August 24th, 2014
Yokohama BayStars 1
Tokyo Swallows 2
Streak: LWLWW Last 5: Won 2
(Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)
The Swallows swept the BayStars down in muggy Matsuyama. A rare treat at the Birds’ home away from home. Much high-fiving in the Tsubamegun.
|W: Ogawa (6-5); L: Inoh (10-7); S: Barnette (0-2-8)|
|1||Kuwahara (LF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Ishikawa (2B)||2||Morioka (SS)|
|3||Kajitani (CF)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Blanco (1B)||4||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Tamura (RF)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Baldiris (3B)||6||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|7||Shirasaki (SS)||7||Takeuchi (CF)|
|8||Takagai (C)||8||Aikawa (C)|
|9||Inoh (P)||9||Ogawa (P)|
Bottom of the second: Kinjoh took the field in right for Yokohama and Yuhei started off the side by hitting a solo home run over his head. 1-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the fifth (inning, not of whiskey – this was a win): With a 3-1 count, Takeuchi launched a long ball over Kinjoh. 2-0 Tokyo.
Top of the ninth: Ogawa, having pitched eight shutout innings on seven hits passed the ball to Barnette. The best bearded Sun Devil in the CL got Kinjoh to ground out, gave up a solo homer to Baldiris, then struck out two to end the game and notch his eighth save of the campaign. 2-1 Tokyo, Final.
Monday is a day of rest for everyone except Kozo. The team will take the jet ferry over to Hiroshima to roast some Carp starting Tuesday. (They’re bony, but there’s a lot of meat there.)