August 7th, 2015
Chunichi Dragons 6
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WL
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Tokyo got thumped. Naylor pitched a solid first NPB game for the Dragons and got enough support (including a home run of his own) to make this one unpleasant for your Swallows.
|W: Naylor (1-0-0); L: Yoshino (4-2-0)|
|1||Hiyane (CF)||1||Endo (SS)|
|2||Kawabata (3B)||2||Oshima (CF)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Luna (3B)|
|4||Hatakeyama (1B)||4||Hirata (RF)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Wada (LF)|
|6||Ohbiki (SS)||6||Morino (1B)|
|7||Dening (LF)||7||Hernandez (2B)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Katsura (C)|
|9||Yoshino (P)||9||Naylor (P)|
Top of the first. Hiyane led off with a single, Kawabata walked, and Yamada grounded Hiyane to third. A Hatakeyama sac-fly brought Tokyo their only run of the evening. 1-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the first, two outs. Luna singled, then Hirata and Wada hit back-to-back RBIs. 2-1 Chunichi.
Bottom of the fourth, one out. Naylor hit a solo home run. Oshima, Luna, and Hirata strung together three hits to add another run. 4-1 Chunichi.
Bottom of the seventh, two outs. Nakazawa on the mound. Hernandez singled and Katsura hit a home run. 6-1 Chunichi, Final.