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Orix Buffaloes 9 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 (September 7, 2011)

by on Sep.07, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 5-7, 2.64 - Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 2-3, 3.92

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

Attendance: 11191 | Rakuten leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 2:52

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 3-for-4, 1 R, 5 RBI 1: L3, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 3B
(SS) Obiki, Keiji 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: G3, 2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: G4, 8: BB
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: F8, 2: 1B, 4: F9, 7: F6, 8: G4
(LF-1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-5, 1 R 2: 2B, 2: G4, 5: F8, 7: G4, 9: F8
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-3, 1 R 2: HBP, 3: F4, 5: G6, 8: BB (BrO), 9: G5
(1B) Lee, Seung-Yeop 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 3: G3, 5: F9, 8: 1B
PR-RF Fukae, Masato 1-for-1, 1 R 9: 1B
(DH) Akada, Shogo 1-for-5, 1 R 2: L6, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B, 9: F8
(C) Ito, Hikaru 2-for-2, 3 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(RF-LF) Yoshida, Shintaro 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: S9, 4: S1, 6: F8, 8: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakayama, Shinya, W 9 112 31 28 2 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.522
9 112 31 28 2 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 1

Rakuten

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

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 0-for-4 1: G5, 4: G5, 6: G5, 8: F4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: F9
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: F9, 4: G4, 7: G4, 9: G1
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: G6
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: L5, 7: F7
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: F9, 8: SO
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-2, 1 R 3: HBP, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 3: DP, 6: SO, 8: SO
C Ishimine, Tadashi 0-for-0
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-2, 1 RBI 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Isaka, Ryohei, L 7 120 31 26 8 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 4.500
Tsuchiya, Tomohiro 2 52 12 9 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.909
9 172 43 35 12 0 3 5 1 1 0 0 9 9

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 5 runs, 5 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
T-Okada hits a double to right. Baldiris gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Lee hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Akada lines out to short. Ito walks, bases loaded. Yoshida hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Obiki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Goto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. T-Okada grounds out to second.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Ito hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yoshida. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Obiki flies out to center. Goto flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Tsuchiya on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris walks. Lee hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Fukae enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lee. Akada hits an infield single and Baldiris gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Ito walks, bases loaded. Yoshida strikes out swinging. Sakguchi hits a bases clearing 3-run triple to center. Obiki walks, runners on first and third. Goto grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: T-Okada moves from left to first; Fukae takes over in right; Yoshida moves from right to left.
Nakashima strikes out swinging. Makida hits a double to center. Shima strikes out looking. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Matsui flies out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 6th
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Akada strikes out looking. Ito hits a single to left. Yoshida flies out to center. Sakaguchi walks, runners on first and second. Ito gets picked off second.

Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes won their 9th game in a row (a first since 1997).  They also sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the 2nd. ... Nakayama got the win and is now 6-7, including 1-2 in 4 starts against the Eagles.  He is also 4-0 in 6 starts since his last loss on 7/30 (vs Seibu).  This was Nakayama's 2nd complete game victory of his career. ... Goto extended his hitting streak to 19 games.

Rakuten: The Eagles dropped their 2nd straight game and their 4th straight at Kleenex Stadium. ... Isaka took the loss and dropped to 2-4, including 0-2 in 2 starts against Orix. ... Makida broke up Nakayama's no-hit bid with a 1-out double to center in the bottom of the 8th.