September 16th, 2015
Tokyo Swallows 9
Last 5: WLDWW Streak: Won 2
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
It was a walk (x 10) in the park for the Swallows, taking advantage of Yokohama’s wildness en route to a 9-1 victory that was never in doubt after the second inning.
|1||Aranami (CF)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Shirasaki (SS)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Kajitani (RF)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Tsutsugo (LF)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Lopez (1B)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Baldiris (3B)||6||Araki (LF)|
|7||Miyazaki (2B)||7||Yachi (SS)|
|8||Kurobane (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Below (P)||9||Ishikawa (P)|
Starters for this game were Ishikawa for the Swallows,and Duane Below making his NPB debut for Yokohama. Ryota Yachi made his season debut for the Swallows at shortstop in place of the banged up Ohbiki.
Bottom of the First: Hiyane, Kawabata, and Yamada all walked to start the game, each without even swinging the bat once. Hiyane came around to score on an RBI groundout by Hatake. 1-0 Swallows
Bottom of the Second: The Floodgates Are Opened
- 1：Yachi reached on an infield single.
- 2：Nakamura Nakamura walked
- 3：Ishikawa messed up his sacrifice bunt. One out.
- 4：Hiyane walked again to load the bases.
- 5：Kawabata tripled to score three runs. 4-0 Swallows
- 6：Below lifted for a reliever. Better luck next time…
- 7：Yamada walked without swigging his bat.
- 8：Yamada stole second to piss off Yokohama fans.
- 9：Hatake homered to left, his 24th of the season. 7-0 Swallows
3 hits, 3 walks, 6 runs scored
Bottom of the Third: Hiyane added a run on an RBI groundout. 8-0 Swallows
Top of the Seventh: Yokohama hit a solo home run. 8-1 Swallows
Bottom of the Seventh: Yuhei homered to right. 9-1 Swallows FINAL
News and Notes:
- Balentien is expected to start on Friday night against Gomiuri and hit fifth.
- All teams will now begin their brutal end of season schedule. Your Yakult Swallows have seven straight games and fourteen total games. Hanshin and Hiroshima have a stretch of twelve straight games.
- Starters for Friday are Ogawa for the Swallows and the pitcher with the hot wife for the Giants.