August 29th, 2012
Tokyo Swallows 5
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
|W: Matsui (1-0); L: Nomura (9-7)|
Kosuke Matsui notched his first win of the season in a game in which six pitchers took the mound for Tokyo and five for Hiroshima.
Ah, revenge is sweet. So is marzipan, but I know even less about that than baseball, so I’ll write about the game.
|1||Akamatsu (CF)||1||Milledge (LF)|
|2||Kikuchi (2B)||2||Ueda (CF)|
|3||Soyogi (SS)||3||Tanaka (2B)|
|4||Eldred (1B)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Dobayashi (3B)||5||Kawabata (SS)|
|6||Mukae (RF)||6||Miyamoto (3B)|
|7||Amaya (LF)||7||Takeuchi (RF)|
|8||Ishihara (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Nomura (P)||9||Nakazawa (P)|
|RP||Yokoyama, Sarfate, Egusa, Nakazaki||RP||Matsui, Shoda, Yamamoto, Hidaka, Barnette|
Amaya led off in the second for the Carp and Nakazawa threw a walk, a hit, a sac bunt, and a sac fly to make it 1-0 Hiroshima.
The Birds came back in the fourth, when Miyamoto and Takeuchi singled, a Nakazawa sac bunt moved them to scoring position, Milledge was essentially intentionally walked (Nomura was so afraid to pitch to him that he might as well have been throwing to the home dugout), Ueda and Tanaka singled, and Hatake was walked before the side was retired. 3-1 Tokyo.
The Swallows dropped two more runs into the victory soup in the seventh inning. With Sarfate on the mound, Hatake doubled, then Kawabata tripled him in. After a Takeuchi walk, Nakamura bunted Kawabata home. 5-1 Tokyo, Final.
Carp is on the menu again tomorrow.