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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Chiba Lotte Marines 5 (July 16, 2012)

by on Jul.16, 2012 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 17:00
Announced Starters: Yoshinao Kamata (RAK) 3-0, 2.16 - Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 8-4, 1.99

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

Attendance: 20289 | Lotte leads series, 7-3-1 | Time: 2:43

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO
(2B) Akaminai, Ginji 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: F9, 6: F4, 8: G3
(DH) Nakashima, Toshiya 2-for-4 1: 1B, 3: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: SO
(1B) Masuda, Shintaro 1-for-2 1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G5
(3B) Iwamura, Akinori 0-for-4 1: F8, 4: F8, 6: SO, 9: G5
(RF) Makida, Akihisa 1-for-4 2: G6, 4: G4, 7: 1B, 9: G1
(LF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-4 2: G3, 4: G4, 7: F9, 9: G4
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-3 2: 1B, 5: F9, 7: 1B
C Okajima, Takero 0-for-0  
(SS) Fujita, Kazuya 0-for-3 2: F7, 5: F7, 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kamata, Yoshinao, L 4 76 19 17 5 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 5 2.833
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 2 27 7 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.143
Inoue, Yusuke 2 25 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  8 128 33 31 8 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 5 5  

Lotte

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Okada, Yoshifumi 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: G4, 4: SO, 7: 1B (CS)
(SS) Nemoto, Shunichi 2-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F9
(RF-LF) Kakunaka, Katsuya 0-for-4 1: F7, 4: SO, 5: G3, 8: f2
(2B) Iguchi, Tadahito 1-for-3, 1 R 1: f2, 4: BB, 5: 2B, 8: F9
1B Heiuchi, Hisao 0-for-0  
(1B) Fukuura, Kazuya 1-for-4 2: SO, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B
PR-2B Hayasaka, Keisuke 0-for-0 8: (SB)
(LF) Omura, Saburo 1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: F8, 4: HR, 6: F7
RF Kiyota, Ikuhiro 0-for-1 8: F7
(DH) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-2, 1 R 2: G3, 4: HBP, 6: F7
(C) Satozaki, Tomoya 1-for-3, 1 R 3: F9, 4: 1B, 6: G6
(3B) Imae, Toshiaki 1-for-3, 2 RBI 3: F9, 4: 2B, 7: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Naruse, Yoshihisa, W 9 133 34 32 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.839
  9 133 34 32 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0  

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Notes

HR: LOT: Saburo (6, two on, off Kamata).

Rakuten: Kamata suffered his first Ichi-gun loss and is 3-1 in nine starts. ... Inoue made his first Ichi-gun appearance since July 1, 2010 (vs Orix). ... The Eagles suffered their sixth shutout loss of the year.  They have also lost three straight at QVC Marine.

Lotte: Naruse got the win and improved to 9-4 in sixteen starts.  This was also the twelfth shutout of his career (second of the season). ... The Marines snapped a six-game losing streak (0-6-1).  They also recorded their fourth shutout victory of the season. ... The runs the Marines scored in the 5th were their first in twenty-four innings.

6 comments on “Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Chiba Lotte Marines 5 (July 16, 2012)

  1. Crovie

    Kamata’s 4th inning was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen. He just could not keep his hat on his head and throw a ball at the same time. He lost his cap on three straight pitches against Saburo before giving up the HR, and hit the next batter on the first pitch. He would lose his cap several more times, including one time where it was blown into the outfield, before escaping the inning.

    1. fighting ham

      First of all, it’s QVC.

      Secondly, he’s been tweaking his form constantly. On top of that, he has a tendency to try to squeeze out an extra couple of miles in time of need.

    2. Steve Novosel

      Yeah, the hat thing is pretty common at QVC. That’s the first really strong wind game of the year this year – last year we had one game hit 17-18 m/s on the scoreboard.

      He gave up the HR to Saburo because he got frustrated when he couldn’t get a called strike three. I was watching his body language (as was Saburo, I am sure) and I thought “He’s going to put one over the plate here”. Sure enough, he did. It’s a youthful mistake.

    3. fighting ham

      That HR had a beautiful trajectory. I like the way Mr. Ohmura’s swings off that kind of off-speed pitch.

  2. Crovie

    Huh. I actually follow Lotte and that’s the first time I’ve seen anything like that. I suppose having a round stadium has something to do with it?

    But, I live in Pacific Time so weekday games are 2am for me, I only catch about 20 regular season games a year.

    Great insight Steve. I’m sort of a baseball neophyte and don’t pick up on things like that.

    1. Steve Novosel

      Crovie, the wind patterns are really hard to pick up on TV, and really really hard for the players who haven’t played there much to pick up on. Kamata was surely seeing a bit of movement on his pitches where he was expecting none, but especially near the edges of the field there’s a ton of weird wind movement when the wind is blowing.

      When it’s blowing like it was yesterday, it’s pretty easy to club a liner over the fence, but a big moon shot will hang up or go foul every single time. I think it was Wily Mo Pena who completely destroyed a pitch back in May – I mean absolutely crushed it – and it died on the track. Too high for QVC.

      We don’t sing “With the sea breeze, we fight!” for nothing.

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