May 9th 2014, @ Yokohama

May 9th, 2014

Tokyo Swallows 3

Yokohama BayStars 5

Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WWWLL

(Yokohama Stadium)

The Birds blew a lead to drop one to the lowly BayStars. This leaves Tokyo zero games out of last place (.371 to Yokohama’s .364).

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W: Inoh (5-2); L: Kiya (2-2); S: Mikami (0-0-3)

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Yamada (2B)1Ishikawa (2B)
2Hiyane (CF)2Yamazaki (SS)
3Kawabata (3B)3Kajitani (CF)
4Balentien (LF)4Tsutsugo (LF)
5Yuhei (RF)5Baldiris (3B)
6Hatakeyama (1F)6Kinjoh (RF)
7Araki (SS)7Goto (1B)
8Aikawa (C)8Nishimori (C)
9Kiya (P)9Itoh (P)
RPKyuko, Carpenter, AkiyoshiRPOsada, Ohara, Sosa, Mikami

Scoring Summary

In the third, Aikawa led off with a single, Kiya bunted him to second, and Hiyane singled him home. Kawabata followed that up with an RBI double. 2-0 Tokyo.

In the bottom of the fourth, Tsutsugo walked and Kinjoh singled to put men on the corners; a Goto sac-fly brought Tsutsugo home. 2-1 Tokyo.

Yokohama took the lead in the fifth. With one out, Ishikawa singled, Yamazaki safely bunted down the third base line, and Kajitani hit a three-run homer to right. 4-2 Yokohama.

Itoh gave the Swallows a run in the sixth. With two outs, Yuhei singled, then Itoh threw two wild pitches, allowing Yuhei to reach third. Hatake then hit a timely single. Itoh threw yet another wild pitch, allowing the player-making-a-move-to-lose-the-nickname-“Fludge” to reach second. Alas, Itoh also managed to fan Araki. 4-3 Yokohama.

In the sixth, Goto walked. Unsurprisingly, Itoh was yanked in favor of a pinch-hitter, Shimozono, who hit a timely single. 5-3 Yokohama, Final.

Tomorrow afternoon brings a shot at saving face.