Apr 14th 2015, vs Hiroshima

April 14th, 2015

Hiroshima Carp logo cleanHiroshima Carp Tokyo Swallows Logo

Tokyo Swallows 

Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL

(Botchan Stadium, Matsuyama)

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W: Miwa
L: Everyone else

The Swallows made their annual trip to Ehime Prefecture, made the ill advised decision to start this one in heavy rain, and after players were sliding everywhere in the infield, to the surprise of no one it was called after two innings. What a waste of a Naruse start.

Hiroshima  Tokyo
Soyogi (3B)1Kawabata (3B)
Kikuchi (2B)2Tanaka (RF)
Maru (CF)3Yamada (2B)
Rosario (LF)4Yuhei (LF)
Arai (1B)5Hatakeyama (1B)
Aizawa (C)6Takeuchi (LF)
Suzuki (RF)7Nakamura (C)
Tanaka (SS)8Ohbiki (SS)
Osera (P)9Naruse (P)

So in the absence of any meaningful game action to speak of, I present to you the wonder that is Masayoshi Miwa AKA the poor soul who always has to take one for the team after games such as these AKA the Tokyo Gimp. I provide these pictures with no further comment. Enjoy.

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The two teams will try again tomorrow, with Ishiyama facing off against Maeda.

About David Watkins

David is a baseball bothering Brummie who spends a fair portion of his life fretting over the Tokyo Swallows and the WORLD'S GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM, Aston Villa. He completes the quartet of abusive sporting relationships by being a die hard New York Knicks and Mets fan. You can find him on twitter: @yakulto

  • Kozo

    I guess no turf means no tarp. Glad he didn’t get injured.