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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 10 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (September 9, 2011)

by on Sep.09, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 10-5, 3.60 - Kenji Tomura (RAK) 0-1, 2.53

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

Attendance: 15691 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-6-0 | Time: 3:31

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Scales, Bobby 1-for-3, 1 R 1: f5, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 6: BB
C Ono, Shota 0-for-1 8: G3
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 2B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G1 (SB), 3: G4, 6: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: BB
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F4, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 6: f9, 8: G1
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G3, 6: S5, 7: 1B, 9: SO
LF Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: S7, 7: F3, 9: HR
(DH) Hoffpauir, Micah 2-for-2 2: 1B, 5: 1B
PH-DH Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-0, 1 R 6: BB
PH-DH Ugumori, Atsushi 0-for-2 7: DP, 9: SO
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-2 2: G6, 5: G5
PH-2B Kato, Masayoshi 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 6: 1B
PH-SS Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-1 8: SO, 9: BB
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 0-for-2 3: G6, 5: G4
PH-SS-2B Imanami, Takahiro 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 6: 2B, 8: 3B, 9: F8

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Keppel, Bobby, W 5 109 26 22 9 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.666
Miyanishi, Naoki 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.126
Ishii, Yuya 1 15 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.750
Sakakibara, Ryo 1 16 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.521
Masui, Hirotoshi 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.071
9 166 40 34 10 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 3 3

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 2-for-5 1: 1B, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: f5
SS Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G2, 3: 1B (CS), 4: G4, 6: F3, 9: G4
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: F7, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 1-for-5 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F4, 7: SO, 9: F8
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 1: SO, 3: G1, 5: F8
1B Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-1 7: 1B
(RF-LF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 1-for-2, 1 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: G4
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-2 2: S2, 4: F8, 5: 1B
RF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0 8: HBP
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G4, 4: 1B, 5: G6, 8: BB
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB (SB), 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: DP

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tomura, Kenji 5 0/3 79 22 22 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 3.447
Katayama, Hiroshi, H 2/3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.213
Yamamura, Hiroki, L 0/3 21 5 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 4.641
Satake, Kenta 2 1/3 37 11 10 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.063
Tsuchiya, Tomohiro 1 25 5 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.250
9 170 45 39 15 1 5 4 0 1 1 0 10 10

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits a single to left. Uchimura fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Iwamura hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Garcia strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 run, 4 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yokogawa hits a single to left. Nakamura flies out to  center. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Matsui hits a single to right, bases loaded. Uchimura drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third. Iwamura strikes out looking.

Top of the 6th - 8 runs, 7 hits
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Kusano takes over at first.
Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single. Itoi hits a single to right, runers on first and third. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Tomura.
Inaba hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Nakata hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Nioka enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hoffpauir.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Katayama.
Nioka walks, runners on first and second. M. Kato, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Imanami, pinch-hitting for Iiyama, hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Scales walks, bases loaded. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to center, base loaded.
Pitching change: Satake in for Yamamura.
Itoi clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Koyano fouls out to right.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Makida takes over in right; Yokogawa moves from right to left.
Kaneko, pinch-hitting for M. Kato, strikes out swinging. Imanami hits a triple to left. Ono grounds out to first. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuchiya on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at short.
Inaba strikes out swinging. Nakata hits a solo homer to center. Ugumori strikes out swinging. Kaneko walks. Imanami flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Scales fouls out to third. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single. Itoi grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Itoi steals second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Koyano flies out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yokogawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nakamura. Shima grounds out to second, runner on third. Hijirisawa walks and steals second, runners on second and third. Matsui grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Tomura on the mound for Rakuten
Hoffpauir hits a single to right. Tsuruoka grounds out to third, runner on second. Iiyama grounds out to second, runner on third. Scales grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki flies out to second. Garcia flies out to center. Yokogawa walks. Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Kaneko takes over at short; Imanami moves from short to second.
Makida gets hit by a pitch. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits into a 1-6-3 double play, runner on third. Matsui fouls out to third.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters snapped a 6-game losing streak.  They also sent 11 batters to the plate in the 6th inning. ... Keppel got the win and improved to 11-5, including 3-0 in 4 starts against the Eagles.  This was also his first victory in 5 starts -- before tonight he was 0-2 in 4 starts since his last victory on 8/5 (vs Rakuten).

Rakuten: The Eagles are now 0-3-1 since their last victory on 9/4 (vs Lotte).  They've also dropped their last 5 games against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Kleenex Stadium. ... Yamamura took the loss in relief and is now 1-1. ... Iwamura made it into the starting line-up for the first time since 8/14.