Nippon Ham Fighters 6 – Rakuten Eagles 15 (May 17, 2017)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Iwate Baseball Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Kato, Takayuki (HAM) 3-1, 1.93 – Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 4-1, 2.72

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 1
Rakuten 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 5 X 15 20 0

Attendance: 15608 | Time: 3h27m

Nippon Ham

Hitting

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB
HBP
SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nishikawa, Haruki cf .261 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Ks F8 . Ks . . F8 . BB
Oka, Hiromi rf .153 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3B7 1B8 . Ks . . G5 . Kl
Kondo, Kensuke dh .431 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 BB BB . . Ks . . 2B7 .
Nakata, Sho 1b .216 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 HR7 BB . . Ks . . F9 .
Laird, Brandon 3b .239 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 Ks Ks . . Ks . . SF7 .
Tanaka, Kensuke 2b .220 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1B8 . F7 . . F6 . G3 .
Ota, Taishi lf .250 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 HR7 . BB . . Ks . . G5
Ishii, Kazunari ss .209 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Ks . DP4 . . Ks . . BB
Shimizu, Yushi c .167 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . F8 . F9 . . . . .
Ichikawa, Tomoya ph-c .212 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . Ks . Ks
  .238 31 6 6 6 14 6 0 0 1 2  

BATTING
HR: Nakata, Sho (4, 1st inning off Norimoto, Takahiro, two on); Ota, Taishi (4, 1st inning off Norimoto, Takahiro, one on)
LOB: 5

FIELDING
DP: 0
E: Laird, Brandon (8th)

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kato, Takayuki, L 7 3 2 0 1.2 44 14 13 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 3.23
Ishikawa, Naoya 18 0 0 0 2.1 32 9 8 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.37
Kagiya, Yohei 20 1 1 0 2.0 31 10 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.95
Ishii, Yuya 8 0 0 0 1.0 32 7 6 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 9.00
Escobar, Edwin 5 1 1 0 1.0 42 11 9 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 2.89
          8.0 181 51 44 20 1 6 6 0 1 0 0 15 12  

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 .336 5 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 F7 1B8 . BB G4 . 1B8 2B9 .
Peguero, Carlos rf .295 5 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1B7 1B9 . Ks . 2B8 1B9 . .
Hijirisawa, Ryo pr-lf .250 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . G1 .
Wheeler, Zelous 3b .219 5 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 G5 1B7 . 1B8 . Kl HR9 . .
Miyoshi, Takumi ph-3b .545 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . 1B8 .
Amador, Japhet dh .233 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 F9 1B7 . Fo2 . F2 G4 BB .
Akaminai, Ginji 1b .323 4 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 . 1B8
1B9
. Fo7 . BB . BB
1B7
.
Shimauchi, Hiroaki cf .285 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 . BB
Ks
. . G6 G4 . 1B7
G6
.
Tanaka, Kazuki cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
Okajima, Takero lf-rf .311 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . F7 F7 . L5 . Ks E5 .
Fujita, Kazuya 2b .282 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 1B7 Fo3 . 1B9 . 1B7 G4 .
Shima, Motohiro c .228 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 . Ks Ks . BB . SH2 1B9 .
Adachi, Yuichi c .160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . .
  .279 44 15 20 15 6 6 1 0 0 1  

BATTING
HR: Wheeler, Zelous (6, 7th inning off Ishii, Yuya, one on)
LOB: 12

FIELDING
DP: 1

Pitching

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Norimoto, Takahiro, W 7 5 1 0 7.0 117 29 25 5 2 12 4 0 0 0 0 5 5 3.24
Morihara, Kohei 21 1 1 0 1.0 15 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.37
Sugahara, Shu 12 1 0 0 1.0 23 5 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75
          9.0 155 38 31 6 2 14 6 0 0 0 0 6 6  

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Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost their second game in a row. … Kato’s personal two-game winning streak ended with his first loss in four starts since his last loss on April 20. … Ichikawa was hit by a ball during Rakuten batting practice before the game. He tried to get out of the way, but was hit in the back. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/17/2017

Rakuten: The Eagles won their third straight game. … Norimoto is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA (1.00 WHIP) in five starts since his last loss on April 12. He recorded ten or more strikeouts in his fifth consecutive start and became the fifth pitcher in NPB history to achieve the feat. If he records at least ten strikeouts during his next start, he will tie the NPB record set by Hideo Nomo in 1991. Source: Daily Sports 5/17/2017, Sports Hochi 5/17/2017 … Mogi picked up his fourth modaso of the year, Peguero his third, Ginji his fourth, Fujita his first. … Wheeler homered in his third game in a row. He recorded his third modasho of the season.

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