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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (August 23, 2011)

by on Aug.23, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-3, 2.00 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 9-7, 1.54

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 13 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 12 2

Attendance: 21608 | Nippon Ham leads series, 11-4-0 | Time: 3:26

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F9, 4: G5, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3 1: S2, 2: F4, 4: 1B (SB), 7: BB (BrO), 8: G4
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: 2B, 4: F7, 7: 1B
PR-1B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 9: G5
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: S9, 3: G6, 5: f5, 7: SO
PH-DH Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-1 9: 1B
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-4, 1 R 1: G5, 3: E8, 5: SO, 7: G3
PR-3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 9: SO
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: G4, 7: F8, 9: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 3: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 1-for-2 2: 1B, 3: G6, 6: S1
PH-LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-1 8: f5
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: 1B (SB)

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, W 6 0/3 90 24 23 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.962
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.610
Yamamura, Hiroki, H 2/3 14 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.558
Aoyama, Koji 1 22 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3.316
Rasner, Darrell 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.628
9 137 36 35 12 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4, 1 R 1: L4, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 2B, 4: 1B (CS), 6: F9, 8: 1B
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: F8, 4: S8, 6: F5, 8: F4
(DH) Inaba, Atsunori 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-4 2: F4, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 8: G4
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah 1-for-4 2: F9, 5: 1B (CS), 7: F8, 9: F9
(SS) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-2 3: F9, 5: 1B
PH Ugumori, Atsushi 1-for-1 7: 1B
SS Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-0
PH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-1 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: DP
PH Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-1 7: SO
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-1 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Takeda, Masaru, L 6 2/3 91 32 27 10 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 4 2 1.601
Tanimoto, Keisuke 2/3 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.337
Miyanishi, Naoki 2/3 21 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.057
Tadano, Kazuhito 1 12 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 133 42 37 13 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 6 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Yamasaki hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Garcia grounds out to third.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida walks. Shima strikes out swinging. Nakashima hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Matsui flies out to right. Uchimura flies out to second.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu hits a double to left. Yamasaki grounds out to short. Garcia reaches on a fielding error (E8), runners on first and third. Makida hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Shima hits an RBI double to center and Makida gets thrown out at home, runner on second. Nakashima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Yang (Yoh) hits a double to right. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Nakata hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Itoi gets caught trying to steal second. Inaba hits an infield single. Koyano grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iiyama takes over at short; Tsuruoka is the new catcher.
Shima strikes out looking. Yokogawa enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nakashima.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Tanimoto.
Yokogawa fouls out to third. Hijirisawa hits a single to left and steals second. Matsui hits an RBI single to right and scores on a throwing error (E3). Uchimira grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in left.
Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Itoi hits a single to center. Nakata flies out to second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Inaba hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Koyano grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Scales strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) lines out to second. Itoi hits a double to center. Nakata flies out to center.

Top of the 4th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa grounds out to third. Matsui grounds out to third. Uchimura hits a single to right and steals second. Takasu flies out to left.

Bottom of the 5th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Imanami hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hoffpauir gets thrown out trying to steal third (failed bunt attempt), runner on first. Ono hits a into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 6th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Shima hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakashima. Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Matsui flies out to center.

Bottom of the 6th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Scales hits a single to left. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to right, runners on first and third. Nakata flies out to third. Inaba strikes out looking.

Top of the 7th
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura walks. Takasu hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Garcia hits a grounder to first and Uchimura gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and third. Iwamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Garcia.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for M. Takeda.
Makida flies out to center.

Bottom of the 7th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at first; Iwamura takes over at third.
Koyano hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Iwakuma.
Hoffpauir flies out to center. Ugumori enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Imanami.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Katayama.
Ugumori hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sugiya, pinch-hitting for Ono, strikes out swinging. Scales strikes out swinging.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 3rd straight game and notched their 400th franchise victory. ... Iwakuma got the win and improved to 5-3, including 1-1 in 2 starts against the Fighters.  This was also his first win since 7/27 (a span in which he went 0-1 in 3 starts).  Iwakuma became the 164th pitcher in NPB history to pitch 1,500 innings.  He topped out at 148km/h.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost for the first time in 6 games (they were on a 4-0-1 run). ... M. Takeda lost his 2nd start of the year and is now 9-8, including 2-2 in 4 starts against Rakuten. ... The E3 in the 8th: the Fighters had Matsui in a run-down between first and second when Hoffpauir tried to throw the ball back to second, only no one was there and the ball rolled into the outfield allow Matsui to score.