May 14th 2015, vs Hanshin

May 14th, 2015

Hanshin Tigers 4

Tokyo Swallows 1

Streak: Lost 7 Last 7: LLLLLLL

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

It finally happened… After dropping their seventh straight game, the Swallows are now officially playing SIXTH PLACE BASEBALL!!!!!!!!! There’s not much else to say.

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W: Fujinami (2-4)
L: Naruse (1-5)

 Tigers Swallows
1Tsuyoshi Nishioka (3B)1Tetsuto Yamada (2B)
2Hiroki Uemoto (2B)2Tsuyoshi Ueda (CF)
3Takeshi Toritani (SS)3Shingo Kawabata (3B)
4Mauro Gomez (1B)4Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B)
5Matt Murton (LF)5Yuhei (Takai) (RF)
6Kosuke Fukudome (RF)6Ryosuke Morioka (SS)
7Yamato (Maeda) (CF)7Jun Matsui (LF)
8Kazunari Tsuruoka (C)8Yuhei Nakamura (C)
9Shintaro Fujinami (P)9Yoshihisa Naruse (P)

Oh! But Hatake hit a solo homer in the second to extend his CL home run lead. So there’s that…

Hatake photo courtesy of M.

Hatake photo courtesy of M.

Let’s hope the Swallows can turn things around tomorrow at the Tokyo Dome. (If Yokohama can lose six in a row and find themselves top of the CL, we can overcome seven, right?)

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.