August 15th, 2014
Chunichi Dragons 2
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW
The Nagoya Dome is a kind host to the Swallows – they swept the Dragons on their last visit to the land of red miso. (Of course, they got swept on the trip before that.)
|W: Ishikawa (9-7); L: Ohno (6-7)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Oshima (CF)|
|2||Yachi (SS)||2||Araki (2B)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Fujii (LF)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Luna (3B)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Morino (1B)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Hirata (RF)|
|7||Iihara (CF)||7||Hernandez (SS)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Tanishige (C)|
|9||Ishikawa (P)||9||Oshima (P)|
|RP||Matsuoka, Akiyoshi, Barnette||RP||Tajima|
Top of the third: Iihara and Nakamura notched back-to-back hits on a long and a short AB (seven pitches to Iihara, one to Nakamura). Ishikawa contributed a sac-bunt and Yamada hit an RBI single. Yachi brought Nakamura home on a sac fly. 2-0 Tokyo.
Top of the fourth: Balentien doubled, Yuhei walked, and Hatakeyama. . . struck out on a foul tip. Never fear, though. Iihara continued his solid day with a two-run double. 4-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the sixth: Araki led off with a single. Two outs later, Morino singled, too. Hirata hit a double out to the right field fence, driving in two runs. 4-2 Tokyo.
Top of the eighth: Yamada singled, Yachi then attempted a hit-and-run, but instead grounded into a double play. Kawabata then walked and Balentien smacked a two-run homer. 6-2 Tokyo, Final.
More Dragon-slaying tomorrow.