June 6th, 2015
Tokyo Swallows 9
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
After getting game 1 rained out the Swallows prevailed in a seesaw game thanks to the trio of Hatake, Dening, and Imanami.
|W: Akiyoshi (4-0)
L: Ishikawa (4-4)
|1||Ikuhiro Kiyota (CF)||1||Tetsuto Yamada (2B)|
|2||Shogo Nakamura (LF)||2||Tsuyoshi Ueda (CF)|
|3||Katsuya Kakunaka (RF)||3||Shingo Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Toshiaki Imae (3B)||4||Yuhei (Takai) (CF)|
|5||Luis Cruz (SS)||5||Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B)|
|6||Keiyou Aomatsu (1B)||6||Mitch Dening (LF)|
|7||Daichi Suzuki (SS)||7||Takahiro Imanami (SS)|
|8||Yota Yoshida (C)||8||Yuhei Nakamura (C)|
|9||Ayumu Ishikawa (P)||9||Masahiro Ishikawa (P)|
The Hatake-Dening-Imanami trio kept delivering. After the Marines took the lead in the second off of a sac fly, 1-0 Marines, Hatake-Dening-Imanami tied it up with back-to-back singles followed by a double. 1-1 All Nakamura got the go-ahead run off of a sac fly. 2-1 Swallows
After the Marines tied the game in the fourth off of an Aomatsu solo homer, 2-2 All, the trio retook the lead after Hatake walked, advanced on a Dening bloop single and came home on an Imanami single. 3-2 Swallows
After the Marines took the lead in the fifth off of four consecutive hits, 4-3 Marines, the trio keyed a big inning when they started off the sixth. The trio got back-to-back-to-back singles for a run. 4-4 All Nakamura followed with single to score Dening. 5-4 Swallows Morioka came in to pinvh hit and got a sac fly for another run. 6-4 Swallows Then Yamada, Ueda, and Kawabata did their best Hatake-Dening-Imanami and got two runs off of back-to-back-toback singles. 8-4 Swallows
The trio came up to bat again in the seventh and Hatake got a solo shot to extend his home run streak to four games. 9-4 Swallows Dening flied out hard, and Imanami got a double that never scored. In total the trio went 10-for-11 with a walk and played a pivotal role in the Swallows win. 9-4 Swallows FINAL
- Kawabata had a good offensive game going 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs. Kawabata and the trio accounted for 13 of the Swallows’ 16 total hits.
- Our Ishikawa only pitched 4.1 innings giving up 4 runs and 10 hits.
- Their Ishikawa pitched 5.1 innings giving up 7 runs and 10 hits.
- Ogawa will make up for his rained out start against Omine at Jingu tomorrow. The game is scheduled to start at 13:00.