August 23, 2013 at Hiroshima
Hiroshima Carp 6
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL
(Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima)
|W: Nomura (8-4); L: Kiya (1-2)|
It was 80’s night at Zoom Zoom stadium as the Carp uniforms went “back in time” to the McFly era.
|Hiyane (RF)||1||Amaya (LF)|
|Ueda (CF)||2||Kikuchi (2B)|
|Kawabata (3B)||3||Maru (CF)|
|Balentien (LF)||4||Ka'aihue (1B)|
|Hatakeyama (1B)||5||Soyogi (SS)|
|Aikawa (C)||6||Matsuyama (RF)|
|Morioka (SS)||7||Ishihara (C)|
|Yamada (2B)||8||Kimura (3B)|
|Kiya (P)||9||Nomura (P)|
The Birds were coming off a great series win over the moneymakers and were looking to capitalize on that momentum tonight. However, the Carp had different plans. First this was how the Carp played tonights game:
For those suffering from poor vision, that is suppose to look like denim although it isn’t. Anyone else think the alternate jersey craze has gone a weeeee bit out of control?
Then this was happening in the 3rd inning:
So, by the end of the 3rd inning, Tokyo was down 5-0. This is pretty much how it happened:
Kimura singled, was bunted to 2nd by Nomura. Amaya would ground out for out #2. Kikuchi would hit a double to score Kimura 1 – 0 Hiroshima
A double by Maru would score Kikuchi 2 – 0 Hiroshima
A walk by Ka’aihue would set the table for a 3-run HR from Soyogi. 5 – 0 Hiroshima
Matsuyama would hit the 3rd double (4th consecutive extra-base hit in a row) before Ishihara grounded out to end the inning.
Coco would lead off the 5th inning with another HR. 5 – 1 Hiroshima
But Hiroshima would answer right back in the bottom of the 5th. Maru would lead off the inning with a walk. Ka’aihue would foul out to Aikawa for the first out. Soyogi then singled to center to end Kiya’s evening. That brought in Oshimoto. He would get Matsuyama to flyout to Morioka for out #2. But yet again the Carp would do damage with two outs. Ishihara would walk to load the bases. Kimura would single to right to score Maru to get the Carps run total to 6. On the play, though, Soyogi would be out at 2nd for the final out of the inning.
The Birds would add one more run in the 8th. Aikawa singled to left to start the inning. Morioka would also single to put runners on the corners. Yamada would then ground into a double play but Aikawa would score on the play. 6 – 2 Hiroshima
That would be how the game ended.
- 22427 folk suffered through this denim-clad evening
- the suffering only last 2 hours and 37 minutes
- Surprisingly, Tokyo still leads the season series 9-8
- Coco now has 47 HRs on the season. That homer gave him 100 RBIs for the season too
- Coco started the game in left field due to a concern for his left leg. He never had played left field previously.
- Tomorrow will be game two of the 3-game series. Ogawa (12-3) vs Bullington (6-9)