April 12th, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 6
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
The hated ones paid a visit to a Jingu Stadium on uniform giveaway night. The sea of puke green shirts and powered the birds to a much needed win.
|1||Ch*no (RF)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Tateoka (CF)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Sakamoto (SS)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Garrett (1B)||4||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Cruz (2B)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Ohta (LF)||6||Araki (1B)|
|7||Murata (3B)||7||Yachi (SS)
|8||Kobayashi (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Poreda (P)||9||Naruse (P)|
In the third inning with runners at first and second base and one out, Hiyane, singled to left to drive in a run. Yamada followed with another RBI single to left before the Swallows added another run on an error.
The scum Giants quickly responded with a Sakamoto solo homer in the fourth inning.
The two clubs traded runs during the fourth and fifth innings as the Swallows kept their three run lead. 5-2 Swallows
The Swallows nailed the coffin shut in the eighth inning when Hiyane reached on an infield single and scored on Kawabata’s RBI hit. 6-2 Swallows FINAL
The winning pitcher was Naruse, Poreda took the loss for the Giants.
Yamada had his first three hit game of the season.
Fan favorite Hiyane made his first start of the season in centerfield.
Starting pitcher Naruse after the game: “It’s always important to start the week on the right foot.”