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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (September 23, 2011)

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks vs Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Potential Starters: Kenji Otonari (SOF) 1-0, 0.95 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 6-4, 2.00

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

Attendance: 17900 | Softbank leads series, 12-9-1 | Time: 3:16

Softbank

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Kawasaki, Munenori 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: HR, 5: L4, 7: 1B (SB)
(2B) Honda, Yuichi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F8, 3: G4, 5: G3, 7: 1B (SB)
(LF) Uchikawa, Seiichi 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: G4, 6: F7, 7: G6
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 2: F9, 4: G5, 6: SO, 8: SO
(3B) Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1-for-4 2: F7, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F9
(CF) Hasegawa, Yuya 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 1B (SB), 4: BB, 6: 2B, 8: F7
CF Kidokoro, Ryuma 0-for-0
(RF) Tamura, Hitoshi 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 2B, 4: G3, 6: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Fukuda, Shuhei 1-for-4 2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: SO
(C) Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-3 3: SO, 5: S1, 7: SO, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Otonari, Kenji, W 6 2/3 101 29 26 7 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.403
Kanazawa, Takehito, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.982
Falkenborg, Brian, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.662
Mahara, Takahiro, S 1 18 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.329
9 133 37 33 8 0 7 1 1 2 0 0 2 2

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo 1-for-5, 2 RBI 1: F6, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: 2B, 9: F4
(2B) Uchimura, Kensuke 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 7: G6
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke 0-for-4 1: G5, 3: f3, 6: G3, 7: G5
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: f3, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Garcia, Luis 2-for-3 2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: SO
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 2: f3, 4: G4, 6: F8, 8: SO
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya 2-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: G6, 7: 1B
LF Nakamura, Masato 1-for-1 9: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G5, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: S3
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-2 3: HBP (SB), 5: SO, 7: S3, 9: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi, L 7 112 30 28 8 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 2.123
Koyama, Shinichiro 2 26 6 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.536
9 138 36 34 8 1 9 1 0 1 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera flies out to right. Matsuda flies out to left. Hasegawa hits a single to center and steals second. Tamura hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Fukuda grounds out to short.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Kawaswaki hits a solo homer to right. Honda grounds out to second. Uchikawa grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Fukuda grounds out to short. Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Kawasaki hits a single to right and steals second. Honda hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Honda steals second. Uchikawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Nakashima hits an infield single. Shima hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Matsui hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Uchimura grounds out to short, runner on third.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Otonari.
Takasu grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Yamasaki fouls out to first. Garcia hits a single to left. Makida fouls out to first. Nakashima hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Shima grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 3rd
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa gets hit by a pitch. Matsui strikes out swinging as Hijirisawa steals second. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on third. Takasu fouls out to first.

Top of the 4th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera grounds out to third. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Hasegawa walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Tamura grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 4th
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Yamasaki flies out to right. Garcia hits a double to right. Makida grounds out to second, runner on third. Nakashima grounds out to short.

Top of the 5th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Fukuda hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa. Kawasaki lines out to second. Honda grounds out to first.

Top of the 6th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Uchikawa flies out to left. Cabrera strikes out swinging. Matsuda hits a single to left. Hasegawa hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Tamura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Uchimura hits an infield single. Takasu grounds out to first, runner on second. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Garcia walks, runners on first and second. Makida flies out to center.

Bottom of the 9th
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Nakamura hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima. Hijirisawa flies out to right. Matsui flies out to second.

Notes

Softbank: The Hawks won their 2nd straight game.  At 12-9-1 with 2 games remaining, the Hawks are guaranteed their 2nd straight winning season against the Eagles.  Their Magic Number is now 10. ... Otonari made his 3rd straight start and won his 2nd straight game.  He is now 2-0 in 7 games (3 starts). ... Mahara saved his 14th game of the year. ... Kawasaki's homer in the 3rd was his first since 6/4/2010.

Rakuten: The Eagles lost their 5th game in a row. ... Iwakuma took the loss and is now 6-5, including 2-2 in 4 starts against the Hawks.  He is also 0-2 in his last 3 starts.  Iwakuma is 0-5 in his last 6 starts at Kleenex Stadium (going back to 9/24/2010).