Jul 17th 2013, @ Yokohama

July 17th, 2013

Tokyo Swallows 4

Yokohama BayStars 11

Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL

(Yokohama Stadium)

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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.

 

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Yamada (2B)1Ishikawa (2B)
2Ueda (CF)2Yamasaki (SS)
3Milledge (LF)3Morgan (CF)
4Balentien (RF)4Blanco (1B)
5Hatakeyama (1B)5Nakamura (3B)
6Kawabata (3B)6Ide (LF)
7Aikawa (C)7Tamura (RF)
8Kawashima (SS)8Tsuruoka (C)
9Akagawa (P)9Suda (P)
RPKiya, Barnette, Ishiyama, MatsuokaRPKikuchi, 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.