September 7th, 2014
Yomiuri Giants 3
Tokyo Swallows 10
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLWLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Take that, Chono! (And the rest of the Giants.) Huzzah for Tokyo!
This was one of those great games where the Swallows’ wives, girlfriends, parents, children, old friends, et al. had to come out and say, “That’s enough, man. They’ve had enough. Stop beating them now.”
Those games are the best.
|W: Ogawa (8-5); L: Kubo (3-4)|
|1||Chono (RF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Hashimoto (CF)||2||Morioka (SS)|
|3||Sakamoto (SS)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Abe (C)||4||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Kamei (LF)||5||Yuhei (CF)|
|6||Murata (3B)||6||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|7||Lopez (1B)||7||Iihara (RF)|
|8||Kataoka (2B)||8||Aikawa (C)|
|9||Kubo (P)||9||Ogawa (P)|
|RP||Kasahara, Egarashi, Katsuki, Aoki||RP||Akiyoshi, Barnette|
Get your popcorn, here is the scoring:
Bottom of the first: Yamada walked, Kawabata hit, then Coco did what Coco does. 3-0 Tokyo.
Top of the second: Kamei doubled, Murata grounded him to third, and Lopez knocked him in on a pop out. 3-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the second: Iihara singled to center and Ogawa sac-bunted him to second. Yamada cranked out a timely double. 4-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the third: Kawabata doubled and Yuhei drove him in. 5-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the fourth: Yamada led off with a solo home run to left. 6-1 Tokyo.
Top of the sixth: Chono walked and Hashimoto singled, putting runners on first and second. Sakamoto and Kamei hit RBIs. 6-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the seventh: Katsuki took the mound for the visitors. Yuhei doubled to left and Hatakeyama reached second on a Chono error. Ha! 7-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eighth: Yuichi singled and was replaced by Hiyane. Hiyane stole second and sold it for a bad pun. (Speed; get it?)
Yamada. Timely double!
Morioka. Timely double!
Couple of outs.
Yuhei. Walk; runners on the corners.
Hatake: RBI single.
10-3 Tokyo, Final.