August 10th, 2014
Yokohama BayStars 6
Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WWWLL
The BayStars. Almost ’nuff said. Ugh.
|W: Takasaki (1-0); L: Ogawa (5-4); S: Mikami (0-1-14)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Ishikawa (2B)|
|2||Ueda (CF)||2||Kuwahara (CF)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Kajitani (RF)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Blanco (1B)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Tsutsugo (LF)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Baldiris (3B)|
|7||Morioka (SS)||7||Yamazaki (SS)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Kurobane (C)|
|9||Ogawa (P)||9||Takasaki (P)|
|RP||Kyuko, Tokuyama, Nakazawa||RP||Kuniyoshi, Soto, Mikami|
Top of the first: With two outs, Kawabata kept up the good show he’s been putting on of late and doubled. Balentien drove him in. 1-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the first: Ishikawa doubled and moved to third on a Kajitani ground-out to second. Blanco walked. Tsutsugo popped up to left and Balentien undid his RBI by bobbling it. 1-1.
Bottom of the fourth: Blanco struck out, Tsutsugo grounded out. Good start. Then Baldiris singled, Yamazaki walked, and Kurobane and Takasaki drove in runs. 3-1 Yokohama.
Top of the fifth: Yamada doubled, reached third on an Ueda ground-out, then scored on a Kawabata ground-out. 3-2 Yokohama.
Bottom of the fifth: With two outs, Ogawa decided to start Blanco off with a fastball down the middle. Blanco passed it to the Swallows fans in left. 4-2 Yokohama.
Bottom of the sixth: Kurobane singled, Tamura hit a two-run homer. 6-2 Yokohama.
Balentien hit a solo home run in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough to save the day. 6-3 Yokohama, Final.
Tomorrow is time to reflect on what exactly the fix is that has the Swallows losing to the BayStars.