May 17th, 2015
Yomiuri Giants 0
Last 10: LLLLLLLLLW Streak: Won 1
What beats nine straight losses? Winning a game. What’s better than that? A win against the Giants. What’s better than that? A shutout. Better still? At Tokyo Dome.
|W: Ishiyama (3-3-0); L: Takagi (5-2-0); S: Barnette (1-0-9)|
Take another look at that score and enjoy.
|1||Hashimoto (CF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Ibata (2B)||2||Ueda (CF)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Kamei (RF)|
|4||Hatakeyama (1B)||4||Sakamoto (SS)|
|5||Yuhei (CF)||5||Anderson (1B)|
|6||Morioka (SS)||6||Abe (C)|
|7||Araki (LF)||7||Murata (3B)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Donoue (LF)|
|9||Ishiyama (P)||9||Takagi (P)|
|RP||Nakazwa, Roman, Ondrusek, Barnette||RP||Tone|
Top of the third, one out. Nakamura singled, then things got fun. Ishiyama bunted, Ibata fumbled. Two men on. After a Yamada grounder got Ishiyama nabbed on the way to second, Ueda cracked an RBI. 1-0 Tokyo.
Top of the seventh. Yuhei walked, Morioka sac-bunted him to second, and Araki doubled him home. 2-0 Tokyo, Final.
We’ll take it.