May 4th, 2015
Yokohama BayStars 6
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL
The last time the Swallows faced Yasutomo Kubo in Yokohama Stadium, the Swallows dominated the BayStars on both sides of the ball. This time the tables were turned and the BayStars owned the Swallows.
|W: Kubo (2-2)
L: Yagi (0-2)
|1||Tetsuto Yamada (2B)||1||Takahiro Ishikawa (2B)|
|2||Tsuyoshi Ueda (CF)||2||Hiroyuki Shirasaki (SS)|
|3||Shingo Kawabata (3B)||3||Takayuki Kajitani (CF)|
|4||Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B)||4||Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF)|
|5||Takahiro Araki (LF)||5||José López (1B)|
|6||Hiroyasu Tanaka (RF)||6||Aarom Balderis (3B)|
|7||Yuhei Nakamura (C)||7||Shotaro Ide (RF)|
|8||Keiji Ohbiki (SS)||8||Hiroki Minei (C)|
|9||Ryosuke Yagi (P)||9||Yasutomo Kubo (P)|
The BayStars peppered Yagi with 5 hits through the first two innings, but managed only a single run in each inning. 2-0 BayStars
Yagi only managed to give up a single hit in the third. Unfortunately it was a solo home run to Tsutsugo to further extend the lead for the BayStars. 3-0 BayStars
Yagi did manage to get one clean inning before he gave up a walk, single, and double in the fith for two more runs. 5-0 BayStars
Meanwhile, Kubo was perfect through six innings. He lost his bid for perfection in the seventh as Yamada got a solo shot to right to lead off the inning. 5-1 BayStars
Kyuko, who was recalled earlier in the day, pitched the seventh and gave up a solo home run to Shirasaki to close the scoring. 6-1 BayStars
Kubo needed only 101 pitches to pitch a complete game allowing just two hits (Miwa got the other Swallows hit in the ninth) and no walks. 6-1 BayStars FINAL
- Ohbiki didn’t come in on defense in the third. It was later reported that he had injured his left flank and was expected to be deactivated.
- The Swallows will start Naruse against Miura tomorrow.