April 12th, 2015
Yomiuri Giants 6
Last 5: WWWLL Streak: Lost 2
Sugiura’s losing streak continued as the Swallows dropped the series to the Giants. No fun.
|W: Takagi (3-0-0); L: Sugiura (0-3-0)|
Despite being outhit by only two, Tokyo was unable to bring the men in.
|1||Kawabata (3B)||1||Kinjoh (LF)|
|2||Miwa (LF)||2||Kataoka (2B)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Kamei (RF)|
|4||Yuhei (CF)||4||Sakamoto (SS)|
|5||Hatakeyama (1B)||5||Abe (C)|
|6||Morioka (SS)||6||Ibata (1B)|
|7||Takeuchi (RF)||7||Chono (CF)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Murata (3B)|
|9||Sugiura (P)||9||Takagi (P)|
|RP||Nakazawa, Ondrusek, Akiyoshi||RP||Yamaguchi, Sawamura|
Top of the seventh. Hatakeyama walked and moved to second on a Morioka sac-bunt. Takeuchi singled, putting men on the corners, then Nakamura hit an RBI single. 1-0 Tokyo.
That was as much fun as the afternoon got.
Bottom of the seventh. Ugliest team pitching performance to date. Cepeda walked and was replaced by a pinch-running Matsumoto. Kinjoh singled and was also replaced, by Terauchi. This ended Sugiura’s afternoon and brought Nakazawa to the mound.
Nakazawa walked Takahashi and Kamei back-to-back to give Yomiuri a run. This got Nakazawa yanked in favor of Ondrusek, who did the same thing, walking Sakamoto, getting Abe out on an infield fly, then walking Ibata. 3-1 Yomiuri.
Bottom of the eighth. Akiyoshi took the mound for Tokyo. Murata walked, then reached second when Nakamura fumbled a Terauchi sac-bunt, which put two men on base. Sanematsu then walked to load the bases. Sakamoto and Abe then got back-to-back hits for three runs. 6-1 Yomiuri, Final.
Tokyo hosts the oversized goldfish starting Tuesday evening.