September 12th, 2014
Chunichi Dragons 3
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL
Which sucks worse: the Swallows or being a Swallows fan? Whne you’re five games out of fifth place in September, you look for a relatively good loss. The Birds outhit Chunichi and left only eight runners stranded, which isn’t as bad as they’ve done. A lot of Ks against Tokyo, though.
|W: Yamai (11-4); L: Shichijo (1-1); S: Fukutani (0-4-7)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Oshima (CF)|
|2||Ueda (CF)||2||Tani (2B)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Takahashi (3B)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Morino (1B)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Hirata (RF)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Fujii (LF)|
|7||Morioka (SS)||7||Tanishige (C)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Donoue (SS)|
|9||Shichijo (P)||9||Yamai (P)|
|RP||Yamanaka, Kyuko||RP||Matayoshi, Fukutani|
Bottom of the first: Shichijo started off by walking Oshima on four straight pitches. Tani sac-bunted him over and Takahashi grounded out. Morino then hit an RBI. 1-0 Chunichi.
Bottom of the third: Oshima led off again, this time with a single, and was sac-bunted over by Tani again. Takahashi popped out and Morino hit another RBI – a double this time. 2-0 Chunichi.
Top of the sixth: Yuichi singled, Kawabata popped out, and Balentien walked. Yuhei hit an RBI single, then Hatakeyama grounded into a double play. 2-1 Chunichi.
Bottom of the sixth: Morino hit a solo home run to right. 3-1 Chunichi, Final.
More Dragons tomorrow night.