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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (August 26, 2011)

by on Aug.26, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Sho Iwasaki (SOF) 5-1, 2.14 - Takahiro Shiomi (RAK) 5-7, 2.76

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

Attendance: 15145 | Softbank leads series, 10-8-1 | Time: 3:07

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-5 1: E5, 3: 1B, 6: G1, 7: G6, 9: F7
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 2-for-3 1: S5, 3: 1B, 6: G3, 8: 1B
(RF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 2-for-4 1: G3, 3: f2, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(LF) Matsunaka, Nobuhiko 1-for-4 1: L6, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G4
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: F8, 5: G6, 7: F9, 9: 1B
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 0-for-2 3: F7, 5: F4
PH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-1 7: F9
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
PH Tamura, Hitoshi 0-for-1 9: F7
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0
C Yamazaki, Katsuki 1-for-4 3: SO, 5: f3, 7: 1B, 9: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwasaki, Sho, L 6 97 24 19 4 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.215
Fujita, Soichi 1/3 11 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 7.714
Yoshikawa, Teruaki 1 2/3 21 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.588
8 129 33 26 6 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: BB, 7: F8
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: G4, 4: F9, 5: 1B, 7: F7
(3B-1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: BB, 4: F7, 5: SO, 8: G3
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4 1: F6, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: SO
(RF-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 2-for-4 2: G1, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-2 2: BB, 5: SO, 6: DP
RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-1 8: G6
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 0-for-2 2: DP, 5: F5
3B Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-1 7: 1B
(C) Ishimine, Tadashi 1-for-2, 1 R 3: F9, 5: 1B (SB)
PH-C Shima, Motohiro 0-for-0 7: S2
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-0, 1 R 3: BB (CS), 5: BB, 7: BB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Shiomi, Takahiro, W 6 1/3 98 25 24 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.588
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 1/3 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.086
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 15 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.395
Aoyama, Koji, H 2/3 14 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.185
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 10 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.434
9 144 37 36 9 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwasaki on the mound for Softbank
Garcia strikes out looking. Nakamura flies out to third. Ishimine hits a single to right and steals second. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second. Matsui walks, bases loaded. Uchimura hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Kusano strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki reaches on an (E5), runner on first. Honda hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Uchikawa grounds out to first, runner on third. Matsunaka lines out to short.

Top of the 3rd
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Hasegawa flies out to left. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Uchikawa fouls out to the catcher.

Top of the 6th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki grounds out to the pitcher. Honda grounds out to first. Uchikawa hits a single to center. Matsunaka hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Cabrera grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Shiomi on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Makida takes over in right; Iwamura takes over at third; Kusano moves from third to first; Yokogawa moves from right to left.
Kokubo hits a single to center. Matsuda flies out to right. Ortiz enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hasegawa.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Shiomi.
Ortiz flies out to right. Yamazaki hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Koyama.
Kawasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th
Fujita on the mound for Softbank
Defensive changes: Kidokoro takes over in center.
Iwamura hits a single to right. Shima, pinch-hitting for Ishimine, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yoshikawa in for Fujita.
Matsui flies out to center. Uchimura flies out to left.

Top of the 8th
Katayama is on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Shima is the new catcher.
Honda hits an infield single. Uchikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Matsunaka grounds out to second, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Katayama.
Cabrera strikes out swinging. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Notes

Misako Yasuda and Hiromichi Sato were guests at the game and did radio calisthenics with the kids before the game.

Injuries: Even though Hosokawa injured his right calf during pre-game BP, he was still penciled into the starting line-up.  But he wasn't able to take the field in the bottom of the 1st and was subsequently replaced.

Softbank: The Hawks' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They have also lost 3 in a row against the Eagles.  This was the 8th time the Hawks suffered a shutout loss this season. ... Iwasaki took the loss and is now 5-3, including 3-2 in 5 starts against Rakuten.

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 6th game in a row (first since 9/2009) and recorded their 12th shutout victory of the year. ... Shiomi won his 2nd straight start and is now 6-7, including 3-2 in 5 starts against the Hawks.  Shiomi started the game on 4 days of rest. ... Rasner saved his 8th game of the year.