September 9th, 2009
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0
Streak: Lost 4 Last : DLLLL
Two-word game report: shit sandwich.
Pertinent game facts:
Hits: Hiroshima 15, Tokyo 5
Hitless Tokyo innings: 6
Winning Pitcher: Colby Lewis 113 pitch complete game shutout with 9K, 0BB.
No. of pitchers to throw a complete game shutout of Tokyo this week: 2
Losing Pitcher: Masanori Ishikawa. 6 innings, 6 runs, 12 hits (2HR), 4K, 0BB , 1HBP. Record now at 10-7/3.63.
Tokyo players that managed to hit: Aoki (2), Fukuchi, D’Antona, Miyamoto.
Number of rookie pitchers to make their pro-debuts tonight: 1. Nineteen year old Katsuki Akagawa. 4 batters faced in the 9th inning. 3 hits (1HR), 3 runs, 2 wild pitches, 0 outs.
Other Relievers involved: Kamada (5.25) worked scoreless 7th and 8th innings. Yoshikawa (0.00) mopped the mess left by Akagawa in the 9th with three straight outs.
Any stained sheets/dodgy umpires calls involved tonight?: Nope. Only ourselves to blame for this one.
Distance to chasing pack: With Hanshin winning tonight they’re just 1.5 games back with Hiroshima a further game behind.
Any hope for some kind of change in fortunes?: Erm…………anyone know a good witchdoctor?
Consecutive series lost: 11
Next game: Tomorrow. With our only two consistently decent starters (Tateyama and Ishikawa) both losing in the first two games of this series, and the bullpen in disarray who knows who will take the mound for that game.
Things are looking: Bad. Real bad.