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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 5 (August 27, 2011)

by on Aug.27, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 7-4, 1.72 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 12-4, 1.48

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

Attendance: 21206 | Softbank leads series, 10-9-1 | Time: 3:06

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: SO
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 0-for-3 1: S5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G5
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO
(DH) Kokubo, Hiroki 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Cabrera, Alex 2-for-4 2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 9: 1B
PR Fukuda, Shuhei 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 0-for-4 2: G5, 5: SO, 7: F4, 9: SO
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-3 2: f5, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-3 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(C) Yamazaki, Katsuki 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: SO
PH Ortiz, Jose 0-for-1 7: SO
C Takaya, Hiroaki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sugiuchi, Toshiya, L 3 79 20 14 7 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 5 5 1.995
Kim, Mu-Young 3 48 12 11 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.964
Brazoban, Yhency 1 14 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Fujita, Soichi 1 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.750
8 149 38 31 9 0 7 4 1 2 0 0 5 5

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 2: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: SO
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-1 8: F8
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: S2, 2: 1B, 3: F6, 6: BB (SB), 8: L5
(3B-1B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: BB, 2: G3, 4: G4, 6: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-3 1: BB, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: f4
(1B) Garcia, Luis 2-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: 1B
PR-3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 6: F8
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-2 1: SO, 3: S1, 4: G9
LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-1 7: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 2: F8, 3: F9, 4: SO, 7: L4
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 3: 1B, 5: f2, 7: F7
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 9 119 34 32 6 0 18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.398
9 119 34 32 6 0 18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 2 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Shima flies out to center. Makida walks. Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Matsui hits a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Uchimura hits an RBI single to right, runner to second on throw. Kusano grounds out to first, runner on third. Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Garcia hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakashima. Shima flies out to right. Makida hits an RBI single to right, runner to second on throw. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Matsui hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Uchimura flies out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Kokubo strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Kusano walks, runners on first and second. Matsui steals third, runners on first and third. Yamasaki walks, bases loaded. Garcia strikes out swinging. Nakashiima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Kim on the mound for Softbank
Kusano grounds out to second. Yamasaki hits a single to left. Garcia hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Iwamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Garcia. Nakashima grounds out to right, runners on first and second. Shima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in left; Kusano moves from third to first; Iwamura takes over at third.
Cabrera hits a double to right. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Tamura walks, runners on first and second. Hasegawa hits a single to center, bases loaded. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Kim on the mound for Softbank
Uchimura walks and steals second. Kusano strikes out swinging. Uchimura steals third. Yamasaki fouls out to second. Iwamura flies out to center.

Top of the 7th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to second. Tamura hits a single to right. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ortiz, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, strikes out swinging.

Notes

Singer / songwriter Miki sang the national anthem before the game.

Softbank: The Hawks dropped their 2nd straight game.  They also suffered their 9th shutout loss of the season (2nd in a row). ... Sugiuchi lost his 2nd straight start and is now 7-5, including 0-2 in 2 starts against Rakuten.

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 7th in a row (ties franchise high) and picked up their 13th shutout victory of the year (2nd in a row). They also tied the franchise high of 4 straight victories against the Hawks. ... Tanaka won his 3rd straight start (all complete games) and improved to 13-4, including 2-0 in 3 starts against the Hawks.  This was also his 3rd shutout of the season (10th of his career) and his 6th double-digit strikeout game of the season (23rd of his career).