Orix Buffaloes 2 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (May 3, 2017)

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kobo Park Miyagi – 14:00
Starters: Matsuba, Takahiro (ORI) 1-1, 2.14 – Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 2-1, 3.81

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

Attendance: 27259 | Time: 2h50m

Orix

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Miyazaki, Yuki cf .308 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G6 . F4 . . . . . .
Oda, Yuya rf .083 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . Kl . . 1B8 .
Nishino, Masahiro 2b .237 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1B8 . G5 . G4 . . DP6 .
Adachi, Ryoichi ss .176 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 Kl . Ks . . Kl . Ks .
Koyano, Eiichi 1b .361 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ks . . 1B8 . Ks . . 1B8
Okada, Takahiro lf .373 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 . BB . Ks . 1B9 . . HR9
Nakajima, Hiroyuki dh .281 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 . 1B8 . BB . G6 . . F7
Goto, Shunta rf-cf .270 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 . SH1 . F7 . . BB . .
Takeda, Kengo ph .467 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . Ks
Suzuki, Kohei 3b .118 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 . Kl . F9 . . . . .
Ito, Hikaru ph-c .205 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . Ks . L5
Wakatsuki, Kenya c .136 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . Ks . . Ks . . . .
Oshiro, Koji ph-3b .226 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . DP4 . .
  .263 31 2 7 2 13 3 1 0 2 1  

BATTING
HR: Okada, Takahiro (9, 9th inning off Norimoto, Takahiro, one on)
LOB: 6

FIELDING
DP: 0
E: Suzuki, Kohei (3rd), Adachi, Ryoichi (6th)

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Matsuba, Takahiro, L 4 1 2 0 7.0 100 29 26 6 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 3 2.57
West, Matt 1 0 0 0 1.0 17 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
          8.0 117 33 29 6 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 3  

Rakuten

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Mogi, Eigoro ss .319 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 G6 . SHE . 1B8 . HR9 . .
Peguero, Carlos rf .272 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 F8 . F7 . Ks . G4 . .
Hijirisawa, Ryo lf .227 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Wheeler, Zelous 3b .175 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G5 . F8 . . E6 . L5 .
Amador, Japhet dh .219 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . G5 G5 . . G5 . . .
Imae, Toshiaki ph-dh .353 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . G6 .
Akaminai, Ginji 1b .349 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 . BB . L6 . 1B7 . BB .
Shimauchi, Hiroaki cf .270 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 2B9 . G6 . G5 . F7 .
Okajima, Takero lf-rf .333 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . G5 . G3 . . G4 . .
Fujita, Kazuya 2b .321 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . G4 . . G6 . 1B8 . .
Adachi, Yuichi c .100 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 . . 1B8 . F7 . SH1 . .
  .274 29 4 6 4 1 2 2 0 0 1  

BATTING
HR: Mogi, Eigoro (6, 7th inning off Matsuba, Takahiro, one on)
LOB: 5

FIELDING
DP: 2

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Norimoto, Takahiro, W 5 3 1 0 8.0+ 119 32 28 7 1 12 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.44
Matsui, Yuki, S 17 2 1 11 1.0 17 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.50
          9.0 136 35 31 7 1 13 3 0 1 0 0 2 2  

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Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes are now 1-4-0 against the Eagles this year. … T-Okada homered in his second straight game.

Rakuten: Norimoto recorded his third consecutive double-digit strikeout game (10 > 10 > 12). … Y. Matsui leads both leagues with eleven saves.

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