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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Orix Buffaloes 5 (August 11, 2011)

by on Aug.11, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-4, 2.61 - Yuki Nishi (ORI) 5-5, 3.00

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

Attendance: 15068 | Rakuten leads series, 9-6-0 | Time: 2:14

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4 1: G6, 3: F7, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G2, 3: G6, 6: G4, 9: DP
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: F8, 6: F7, 9: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G6, 7: G6
(1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G1
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: F7, 7: G4
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-3 2: E5, 5: G4, 8: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-2 2: 1B, 5: SO
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 8: G3
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: SO, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nagai, Satoshi, L 6 88 24 23 6 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.805
Koyama, Shinichiro 2 24 8 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.630
8 112 32 30 8 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 5 5

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: f9, 5: HR, 8: 1B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: F9, 5: G5, 8: S1
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G6
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 4: F8, 6: G3, 8: 1B
(DH) Takehara, Naotaka 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: F8
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G3, 6: G4
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: G6
(C) Ito, Hikaru 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F4, 5: HR, 7: F7
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-3 3: F6, 5: f5, 7: G3

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki, W 9 108 30 30 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.786
9 108 30 30 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Baldiris strikes out looking. Goto hits a 2-run homer to right-center. Takehara strikes out looking.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Yamasaki hits a solo homer to center. Kusano strikes out swinging. Takasu strikes out looking. Nakamura reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Yokogawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Ito hits a solo homer to left. Akada fouls out to third. Sakaguchi hits a solo homer to right. Obiki grounds out to third. Baldiris strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Baldiris grounds out to short, runner on third. Goto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Takehara flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 4th
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris hits a single to left. Goto flies out to center. Takehara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Lee grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Arakane grounds out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 7th game in a row. ... Nagai lost his second straight start and dropped to 4-5. ... Yamasaki's homer in the 2nd was the 399th of his career.

Orix: The Buffaloes are now 5-0-1 since their last loss on 8/4 (vs Softbank). ... Nishi stopped a personal 3-game losing streak and recorded his first victory since 6/4 (vs Hiroshima).  He is now 3-1 in 4 starts against the Eagles and 6-5 overall.  This was also Goto's first complete game victory of his career. ... Goto became the 9th player in NPB history to record a home run out of every spot in the batting order.