September 23rd, 2012
Yomiuri Giants 2
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWLWL
This was less fun than yesterday’s romp. The Giants are making sure a large number of their regulars stay in shape while Tokyo tries to add some mortar to the bricks of an A-class finish.
|W: Houlton (12-7); L: Roman (9-10); S: Nishimura (3-1-31)|
|1||Yuhei (CF)||1||Chono (RF)|
|2||Fukuchi (LF)||2||Fujimura (2B)|
|3||Tanaka (2B)||3||Sakamoto (SS)|
|4||Balentien (RF)||4||Abe (C)|
|5||Kawabata (3B)||5||Murata (3B)|
|6||Takeuchi (1B)||6||Kamei (1B)|
|7||Morioka (SS)||7||Ota (LF)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Matsumoto (LF)|
|9||Roman (P)||9||Houlton (P)|
|RP||Oshimoto, Yamamoto||RP||Fukuda, Takagi, Nishimura|
While Roman generally pitched decently, the first run came inthe fourth, and in the worst way. Abe singled, Murata was walked, and Kamei singled to load the bases. Ishii pinch-hitting for Matsumoto, was walked, which brought in a run. 1-0 Yomiuri.
Yamamoto gave up a solo home-run to Ota in the eighth. 2-0 Yomiuri, Final.
The Swallows come home on Tuesday, hopefully to cement third place by skinning the Tigers, or by applying some other bad metaphor to them.