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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8 – Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (August 16, 2011)

by on Aug.16, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-3, 1.77 - Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 5-9, 3.13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 8 16 0
Seibu 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 10 2

Attendance: 24276 | Series tied, 6-6-0 | Time: 3:44

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 14, DPs in: 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-5 1: G3, 3: SO, 4: G3, 6: BB, 8: SO, 9: F8
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 3-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (SB), 6: DP, 8: G4 (SB), 9: 1B
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 5-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
PR-3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-5 2: G6, 3: 1B, 5: HBP, 7: G1, 8: G6, 9: SO
(LF-1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4, 1 R 2: BB, 3: L4, 5: G3, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Garcia, Luis 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G6, 5: S8, 7: 1B
PR-LF Nakamura, Masato 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0
(RF-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: 2B, 4: G6, 5: G5, 7: G4, 9: HR
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4, 2 R 2: F9, 4: BB, 6: G6, 8: E4, 9: E6
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: BB (SB), 8: 1B, 9: HBP (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 6 78 26 24 8 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 2.000
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 13 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.402
Aoyama, Koji, W 1 16 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.293
Rasner, Darrell 1 19 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.776
9 126 37 34 10 1 8 0 1 1 0 0 4 4

Seibu

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: F8, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: SO
(2B) Hara, Takuya 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: F4, 5: f7, 7: SO
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 3-for-4, 3 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: HR, 8: G4
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: S8
(RF) Sakata, Ryo 1-for-3 1: F5, 4: HBP, 6: 1B, 8: SO
RF Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0
(DH) Mulhern, Ryan 1-for-4 2: G1, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 9: SO
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: DP
PH Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-1 9: F4
(LF) Asamura, Hideto 1-for-3 2: F7, 5: S5, 7: SO, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wakui, Hideaki 5 93 25 21 8 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 3.149
Okamoto, Atsushi 1 1/3 23 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.101
Hoshino, Tomoki, H 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.588
Kimura, Fumikazu 1 1/3 24 8 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.700
Makita, Kazuhisa, L 2/3 24 8 7 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 2.899
Sakamoto, Yataro 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
9 176 49 42 16 1 6 4 2 0 0 0 8 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kuriyama grounds out to short. Hara grounds out to first. Nakajima hits a single to left. Nakamura hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Fernandez hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Sakata flies out to third.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Yamasaki grounds out to short. Kusano walks. Garcia hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yokogawa hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Shima flies out to right. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura hits a single to right and steals second. Takasu hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yamasaki gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kusano grounds out to first, bases loaded. Garcia hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second. Yokogawa grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a single to center. Nakamura hits a 2-run homer to left. Fernandez flies out to center. Sakata hits a single to right. Mulhern hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T. Hoshi hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kimura on the mound for Seibu
Shima reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsui strikes out swinging. Uchimura grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Uchimura steals second, runners on second and third. Takasu hits a 2-run single to right, runner advances to second on a throw. Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a double to right. Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third. Fernandez hits a sac fly to center. Sakata strikes out swinging.

Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Makita on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Kumashiro takes over in right.
Kusano strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a single to right. Yokogawa hits a 2-run homer to right. Shima reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch, runner on first and second. Matsui flies out to center, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa steals second, runners on second an third. Uchimura hits a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Sakamoto in for Makita.
Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Matsui strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits a single to left and gets picked off first. Takasu hits a single to left. Yamasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kusano lines out to second.

Top of the 4th
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Garcia grounds out to short. Yokogawa grounds out to short. Shima walks. Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsui grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
T. Hoshi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Asamura. Kuriyama grounds out to short, runner on third. Hara fouls out to left.

Top of the 6th
A. Okamoto on the mound for Seibu
Shima grounds out to short. Hijirisawa walks and steals second. Matsui walks, runners on first and second. Uchimura hits into a 5-3 double play.

Top of the 7th
A. Okamoto on the mound for Seibu
Takasu hits a single to center. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for A. Okamoto.
Kusano strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Kimura in for Hoshino.
Garcia hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Garcia. Yokogawa grounds out to second.

Notes

Rakuten: Aoyama got the win in relief and is now 3-3. ... This was Takasu's 2nd 5-hit game of his career. ... Iwakuma surrendered a homer to Nakamura for the first time in his career.

Seibu: The Lions lost their 2nd straight game. ... Makita took the loss, his second in as many relief appearances, and dropped to 2-6. ... Nakamura celebrated his 28th birthday (a day late) with his 30th homer of the year.  He now has three 30 homer seasons under his belt.