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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 10 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (September 3, 2011)

by on Sep.03, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:00
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 13-4, 1.40 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 2-3, 3.43

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 10 15 1
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 2

Attendance: 18739 | Rakuten leads series, 11-5-1 | Time: 3:34

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: f2, 2: SO, 4: F9, 6: F7
3B Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-2, 1 RBI 8: F7, 9: 2B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 3-for-5, 3 R 1: BB (SB), 3: G5, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: G1
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-2, 3 R 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 6: G3
SS Nishimura, Wataru 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 1B
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 4-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-DH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-0
(1B) Garcia, Luis 1-for-2, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: S9, 5: BB, 7: G5
PR-LF Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-0, 1 R, 1 RBI 8: S7
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 1-for-2 1: SO, 3: 1B
PH-LF-1B Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-3 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: F7
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: S8, 9: SO
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-4 2: G5, 4: G5, 5: DP, 7: BB, 9: SO
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-5, 1 R 2: G1, 4: F8, 6: G6, 7: F8, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 7 90 28 27 7 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.342
Koyama, Shinichiro 1 21 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.979
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 29 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.433
9 140 38 36 10 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Okada, Yoshifumi 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: f2, 7: G4, 9: 1B
(SS) Nemoto, Shunichi 0-for-4 1: G3, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: F8
PH Minami, Ryusuke 0-for-1 9: SO
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: f5, 8: F6
(1B) Castillo, Jose 1-for-3 1: G4, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: BB
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 1-for-4 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: G4
(DH) Fukuura, Kazuya 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: DP, 6: SO
PH-DH Kiyota, Ikuhiro 0-for-1 9: F9
(RF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 2-for-4 2: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G4
(C) Tanaka, Masahiko 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: G5
PH-C Kanazawa, Takeshi 0-for-1 7: f2
PH Watanabe, Masato 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
(LF) Ishimine, Shota 2-for-3 3: F4, 5: 1B, 7: HBP, 9: 2B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Murphy, Bill, L 4 0/3 94 21 17 6 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 6 3 3.699
Nakago, Taiki 0/3 12 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.025
Kimura, Yuta 2 29 7 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.700
Kobayashi, Atsushi 1 26 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3.414
Yamamoto, Tetsuya 2 45 11 10 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7.105
9 206 47 38 15 0 7 6 0 0 1 0 10 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 2 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Matsui fouls out to the catcher. Uchimura walks. Uchimura steals second and advances to third on a throwing error (E2). Takasu walks, runners on first and third. Yamasaki hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Runner advances to third on a passed ball. Garcia hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nakashima strikes out looking. Makida strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Uchimura grounds out to third. Takasu hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E5). Yamasaki hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Garcia hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Nakashima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Makida strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Uchimura hits a single to right. Takasu walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Nakago in for Murphy.
Yamasaki walks, bases loaded. Runners advance on passed ball, one run scores, runners on second and third. Garcia walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kimura in for Nakago.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Nakashima, strikes out looking. Makida hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Shima hits into a 5-4-3 double play.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
A. Kobayashi on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki hits a single to center. Garcia grounds out to third, runner on first. Yokogawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Garcia. Kusano hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Makida hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Hijirisawa flies out to center.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
T. Yamamoto on the mound for Lotte
Defensive changes: Kanazawa is the new catcher.
Iwamura flies out to left. Uchimura hits a single to center. Nishimura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Yokogawa hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Kusano flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
T. Yamamoto on the mound for Lotte
Makida strikes out looking. Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits an infield single. Iwamura hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Uchimura grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Kiyota, pinch-hitting for Fukuura, flies out to right. Kakunaka grounds out to second. M. Watanabe, pinch-hitting for Kanazawa, hits a single to left. Ishimine hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Okada hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. R. Minami, pinch-hitting for Nemoto, strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Okada hits a single to left. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1). Nemoto grounds out to first, runner on third. Imae strikes out swinging. Castillo grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Iguchi flies out to center. Fukuura strikes out swinging. Kakunaka hits a double to left. Tanaka strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Imae hits a single to center. Castillo grounds out to short, runner on second. Iguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Fukuura hits into a double play.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Kusano takes over in left.
Kakunaka hits a single to right. Tanaka grounds out to third, runner on second. Ishimine hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Okada fouls out to the catcher. Nemoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Iwamura takes over at third; Nishimura takes over at short.
Imae fouls out to third. Castillo hits a double to right. Iguchi flies out to center. Fukuura strikes out swinging.

Notes

A marriage proposal / ceremonial first pitch took place before the game (If I throw a strike, please marry me).

Official scorer Hiroyuki Murabayashi worked his 500th career game.

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 2nd game in a row. ... Tanaka won his 4th start in a row and improved to 14-4, including 4-0 in 5 starts against Lotte. ... This was Yamasaki's first 4-hit game since 9/18/2009.

Lotte: The Marines lost their 4th straight game. ... Murphy lost his 3rd straight start and dropped to 2-4, including 0-2 in 2 starts against the Eagles.  This was Murphy's 9th start of the year.