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Practice Games from February 27, 2013

by on Feb.27, 2013 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

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Rakuten Eagles 4 - Seibu Lions 2

Rakuten

  • The offense scored four runs on eleven hits.
  • Satoshi Nagai started the game and tossed three shutout innings while allowing three hits.  He put runners in scoring position in the 1st and 2nd innings, but managed to get out unscathed.  Of the nine outs he recorded, six came on the ground.
  • Yoshinao Kamata allowed two runs on three hits over four innings of work.  He gave up a one-out solo home run to Ryo Sakata in the 6th inning.
  • Ginji started at second and batted third.  He went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Seibu

  • Brian Sikorski started the game and gave up two runs over three innings of work.  Both runs scored on five consecutive hits in the 3rd inning.
  • Ken Togame relieved Sikorski and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over three innings.  He also failed to execute two shift plays (bunts) in a row in the 6th and made a bad pick-off throw to first in the 4th.
  • Ryo Sakata hit a solo homer in the 6th inning.

Source: official report (Rakuten), official report (Seibu)Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/28/2013, Sponichi 2/28/2013, Sports Hochi 2/28/2013, Sports Hochi 2/28/2013, Sports Hochi 2/28/2013, Sports Hochi 2/28/2013

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Doosan (KBO) 4 - Chiba Lotte Marines 9

  • The offense sent twelve batters to the plate in the 1st inning and scored seven runs on five hits (three extra-bases).
  • Yuta Kimura started the game.
  • Wil Ledezma entered the game in the 5th inning and retired the side in order.  He topped out at 149km/h and struck out two.
  • Yuji Nishino entered the game in the 8th and allowed one run on three hits over two innings of work.  He also recorded two strikeouts.
  • Yoshifumi Okada started in center and batted ninth.  He went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Sanspo 2/28/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/28/2013, Sponichi 2/28/2013

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Shikoku Island League Mixed Team 5 - Ni-gun Hanshin Tigers 3

  • Kazuya Tsutsui started the game and tossed a shutout inning.  He threw fourteen pitches and allowed one hit.
  • Hiroaki Saiuchi entered the game in the 9th inning and allowed a run on two hits over an inning of work.
  • Shinta Hifumi drove in three runs - one-out, RBI single to left in the 5th inning and a two-out, two-run double to left-center in the 9th.

Source: official report (IL)Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013

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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Canceled due to rain

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2013

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SK (KBO) vs Chunichi Dragons

  • Canceled due to rain

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2013