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Saitama Seibu Lions 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (August 31, 2011)

by on Aug.31, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Saitama Seibu Lions vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Morioka Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yusei Kikuchi (SEI) 3-0, 4.43 - Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 1-3, 4.64

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

Attendance: 14979 | Rakuten leads series, 8-7-1 | Time: 2:48

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G1, 6: L6, 7: 1B
(2B) Hara, Takuya 1-for-2 1: S3, 3: 2B, 6: F9
PH-2B Abe, Masahiro 0-for-1 7: G6
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-3 1: G5, 3: SO, 6: HBP, 8: F4
(3B) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-4 1: G5, 4: F8, 6: F9, 8: 1B (BrO)
(DH) Osaki, Yutaro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: F7, 7: 2B, 8: BB
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 8: L1
(LF-RF) Sakata, Ryo 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 5: G3, 7: 2B, 9: 1B
PR Kumashiro, Masato 0-for-0 9: (BrO)
(C) Hoshi, Takanori 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: G3, 9: f2
(RF) Akiyama, Shogo 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: f7
PH-LF Asamura, Hideto 0-for-1 7: L5
PH Hirao, Hiroshi 0-for-1 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kikuchi, Yusei, L 8 117 32 28 6 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 4.451
8 117 32 28 6 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 3-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: 1B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-2, 1 R 1: S2, 4: 1B (SB), 5: HBP, 7: G3
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 4: BB, 5: 1B
PR-3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 8: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: DP, 4: HR, 5: F8, 8: G6
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G5, 6: F8, 8: F7
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: F9, 6: F8
1B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(1B-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G3, 6: F6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: f3
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 3: G5, 5: G4, 7: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Isaka, Ryohei, W 6 75 22 20 3 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.923
Yamamura, Hiroki 1/3 14 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.700
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 1/3 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.328
Koyama, Shinichiro, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.042
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 13 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.032
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.512
9 124 36 33 9 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura hits a single to center and steals second. Takasu walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits a 3-run homer to left. Makida grounds out to third. Nakashima flies out to right. Yokogawa grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Shima grounds out to first. Hijirisawa grounds out to second. Matsui hits a single to left. Uchimura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Takasu hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Iwamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Yamasaki flies out to center.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at first; Yokogawa moves from first to left.
Osaki hits a double to left. Fernandez hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Sakata hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. T. Hoshi grounds out to first, runner on third.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Yamamura.
Asamura, pinch-hitting for Akiyama, lines out to third. Kuriyama hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Abe enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hara.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Katayama.
Abe grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Kuriyama hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hara. Nakajima grounds out to third. Nakamura grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 1st
Kikuchi on the mound for Seibu
Matsui hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top of the 3rd
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Akiyama grounds out to short. Kuriyama grounds out to the pitcher. Hara hits a double to center. Nakajima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 8th
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima flies out to second. Nakamura hits a single to left. Osaki walks, runners on first and second. Fernandez lines out to the pitcher and Nakamura gets doubled off second.

Notes

Seibu: The Lions lost their 2nd straight. ... Kikuchi dropped his first game of his Ichi-gun career and is now 3-1 this year.  This was also Kikuchi's first complete game loss of his career.

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 2nd game in a row to become the 3rd team in the PL to record 50 victories.  The Eagles finished out the month, 14-12-1.  Not bad considering they also went through a 7-game losing streak. ... Isaka got the win, his first since 7/13, and is now 2-3. ... Rasner saved his 10th game of the year.  He is the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to record double-digit saves. ... Yamasaki's homer in the 4th was his 10th of the season.  That gives him 7 straight seasons of 10 or more homers (15th overall).