April 29th, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 4
Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Masanori Ishikawa had some serious amends to make after his showing in Nagoya last week. He atoned with his most satisfying start of the 2106 campaign so far: 8 2/3 innings, 109 pitches, 5 hits, one run. As the venerable Patrick Yu would bellow, “Nice pitching, Ishikawa!”
|W: Ishikawa (3-3-0); L: Poreda (1-3-0); S: Ondrusek (0-0-6)|
|1||Tatsuoka (CF)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Kataoka (2B)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Sakamoto (SS)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Garrett (1B)||5||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Chono (RF)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Kamei (LF)||6||Araki (1B)|
|7||Murata (3B)||7||Obiki (SS)|
|8||Kobayashi (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Poreda (LHP)||9||Ishikawa (LHP)|
|RP||Miyaguni (R), Tone (L), Kumon (L), Tahara (R)||RP||Ondrusek (R)|
Bottom of the second. Araki led off with a high-bouncing double through the 6-5 gap. Obiki followed this with a double to right. Nakamura drove them both in with a single to deep center. 2-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the third. Yamada led off with a walk, then advanced on a wild pitch. Balentien moved him over to third on a ground-out to second. Yuhei then hit an RBI double. 3-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eighth, one out. Kumon hit Araki with a low-inside straight, then walked Obiki before giving up an RBI double to Nakamura. 4-0 Tokyo.
Top of the ninth, one out. Sakamoto doubled to center, then reached third on a Garrett grounder. Chono then hit an RBI single to left. This brought in Ondrusek to end the game with his sixth save. 4-1 Tokyo, Final.
More Giant-smiting tomorrow evening.