June 12th, 2013
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 7
Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL
(Fukuoka Yahoo! Dome)
As Christopher started his write-up of the Swallows May 26th loss to the Hawks, “This game sucked pretty hard[.]”
|W: Hoashi (5-1); L: Yagi (1-6)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Nakamura (RF)|
|2||Hiyane (CF)||2||Lee (2B)|
|3||Milledge (LF)||3||Uchikawa (LF)|
|4||Balentien (RF)||4||Matsuda (3B)|
|5||Hatakeyama (1B)||5||Hasegawa (CF)|
|6||Miyamoto (DH)||6||Pena (DH)|
|7||Araki (3B)||7||Yoshimura (1B)|
|8||Kawashima (SS)||8||Yamazaki (C)|
|9||Nakamura (C)||9||Imamiya (SS)|
Things started off brightly. Balentien hit a two-run homer in the first. 2-0 Tokyo.
After that, things went South. Fukuoka answered immediately. Matsuda drove in a run, putting runners on first and second and the score 2-1. Hasegawa had a timely hit to Hiyane, who fumbled it. 2-2.
Hiyane’s was just the first of five errors – the Birds had more errors than hits.
This all sucked. I might come back and add more detail tomorrow, when the fog of disgust has dissipated a bit.
This was worse than the score would indicate. 7-3 Fukuoka, Final.
Better things happening tomorrow, let us hope.