July 17th, 2013
Yokohama BayStars 11
Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL
|W: Osada (2-0); L: Barnette (0-5-5)|
One bad inning ruins the bunch. And keeps a losing streak amid an ugly season going.
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Ishikawa (2B)|
|2||Ueda (CF)||2||Yamasaki (SS)|
|3||Milledge (LF)||3||Morgan (CF)|
|4||Balentien (RF)||4||Blanco (1B)|
|5||Hatakeyama (1B)||5||Nakamura (3B)|
|6||Kawabata (3B)||6||Ide (LF)|
|7||Aikawa (C)||7||Tamura (RF)|
|8||Kawashima (SS)||8||Tsuruoka (C)|
|9||Akagawa (P)||9||Suda (P)|
|RP||Kiya, Barnette, Ishiyama, Matsuoka||RP||Kikuchi, Ohara, Kaga, Osada, Ohta, Sosa|
This wasn’t fun. Here’s a summary of the misery:
Top 1st – With Ueda and Balentien on first and second, Hatakeyama hit an RBI single. 1-0 Tokyo.
Bottom 2nd – With the bases loaded, Akagawa hit Yamasaki – a run H’edBP in. 1-1.
Bottom 3rd – Bases loaded again. Tsuruoka sac-fly. 2-1 Yokohama.
Top 4th – Akagawa pulled in favor of a pinch-hitting Iwamura.
Top 5th – After an Ueda BB, Milledge hit a 2-run homer. Balentien and Hatake hit, too, ending Suda’s game. 3-2 Tokyo.
Bottom 5th – Ide double, then Tamura RBI. 3-3.
Top 6th – Tanaka in for Kiya. BB. Milledge RBI. 4-3 Tokyo.
Bottom 6th – Barnette took the mound.
Bottom 7th – Horror. RBIs by Tsuruoka, Tsutsugo, and Ishiyama. Barnette out, Ishiyama in. Wild pitch. 3-run Blanco HR. Ide RBI. That makes eight runs. 11-4 Yokohama, Final.
Maybe things will be better after the All-Star break.