an infield single. Akada strikes out looking. Sakaguchi grounds out to short, runner on second. Obiki grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Uchimura grounds out to the pitcher. Takasu hits a single to right. Kusano gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits into a 6-3 double play.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 5th straight game. They were also handed their 4th walk-off loss of the season. ... Rasner took the loss, his first as a reliever, and is now 3-3.

Orix: The Buffaloes are now 3-0-1 since their last loss on 8/4 (vs Softbank).  This was was their 4th walk-off victory of the year. ... Hirano got the win in relief and is now 3-0. ... Akada's walk-off was the 7th of his career (and 2nd of the season).