August 17th, 2014
Chunichi Dragons 6
Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL
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.
|W: Yudai (4-6); L: Ogawa (5-5); S: Matayoshi (8-1-1)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Oshima (CF)|
|2||Yachi (SS)||2||Araki (2B)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Luna (3B)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Hirata (RF)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Morino (1B)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Fujii (LF)|
|7||Nakamura (C)||7||Tanishige (C)|
|8||Kawasaki (CF)||8||Mitsumata (SS)|
|9||Ogawa (P)||9||Yudai (P)|
|RP||Yamamoto, Kiya, Kyuko||RP||Sobue, Matsuda, Matayoshi|
A tragicomedy of ugliness earning the laziest write-up this site has seen. To wit:
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.