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Orix Buffaloes 4 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 (September 6, 2011)

by on Sep.06, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 7-3, 3.13 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 6-3, 1.88

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 12 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Attendance: 14896 | Rakuten leads series, 9-7-0 | Time: 2:48

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F4, 9: F9
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4 1: F9, 3: DP, 5: G4, 7: 1B
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B (BrO), 4: F7, 6: 1B, 7: SO
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: F4, 6: F8, 8: 1B
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 2-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO
RF Fukae, Masato 0-for-0
(DH) Akada, Shogo 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: G4, 5: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO
(C) Ito, Hikaru 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: S1, 6: F9, 8: F7
(RF-LF) Yoshida, Shintaro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kaneko, Chihiro, W 9 130 30 29 3 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.869
9 130 30 29 3 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: SO, 9: 2B
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: S1, 3: G6, 6: SO, 9: G4
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-3 1: G6, 4: SO, 7: G5
3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-1 9: G3
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3 1: G1, 4: f2, 7: F9
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: G4, 4: G4, 7: SO
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: G6, 5: SO, 8: G4
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-3 2: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G4
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: SO
PH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-1 8: G4
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-0
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 3: G4, 6: SO, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 6 95 26 24 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.152
Satake, Kenta 2 35 9 9 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.268
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.336
9 140 38 36 12 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Ito strikes out swinging. Yoshida walks. Sakaguchi hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Obiki hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Goto hits into a 4-6-3 double play.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Akada hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ito. Yoshida hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second. Obiki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Goto grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada hits a single to center. Baldiris flies out to center. Lee hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Akada drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Ito flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsui hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu grounds out to short. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 2nd
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada hits a single to right. Baldiris grounds out to short, runner on second. Lee hits an infield single and T-Okada gets thrown out running the bases, runner to second. Akada grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Yoshida strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a single to right. Obiki flies out to second. Goto hits a single to enter, runners on first and third. T-Okada strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 9th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Matsui hits a double to left. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on third. Iwamura grounds out to first.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes won their 8th in a row (first since 5/2001) and 4th in a row against the Eagles.  This was also their 10th shutout victory of the year. ... C. Kaneko won his 2nd straight start and improved to 8-3, including 2-0 in 3 starts against Rakuten.  Since 7/26/2008, Kaneko is 10-0 in 19 games (13 starts) against the Eagles and 12-1 lifetime.   This was also the 11th shutout of his career and his 11th double-digit strikeout game of his career (1st of the season). ... Goto extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

Rakuten: The Eagles' 3-game winning streak came to an end.  They were also handed their 11th shutout loss of the season. ... Iwakuma took the loss and is now 6-4, including 0-1 in 2 starts against the Buffaloes.  His personal 2-game winning streak also came to an end.  Iwakuma is also 0-3 in 4 starts at Kleenex Stadium this season.