August 11th, 2013
Tokyo Swallows 7
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL
(Komachi Stadium, Akita)
This game started poorly.
|W: Kuniyoshi (1-0; 5.06 ERA)
L: Leroux (0-2; 9.00 ERA)
And it just never really got much better.
|Ishikawa (2B)||1||Hiyane (LF)|
|Kajitani (SS)||2||Miwa (CF)|
|Morgan (CF)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|Blanco (1B)||4||Balentien (RF)|
|Nakamura (3B)||5||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|Aranami (RF)||6||Morioka (SS)|
|Shimozono (LF)||7||Yamada (2B)|
|Tsuruoka (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|Mishima (P)||9||Leroux (P)|
Leroux seemed to have better control of the zone in the second, but he still got hounded by bad bounces and an uncanny ability on Yokohama’s part to hit the ball directly at the gaps in the infield. Yokohama scored one more run in the second.
- The Swallows are still not out of the cellar. Tonite’s loss sank them back to a game and a half behind Yokohama.
- Leroux gave up eight earned runs through three and 0/3 innings.
- Kuniyoshi got the win in his first appearance of the season, long relief or otherwise.
- Emura gave up three earned runs, and Masubuchi gave up two.
- Yokohama’s 2-5 (Kajitani, Morgan, Blanco, and Nakamura) combined for 14 hits and 11 RBI tonight.
- Kawabata was the only Tokyo player to play the entire game and not get on base.
- Balentien was 3-4 with 3RBI and a solo HR. He did not take his final at-bat. Hopefully he isn’t hurt or anything.
- Your birds have Monday off before the Dragons come to town Tuesday-Thursday. All three games begin at 6PM.