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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (August 19, 2011)

by on Aug.19, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hiromichi Fujiwara (RAK) - Sho Iwasaki (SOF) 4-1, 2.25

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

Attendance: 31493 | Softbank leads series, 10-5-1 | Time: 3:30

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 1: G3, 3: F8, 5: G3, 8: BB
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4, 1 R 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: F7
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G1, 4: 2B, 6: G5, 9: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: G1, 9: SO
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G4, 7: F8, 9: G4
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-3 2: F6, 4: G1, 7: 1B
PR-1B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: F9, 5: G6, 7: DP
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-2 3: G1, 5: SO
PH Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-0 8: HBP
PR-RF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 3: L3, 5: 2B, 8: G5 (CS)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fujiwara, Hiromichi, L 2 2/3 57 15 11 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 6.750
Tsuchiya, Tomohiro 2 1/3 29 8 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.077
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 18 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.248
Katayama, Hiroshi 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.686
Yamamura, Hiroki 2/3 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.841
Arime, Kanehisa 2/3 28 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.350
8 153 37 29 8 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 4 4

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: G6, 2: BB (SB), 4: F9, 7: G5, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB (SB), 2: G4, 4: F7, 7: SO
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: f5, 7: F6
P Falkenborg, Brian 0-for-0
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: DP, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PR-DH Nakanishi, Kenta 0-for-0
PR-DH-CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 1: F7, 3: BB (SB), 5: f2, 8: F8
(CF-LF) Hasegawa, Yuya 3-for-3, 2 R 2: 2B, 3: BB, 6: 1B (SB), 8: 2B
(1B) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: F7, 6: F7
RF Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0 8: BB
(RF-1B) Akashi, Kenji 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: 1B (SB)
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: S1, 6: SO, 8: S8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwasaki, Sho, W 7 103 25 25 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.136
Morifuku, Masahiko, H 1 17 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.908
Falkenborg, Brian, S 1 11 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.182
9 131 32 30 5 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda walks and steals second. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to left.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a double to left. Ortiz hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Akashi flies out to left. Hosokawa grounds out to short, runner on third. Kawasaki walks, runners on first and third. Kawasaki steals second, runners on second and third. Honda grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Uchimura hits an infield single. Takasu hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third. Garcia grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in right.
Cabrera hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nakanishi. Matsuda flies out to center.
Pitching change: Arime in for Yamamura.
Hasegawa hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nakanishi. Fukuda walks, bases loaded. Akashi hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Hosokawa hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and third. Akashi steals second, runners on second and third. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Uchikawa hits a single to left. Cabrera hits into a 6-4-3 double play. Matsuda walks and steals second.
Pitching change: Tsuchiya in for Fujiwara.
Hasegawa walks, runners on first and second. Ortiz flies out to left.

Bottom of the 4th
Tsuchiya on the mound for Softbank
Akashi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa. Kawasaki flies out to right. Honda flies out to left.

Top of the 5th
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Shima grounds out to short. Makida strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits a double to right. Matsui grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 6th
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa hits a single to center. Ortiz flies out to left. Akashi strikes out swinging as Hasegawa steals second. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.

Notes

Injuries: Fujiwara (RAK) suffered an injury to his left elbow and immediately removed partway through 3rd inning.

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 2nd in a row. ... Fujiwara started his first game of the year and took the loss.  Going back to last season, he has now lost his last 4 starts in a row.

Softbank: The Hawks won their 4th in a row. ... Iwasaki started his 9th game of the year and improved to 5-1, including 3-1 in 4 starts against the Eagles.  Iwasaki has gone 5-0 since losing his second start of the season on 5/5. ... Falkenborg saved his 14th game of the year. ... Honda now has four straight seasons of 40 or more stolen bases.