9/05/12 – Yokohama (Away)

September 5th, 2012

Tokyo Swallows 3

Yokohama BayStars 1

Streak: Won 1 Last 5: DWWLW

(Yokohama Stadium)

W: Roman (8-9); L: Fujii (7-5); S: Barnette (1-2-23)

With tonight’s victory, the Swallows are now a mere one game under .500. . . against the BayStars. In fact, winning pitcher Orlando Roman’s 8-9 record matches Tokyo’s 8-9-1 record against a team that is the strongest possible argument for relegation in baseball.

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Hiyane (CF)1Uchimura (2B)
2Yamada (SS)2Aranami (CF)
3Kawabata (1B)3Nakamura (1B)
4Millege (LF)4Ramirez (LF)
5Balentien (RF)5Tsutsugo (3B)
6Miyamoto (3B)6Kinjoh (RF)
7Mizuta (2B)7Kajitani (SS)
8Nakamura (C)8Tsuruoka (C)
9Roman (P)9Fujii (P)
RPYamamoto, BarnetteRPKobayashi, Kaga, Hayashi

The scoring began when, one out into the bottom of the third, Fujii, of all people, hit a line drive to left for a single. This was followed by the walking, on four straight pitches, of Uchimura, who was attempting to bunt. Aranami then hit a double, driving in a run. 1-0 Yokohama.

Tokyo’s revenge came almost immediately, when, with one out, Fujii walked Kawabata. Milledge then doubled and Balentien hit a grounder to third that Tsutsugo bobbled, allowing Kawabata to score and putting men on the corners.

Miyamoto then singled, driving Milledge in. 2-1 Tokyo.

The next inning, the Swallows added to their lead. With two outs, Yamada walked, Kawabata reached first on a successful hit and run, and Milledge doubled in a run. Balentien was then walked to load the bases, but Miyamoto popped out to end the inning for the Birds. 3-1 Tokyo, Final.

Roman got the win, giving up five hits and one run on 111 pitches. Yamamoto and Barnette both pitched 1-2-3 innings to end the game.

  • Jaiva

    congrats cousin on your win. keep up the good work!

  • Oogieball

    Finally, the kryptonite is overcome.