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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (August 25, 2011)

by on Aug.25, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kelvin Jimenez (RAK) 1-6, 3.83 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 15-3, 1.59

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

Attendance: 20330 | Nippon Ham leads series, 11-6-0 | Time: 2:58

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: SO, 6: G5, 8: G4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: E5
(3B-1B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: G6
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: L4, 9: SO
(RF-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: HBP
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO
3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 9: G6
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-3, 1 RBI 2: G6, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: SO
RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-2, 1 R 2: G6, 5: S3, 8: 1B
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: S5

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Jimenez, Kelvin 5 2/3 113 26 19 5 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 3.610
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, H 2/3 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
Satake, Kenta, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.063
Yamamura, Hiroki, W 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.528
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.465
Aoyama, Koji, H 2/3 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.222
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 15 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.496
9 154 38 30 7 0 5 4 1 2 0 0 1 1

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: HBP, 4: G6, 7: G1, 9: SO
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: S9, 5: F9, 7: 1B
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 9: F6
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: F8
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 2: SO, 3: F7, 5: BB, 7: F7
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-3 2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: L3
PH-LF Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-1 8: F9
(DH) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: f7, 8: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 0-for-2 2: G5, 4: S3, 6: BB (SB), 8: G6
(2B) Imanami, Takahiro 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: F8, 6: G6, 9: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-2, 1 R 3: 3B, 4: BB, 6: G6, 9: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 9 114 34 30 4 0 15 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 1.563
9 114 34 30 4 0 15 1 1 2 0 0 2 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Yokogawa hits a double to center. Garcia hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nakamura drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on second. Shima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka hits a triple to right. Yang (Yoh) gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Iiyama hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakata flies out to left. Inaba strikes out looking.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Shima hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Matsui grounds out to second, runner on third. Uchimura reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a runner scores, runner on first. Kusano grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Nakata strikes out swinging. Inaba hits a single to left. Scales hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds out to third, runners on second and third. Imanami flies out to left.

Bottom of the 4th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Scales walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Koyano. Imanami flies out to center. Tsuruoka walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Garcia strikes out looking. Nakamura walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Iiyama flies out to right. Itoi hits a single to center. Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Inaba lines out to first and Itoi gets doubled off second.

Bottom of the 6th
Jimenez on the mound for Rakuten
Scales fouls out to left. Koyano walks and steals second. Imanami grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Jimenez.
Tsuruoka grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive change: Makida takes over in right; Yokogawa moves from right to left.
Imanami hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Hoffpauir, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, flies out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 5th game in a row.  And going back to last year, they have also won 5 straight at Sapporo Dome. ... Yamamura got the win in relief and is now 1-0.  He also became the 2nd pitcher to record a win on 1 pitch this season (16th overall in PL history). ... Rasner saved his 7th game of the year.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters dropped their 3rd straight game. ... Darvish took the loss and is now 15-4, including 3-1 in 4 starts against the Eagles.  His personal 2-game winning streak (2-0 in 3 starts) came to an end.  Darvish also recorded his 48th double-digit strikeout game of his career (10th of the season), topped out at 156km/h, and lost his 19th complete game of his career.