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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Saitama Seibu Lions 6 (August 18, 2011)

by on Aug.18, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Saitama Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 1-5, 3.55 - Yusei Kikuchi (SEI) 2-0, 6.75

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

Attendance: 20293 | Seibu leads series, 7-6-1 | Time: 2:50

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F6, 8: E5
PR-SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0 8: (SB) (BrO)
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: DP, 6: F7, 8: 1B
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: G1, 3: F4, 6: F8, 9: F6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: HR
(1B) Garcia, Luis 2-for-4 1: G5, 4: 2B, 7: F4, 9: 2B
PR Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-4 2: F7, 4: G5, 7: G1, 9: G5
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: L3, 4: G6, 7: G5
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-1 9: F8
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 2: HBP, 5: F9, 8: F8
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: G6, 8: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin, L 6 106 29 22 6 0 2 5 1 1 1 0 5 4 3.832
Tsuchiya, Tomohiro 2 60 9 8 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 4.500
8 166 38 30 8 0 4 5 2 1 2 0 6 5

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: F7, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 3B
(2B) Hara, Takuya 0-for-4 1: G1, 2: G6, 5: S1, 6: G4, 8: f3
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 2-for-4 1: G4, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 0-for-1, 1 R 1: BB (SB), 3: BB, 5: HBP, 7: SO
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 3: DP, 5: DP, 7: 1B
PR-LF Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F7, 6: 振逃, 7: F9
(DH) Mulhern, Ryan 1-for-3, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: HBP
PR-DH Sakata, Ryo 0-for-0, 1 R
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: F9, 6: 1B (SB), 8: F9
(LF-1B) Asamura, Hideto 0-for-4 2: G4, 4: G4, 6: F9, 8: G5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kikuchi, Yusei, W 9 112 34 31 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 4.433
9 112 34 31 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Kuriyama walks. Hara grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Nakajima grounds out to second, runner on third. Nakamura walks, runners on first and third. Nakamura steals second, runners on second and third. Fernandez walks, bases loaded. Akiyama hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Mulhern hits a 3-run double to left, runner on second. T. Hoshi grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Akiyama strikes out swinging and reaches on a passed ball. Mulhern grounds out to short, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. T. Hoshi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Asamura flies out to right. T. Hoshi steals second. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Hara grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuchiya on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at short.
Mulhern gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Sakata. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. T. Hoshi flies out to right. Asamura grounds out to third. Kuriayama hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Hara fouls out to first.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Takasu flies out to short. Yamasaki hits a solo homer to left. Garcia hits a double to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Yokogawa. Nakashima grounds out to third. Ishimine flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Matsui hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E1). Uchimura hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Takasu grounds out to the pitcher. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and third. Garcia grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a single to center and steals second. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Fernadez hits into a double play, runner on third. Akiyama flies out to left.

Top of the 4th
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Yamasaki grounds out to short. Garcia hits a double to left. Nakashima grounds out to third. Shima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Kuriyama hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hara. Nakajima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Ferandez hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 8th
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Defensive changes: Kumashira takes over in left; Asamura moves from left to first.
Makida flies out to center. Hijirisawa flies out to left. Matsui reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsui. Nishimura steals second. Uchimura hits a single to right and Nishimura gets thrown out running the bases.

Notes

Rakuten: Jimenez started his 9th game of the season and dropped to 1-6 (he's also appeared in 2 games as a reliever with no decisions). ... Yamasaki slammed his 400th career homer in the 9th.  He also became the oldest player to hit 400 at 42 years and 9 months.

Seibu: The Lions snapped a 3-game winless streak. ... Kikuchi started his 4th game of the year and improved to 3-0.  This was also his 1st complete of his career. ... Nakajima stole his 10th base of the season in the 3rd and now has 7 double-digit stolen base seasons under his belt.