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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (September 11, 2011)

by on Sep.11, 2011 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 16-5, 1.52 - Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 0-0, 5.68

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

Attendance: 19517 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 2:33

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Yang, Dai-Kang 2-for-4 1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: L3, 8: 1B (SB)
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: f2
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4 1: G3, 3: F8, 6: L6, 8: 1B
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: G6
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G6, 9: F9
(LF) Nakata, Sho 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: F7, 7: G5, 9: BB
PR Sugiya, Kenshi 0-for-0 9: (CS)
(1B) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-4 2: F8, 5: G3, 7: f5, 9: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 1-for-3 3: F9, 5: 2B, 7: F9
PH Hoffpauir, Micah 0-for-1 9: G5
(2B) Kato, Masayoshi 1-for-3 3: 1B, 5: G1, 8: F4
2B Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 7 111 27 24 4 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.468
Masui, Hirotoshi, L 1 18 6 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.465
8 129 33 29 6 1 9 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-4 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: SO
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-3 1: S5, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: G5
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: F9, 4: F8, 5: G4, 8: 1B
PR-1B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0, 1 R
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: HR
(RF) Yokogawa, Fuminori 0-for-3 2: F7, 4: G6, 6: G1, 8: BB
(1B) Garcia, Luis 0-for-3 2: G1, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: SO
3B Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-0
(LF) Nakamura, Masato 1-for-2 2: BB, 4: 1B, 7: G6
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-3 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hasebe, Kohei 6 77 23 23 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.649
Koyama, Shinichiro, W 2 24 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.587
Rasner, Darrell, S 1 16 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.400
9 117 35 34 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Koyano hits a single to left. Nioka hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Nakata hits into a double play as a run scores. Inaba flies out to center.

Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Imanami takes over at second.
Matsui strikes out swinging. Uchimura grounds out to third. Takasu hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura. Yamasaki hits a 2-run homer to right. Yokogawa walks. Garcia strikes out swinging.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsui hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Takasu flies out to right. Yamasaki flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Tsuruoka flies out to right. M. Kato hits a single to center. Yang (Yoh) reaches on a but single, runners on first and second. Kaneko flies out to left. Itoi flies out to center.

Bottom of the 4th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Takasu flies out to center. Yamasaki hits a single to left. Yokogawa grounds out to short, runner on second. Garcia walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits a single to right, bases loaded. Shima strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Inaba grounds out to first. Tsuruoka hits a double to left. M. Kato grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Yang (Yoh) lines out to first.

Bottom of the 5th
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a single to left. Matsui grounds out to second, runner on second. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on third. Takasu grounds out to second.

Top of the 6th
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Kaneko strikes out swinging. Itoi lines out to short. Koyano hits a double to left. Nioka grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
M. Kato flies out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to left. Kaneko fouls out on a sac bunt attempt. Yang (Yoh) steals second. Itoi htis an infield single, runners on first and third. Koyano grounds out to short.

Notes

Today marked the 6-month anniversary of the March 3rd earthquake / tsunami in northern Japan.  The Eagles held a moment of silence before the game.  The Eagles also donated 28,616,836 yen (money generated from sales of their Gambaro Tohoku patches and stickers through to the end of August) to Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima.

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost their 2nd straight game.  They also dropped their third straight series (0-3 against Orix, 0-3 against Softbank, and 1-2 against Rakuten). ... Masui took the loss in relief and dropped to 0-3. ... Darvish started the game on 4 days of rest (3.5 days since his last start was a night game) and topped out at 152km/h.  He also set a new career high in strikeouts with 223.

Rakuten: The Eagles won their 2nd game in a row. ... Koyama got the win in relief and improved to 7-2. ... Rasner saved his 12th game of the year. ... Yamasaki's homer in the 8th was his first in 10 games.  It was also the team's first in 8 games.