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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Orix Buffaloes 4 (August 10, 2011)

by on Aug.10, 2011 @ 4:41 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Potential Starters: Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 1-2, 4.29 - Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 1-4, 6.51

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 11 1
Orix 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 10 0

Attendance: 23037 | Rakuten leads series, 9-5-0 | Time: 3:32

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 3rd, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: F9, 9: G4 (SB)
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: S2, 3: DP, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(DH) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G6, 4: G5, 5: F6, 7: L6, 9: 1B
PR-DH Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(1B-3B) Kusano, Daisuke 2-for-4 1: BB, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 8: 1B, 9: SO
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 1: SO, 4: BB
PH-1B Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-1 6: BB, 8: 1B
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: S2, 8: G1
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: F8
PH-RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 6: L1
PH Garcia, Luis 0-for-1 8: DP
RF Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 3-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B (CS), 5: 2B, 7: G3, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Isaka, Ryohei, L 4 0/3 71 20 18 6 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 4.680
Arime, Kanehisa 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.730
Yamamura, Hiroki 2 1/3 27 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.818
Sanchez, Romulo 1 23 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.959
8 128 35 32 10 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 4

Orix

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: 1B, 2: G4, 4: L4, 7: G6
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-2, 1 R 1: SE, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 7: F4
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 2 R 1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 8: 1B (SB)
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: F6, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G5, 3: SO, 5: G5, 8: S8
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: SO, 3: 1B, 6: G6, 8: 1B
(RF) Akada, Shogo 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 1B (CS), 8: F7
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: G5, 6: SO, 8: G5
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kondo, Kazuki, W 5 95 21 16 4 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 5.953
Yoshino, Makoto, H 1/3 12 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.266
Higa, Motoki, H 2/3 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.947
Katsuki, Ryota, H 2/3 14 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.613
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 1/3 11 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.954
Kishida, Mamoru, S 1 22 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.831
9 162 40 33 11 0 6 5 0 2 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Takehara strikes out looking. Akada hits a single to right. Suzuki grounds out to short, runner on second. Arakane hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki walks. Goto hits a double to right, runners on second and third. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Takehara hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Akada flies out to center.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits a double to right. Matsui hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Uchimura strikes out looking. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Takasu flies out to short.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sanchez on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nakashima takes over in right.
Goto hits a single to center and steals second. T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Baldiris hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Takehara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Akada flies out to left. Suzuki grounds out to third.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Shima hits an infield single. Hijirisawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Matsui grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Matsui steals second, runners on second and third. Uchimura drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on third. Takasu hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Kusano strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Matsui walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu grounds out to short. Kusano walks, runners on first and second. Iwamura strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 1st
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to center. Obiki bunts and reaches on an error (E2), runners on first and second. Goto strikes out swinging. T-Okada flies out to short. Baldiris grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Takasu grounds out to third. Kusano grounds out to second. Iwamura walks. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Yokogawa flies out to center.

Bottom of the 5th
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Obiki hits a double to left.
Pitching change: Arime in for Isaka.
Goto flies out to left. T-Okada strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Arime.
Baldiris grounds out to third.

Top of the 6th
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Kusano hits a double to left. Yamasaki, pinch-hitting for Iwamura, walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Makida enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Yokogawa.
Pitching change: Higa in for Yoshino.
Makida lines out to the pitcher. Shima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Kusano hits single to left. Yamasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Nakamura fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Garcia, pinch-hitting for Makida, hits into a double play.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 6th game in a row. ... Isaka took the loss and dropped to 1-3.

Orix: The Buffaloes are now 4-0-1 since their last loss on 8/4 (vs Softbank).  They also picked up their 40th win of the year. ... Kondo stopped a personal 4-game losing streak and is now 2-4. ... Kishida saved his 19th game of the year.