Aug 3rd, 2014
Tokyo Swallows 7
Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Those among you prone to shock might want to sit down.
|W: Ogawa (5-3); L: Yudai (3-5)|
See that? See what it means? That’s Tokyo’s first sweep since they swept the Dragons in Nagoya on May 16th to 18th (which immediately followed a sweep of the Giants). Let’s who achieved this feat tonight.
|1||Oshima (CF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Araki (2B)||2||Yachi (SS)|
|3||Hernandez (SS)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Wada (LF)||4||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Morino (1B)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Hirata (RF)||6||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|7||Takahashi (3B)||7||Ueda (CF)|
|8||Tanishige (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Yudai (P)||9||Ogawa (P)|
|RP||Okada, Asao, Matayoshi||RP||Akiyoshi, Emura|
That’s them. Now for the Scoring:
Bottom of the first: With an out, Yachi doubled, Kawabata moved him over, and Balentien drove him in. 1-0 Tokyo.
Top of the second: Morino led off with a solo home run. 1-1.
That’s all the Chunichi scoring you’ll have to read about.
Bottom of the second: Nakamura returned the favor with a solo blast to right. 2-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the third: With on out, Balentien added a homer to the tally. 3-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the fourth: Yamada singled to right and stole second. Yachi grounded out, but moved Yamada to third, from which he scored on a Kawabata single. 4-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the seventh: The once-frightening Asao took the mound and was welcomed to the game with a Coco solo home run. Yuhei doubled. Hatakeyama hit a two-run homer to center. 7-1 Tokyo, Final.
Tokyo hosts the Tigers starting Tuesday.