August 16th, 2015
Tokyo Swallows 1
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
In a reverse of last night, the visitors piled up the hits and took the series, with four of the six runs coming on Toritani and Fukudome home runs.
|W: Iwazaki (2-5-0); L: Ishiyama (4-5-0)|
|1||Toritani (SS)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Yamato (2B)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Fukudome (RF)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Gomez (1B)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Murton (LF)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Imanari (3B)||6||Ohbiki (SS)|
|7||Egoshi (CF)||8||Dening (LF)|
|8||Fujii (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Iwazaki (P)||9||Ishiyama (P)|
|RP||Ando, Fukuhara, Saiuchi, Yamamoto||RP||Kyuko, Roman, Tokuyama|
Top of the first. Toritani led off with a solo home run. As Christopher and David successfully predicted yesterday, first blood led to a W. It didn’t get much more fun from there. 1-0 Hanshin.
Bottom of the third, two outs. Nakamura led off the inning with a single and stole second. Toritani fumbled a Kawabata grounder, which allowed Nakamura to score the Swallows’ only run of the game. 1-1.
Top of the sixth, one out. Toritani singled. Yamato attempted a bunt and wound up safely on first due to a Yamada error at second. Fukudome hit a three-run homer. 4-1 Hanshin.
Top of the seventh, one out. An Imanari single followed by an unsuccessful bunt by Shunsuke and a successful one by Fujii put a man on second for Kano to drive in with a double. 5-1 Hanshin.
Top of the eighth. Roman took the mound for Tokyo, giving up a hit to Yamato and an RBI double to Fukudome. 6-1 Hanshin, Final.