June 25th, 2014
Tokyo Swallows 14
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW
Revenge. Swearing. Ishikawa pitching seven shutout innings. A win. Tokyo fans, you got your money’s worth tonight.
|W: Ishikawa (5-5); L: Ohmine (0-1)|
|1||Huffman (LF)||1||Morioka (SS)|
|2||Suzuki (2B)||2||Ueda (CF)|
|3||Kakunaka (RF)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Imae (3B)||4||Kawabata (3B)|
|5||Saburo (DH)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Cruz (SS)||6||Iwamura (1B)|
|7||Hosoya (1B)||7||Tanaka (DH)|
|8||Emura (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Kiyota (CF)||9||Noguchi (LF)|
|RP||Furuya, Hattori, Kimura||RP||Iwahashi, Barnette|
Let’s get to the scoring, shall we?
Bottom of the 3rd: Hiroyasu singled, Nakamura sac-bunted him to second. Morioka shot a double past “Potty-mouth” Cruz (you’ll see why), driving Beavis home. Ueda drove Morioka in, but then got caught stealing. 2-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the 4th: Ready? With one out, Kawabata walked, Yuhei reached first on a Hosoya error, Iwamura RBI single. Tanaka Hiroyasu reminded us why we love him: two-RBI triple. Nakamura: RBI single. Morioka: RBI triple. 7-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the 5th: Ohmine was pulled for Furuya. Makes sense. Yamada and Kawabata singled. Yuhei hit an RBI single. Iwamura one-upped him with an RBI double. Tanaka walked. Noguchi hit an RBI. With only one out, Furuya got yanked. 10-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the 6th: Yamada walked. Yuhei hit a two-run home run. 12-0 Tokyo.
Top of the 7th: Yep, top. Kakunaka singled, Cruz knocked him in with an RBI double. 12-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the 7th: Two outs in, Yamada walked, then Kawabata doubled. Yuhei hit a two-RBI double. 14-1 Tokyo.
Top of the 9th: Cruz hit a two-run home run. While rounding third, he shouted abuse at Barnette. Barnette appeared to zing him with an, “Oh yeah? Yeah. OK.”
Game ended right away. 14-3 Tokyo, Final.
Big break, then back to CL play.