Aug 17th 2014, @ Chunichi

August 17th, 2014 

Tokyo Swallows 0Chunichi Logo

Chunichi Dragons 6

Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL

(Nagoya Dome)

Young Ogawa, so often a rare bright spot for the Swallows, gave up runs like an old pair of cheap pantyhose. As usual, there wasn’t much offensive help to cover for the defensive woes.

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W: Yudai (4-6); L: Ogawa (5-5); S: Matayoshi (8-1-1)

 Tokyo Chunichi
1Yamada (2B)1Oshima (CF)
2Yachi (SS)2Araki (2B)
3Kawabata (3B)3Luna (3B)
4Balentien (LF)4Hirata (RF)
5Yuhei (RF)5Morino (1B)
6Hatakeyama (1B)6Fujii (LF)
7Nakamura (C)7Tanishige (C)
8Kawasaki (CF)8Mitsumata (SS)
9Ogawa (P)9Yudai (P)
RPYamamoto, Kiya, KyukoRPSobue, Matsuda, Matayoshi

The scoring:

A tragicomedy of ugliness earning the laziest write-up this site has seen. To wit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz9d1soXLLg

Six runs on four hits in the bottom of the third.

The Swallows lost more than the Dragons won, as the cliche goes.

Balentien hit a HR in the fourth and Hatake got a two-RBI hit in the seventh. Not much in the way of bright spots overall.

Giants starting Tuesday.