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NS: Yomiuri Giants 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 (October 26, 2013)

by on Oct.26, 2013 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason

Yomiuri Giants vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:30
Starters: Utsumi, Tetsuya (YOM) 13-6, 3.31 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 15-8, 3.34

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

Attendance: 25209 | Time: 3h20m | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0

Yomiuri Giants

Hitters (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi .250 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 F9   Ks   1B (9)   G4    
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Fo2   F3   Fo2     F7  
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke .000 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 HBP   Ks   BB     Ks  
(3B) Murata, Shuichi .250 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 F8     Ks Ks     HR (9)  
(DH) Takahashi, Yoshinobu .000 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   Kl   Ks   G6   F7  
(1B) Lopez, Jose .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   G5   F4   Fo2     F7
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato .250 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1B (8)     E3 Kl     G5
(LF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki .333 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   BB     2B (8)   Kl   G4
(CF) Hashimoto, Itaru .000 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   G3     G4   Ks    
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Mathieson, Scott .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Nishimura, Kentaro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .125 32 2 4 2 10 3 0 0 1 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
W Utsumi, Tetsuya 1 1 0 0 6.0 85 24 21 6 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
H Mathieson, Scott 1 0 0 0 1.0 26 5 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
H Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 0 0 0 1.0 25 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
S Nishimura, Kentaro 1 0 0 1 1.0 26 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
            9.0 162 39 33 9 0 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters (LOB: 12, DP: 1)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(RF) Okajima, Takero .000 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 G4   F8   F7   BB   G6
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .400 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G1   1B (1)     1B (8) Ks   G6
PR Moriyama, Makoto .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(1B) Akaminai, Ginji .000 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 G3   G4     G3   G4 G4
(DH) Jones, Andruw .333 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   BB   1B (7)   Ks   F8  
(3B) McGehee, Casey .333 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   Fo3   F3   BB   1B (8)  
(LF) Masuda, Shintaro .000 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   Ks   DP          
PH/LF Nakashima, Toshiya .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           F9      
PH/LF Makida, Akihisa 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0               1B (9)  
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .333 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   Ks     1B (6)   BB F7  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .667 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0     L4   1B (6)   SH1   1B (4)
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo .333 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0     1B (7)   SH5   Kl   Ks
(P) Norimoto, Takahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Koyama, Shinichiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Heuser, Jim .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .273 33 0 9 0 6 4 2 0 1 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
L Norimoto, Takahiro 1 0 1 0 8.0 124 32 29 4 1 10 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 2.250
  Koyama, Shinichiro 1 0 0 0 0.2 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Heuser, Jim 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
            9.0 134 35 32 4 1 10 2 1 0 0 0 2 2  

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Notes

National Anthem: Muneyuki Sato.

Ceremonial First Pitch: Akito Osakae, Rakuten Eagles Junior Team Captain.

TV Broadcast: TV Asahi: Kimiyasu Kudo, Atsuya Furuta, Shunsuke Shimizu.

Radio Broadcast: Nippon Hoso: Katsuya Nomura, Toru Yamada.

Hero Interview: Tetsuya Utsumi.

Yomiuri: The Giants have won the first game of their last three Nippon Series appearances.  Tatsunori Hara is 16-8 during the Nippon Series and 4-1 in the first game. ... Utsumi picked up his fifth Nippon Series victory. ... Murata's home in the 8th was his first during a Nippon Series game. ... Terauchi committed a catching error in the 9th.

Rakuten: The Eagles joined the 1951 Nankai Hawks as the only two teams in Nippon Series history to suffer shutouts in their franchise's first Nippon Series games.  Senichi Hoshino has dropped his last three Nippon Series games and is 5-13 over his career as a manager. ... Ginji committed a throwing error in the 5th.

Scoring Opportunities for the Eagles

  • Runners on first and second with two out in the 3rd
  • Runner on second with two out in the 5th
  • Runners on first and second with two out in the 6th
  • Runners on first and second with two out in the 7th
  • Runners on first and second with two out in the 8th (Matsui drove the ball to deep left but Kamei made a nice leaping catch to end the inning)
  • Runners on first and third with two out in the 9th

Game 1 Records

  • Rookie starter, Game 1 - Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), third pitcher
  • Rookie pitcher - Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), eighteenth pitcher, twenty-third time
  • Rookie starter, first appearance, first start - Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), thirteenth pitcher
  • Rookie pitcher, double-digit strikeouts - Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), second pitcher
  • Shutout, multiple pitchers - Yomiuri Giants, twenty-seventh time
  • New record, six career holds - Tetsuya Yamaguchi (Yomiuri)

Source: Sanspo 10/27/2013