Aug 28th, 2015
Hanshin Tigers 9
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL
After sweeping the hated Yomiuri Giants at home, your Swallows got dicked on down in Kansai.
|W: Fujinami (11-6, 2.56 ERA)
L: Roman (4-2, 2.53)
Hanshin starter, Fujinami, recorded a complete game shutout and allowed only three hits and a walk.
|Hiyane (CF)||1||Toritani (SS)|
|Kawabata (3B)||2||Uemoto (2B)|
|Yamada (2B)||3||Fukudome (RF)|
|Hatakeyama (1B)||4||Gomez (1B)|
|Yuhei (RF)||5||Murton (LF)|
|Imanami (SS)||6||Imanari (3B)|
|Milledge (LF)||7||Itoh (CF)|
|Nakamura (C)||8||Tsuruoka (C)|
|Roman (P)||9||Fujinami (P)|
Two of those hits were from Fujinami who started at short. Kawabata collected the other hit and Nakamura the lone walk.
Tokyo starter, Orlando Roman, lasted five innings and gave up four runs (three earned). The unearned run came in the second inning on an Itoh sac fly. The three earned runs came in the bottom of the fifth when Roman walked three batters and two RBI singles compounded the damage.
Nakazawa (3.42 ERA) pitched a difficult but ultimately scoreless sixth inning. Furuno (4.43) gave up an earned run in the seventh, and Matsuoka (4.13) gave up four earned runs in the eighth even though a home run was not involved.
Roman (2-4, 2.53 ERA) took the loss as he continues to provide spot start cover for holes in the starting rotation. He struck out five and walked three during his 94 pitches of work.
Ishiyama (5-5, 3.65) will take the mound for Tokyo tomorrow night against Messenger (8-10, 3.13).