[2/28/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Softbank

Rakuten vs Softbank on February 28

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

Rakuten

Starting line-up
Eigoro Mogi ss, Kazuya Fujita 2b, Toshiaki Imae 1b, Shintaro Masuda dh, Yasuhito Uchida 3b, Ryo Hijirisawa cf, Rintaro Kitagawa lf, Yuichi Adachi c, Takero Okajima rf, Wataru Karashima sp

  • Karashima started the game and pitched three shutout innings. He retired the order in the first and third innings and allowed a two-out single to right to Yuki Yoshimura in the second inning. He walked none and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017
  • Kohei Morihara took the mound in the eight inning and retired the side in order (G4. Fo2, G6). He topped out at 152km/h. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2017
  • Mogi went 1-for-3: 2B8, G6, G3.
  • Imae went 2-for-2: 2B7 one RBI, 1B8. He is now 8-for-11 with seven RBI in six practice games this spring. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017, Sponichi 3/1/2017
  • Hijirisawa went 1-for-2: Fo6, HR9 three RBI.

Softbank

Starting line-up
Yuichi Honda 2b, Kenta Imamiya ss, Yuki Yanagita dh, Kyle Jensen 1b, Yuya Hasegawa lf, Yuki Yoshimura 3b, Yusuke Masago cf, Ayatsugu Yamashita c, Shuhei Fukuda rf, Yuki Matsumoto sp

  • Yuki Matsumoto started the game and gave up a run on three hits over three innings of work. He did not walk anyone. The one run he allowed scored on a one-out double to left by Toshiaki Imae in the first inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017
  • Jumpei Takahashi pitched three innings and gave up four runs on three hits. He walked five, struck out three, and topped out at 147km/h. He surrendered a three-run home run to Ryo Hijirisawa in the fourth inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017
  • Shuta Ishikawa took the mound in the seventh and recorded two perfect innings. He struck out two and topped out at 155km/h (stadium reading). Source: Sanspo 2/28/2017
  • Yanagita went 0-for-2: Ks, BB, G4 one RBI.

Source: Softbank 2/28/2017, Rakuten 2/28/2017, Sports Hochi 2/28/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/28/2017

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