October 2nd, 2014
Tokyo Swallows 1
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL
The Swallows’ faithful did not get their wish and fell to the hands of the Giants in a game that was never in doubt. Yagi wasn’t able to get his redemption game, and the Swallows ended their season with an 11-13 record against the Giants.
|W: Kasahara (2-0)
L: Yagi (5-6)
|1||Yasuyuki Kataoka (2B)||1||Tetsuto Yamada (2B)|
|2||Yoshiyuki Kamei (RF)||2||Tsuyoshi Ueda (CF)|
|3||Hayato Sakamoto (SS)||3||Shingo Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Shinnosuke Abe (C)||4||Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Leslie Anderson (LF)||5||Yuhei (Takai) (RF)|
|6||Hirokazu Ibata (3B)||6||Ryosuke Morioka (SS)|
|7||Jose Lopez (1B)||7||Yuhei Nakamura (C)|
|8||Itaru Hashimoto (CF)||8||Jun Matsui (LF)|
|9||Tomoyuki Sugano (P)||9||Ryosuke Yagi (P)|
The game started with a Kataoka double, a Kamei walk, and a Sakamoto homer. 3-0 Giants That’s probably all you need to know.
The Swallows got a few hard hits off of Sugano, and the Giants elected to cowerdly pull him after two innings to protect his CL ERA lead. Unfortunately the Swallows were unable to feast on the Giants mediocre bullpen. The Swallows only managed a single run off of guys with names like Takagi (sorta know him), Kasahara (heard of him), Fukuda (he’s still alive?), Tsuchida (WHO????), and Anan (not a typo).
Meanwhile the bullpen duo of Kyuko and Furuno gave up 6 runs (4 earned) over the sixth and seventh innings. 9-1 Giants
For those of you who care about individual achievements, Yamada managed to get three hits to retake the CL lead in total hits with 188. His main threat for the crown, the Carp’s Kikuchi (186) has one game left to play while Yamada still has 2 games to play.