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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (August 20, 2011)

by on Aug.20, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 14:00
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 11-4, 1.51 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 7-3, 1.69

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

Attendance: 35208 | Softbank leads series, 10-6-1 | Time: 2:49

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-3 1: F7, 4: BB, 6: 1B (CS), 8: f3
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: F9, 4: S1, 7: SO, 9: SO
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: F8, 7: G1, 9: 1B
PR-LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: G4, 7: G3, 9: f2
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PR-1B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: (BrO), 9: F9
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-2 2: G5, 5: SO, 8: S1
3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3, 1 R 3: G3, 5: G4, 8: G1
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 RBI 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: 1B (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 9 126 34 32 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.478
9 126 34 32 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 0-for-4 1: G3, 4: F7, 6: G3, 9: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: G6, 7: G4, 9: SO
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
PR Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-3 2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: F9, 9: BB
PR Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 9: 1B
PR-DH Akashi, Kenji 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: DP, 8: F8, 9: BB
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-4 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: G3, 9: G4
(1B) Ortiz, Jose 1-for-3 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 6: SO
PH Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-1 8: G6
C Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, L 8 111 28 25 4 0 9 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 1.719
Yoshikawa, Teruaki 1 9 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.824
9 120 32 29 5 0 10 1 0 2 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Garcia hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura. Nakashima hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Shima hits a grounder to the pitcher and Nishimura gets thrown out running the bases, Shima to second. Makida hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to center, runner of first. Hijirisawa steals second. Matsui fouls out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Iwamura takes over at third; Yokogawa takes over in left.
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda strikes out swinging. Uchikawa hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Matsunaka. Cabrera hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Akashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Akashi steals second, runners on second and third. Matsuda walks, bases loaded. Hasegawa grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 4th
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Matsui walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu flies out to center. Yamasaki grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Matsunaka hits a single to left. Cabrera hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits into a 4-6-3 double play, runner on third. Hasegawa strikes out looking.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles stopped a 2-game losing streak. ... Tanaka won his 2nd straight start and improved to 12-4, including 1-0 in 2 starts against the Hawks. This was also his 24th complete game victory of his career and his 22nd double-digit strikeout game of his career. Tanaka topped out at 155km/h. ... Matsui broke up Sugiuchi's no-hit bid with a 2-out single in the top of the 6th.

Softbank: The Hawks' 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Sugiuchi took the loss and is now 7-4.  This was Sugiuchi's first loss in 7 starts which also ended a personal 3-game winning streak. ... Cabrera broke up Tanaka's shutout with a 2-out RBI single to center in the bottom of the 9th.