May 15th, 2016
Yomiuri Giants 3
Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL
(Musty Pile Adjacent to LaQua)
Well, the “Tokyo Series” certainly wasn’t good for Tokyo. I’d groan about Hara, but this one wasn’t all on him.
|W: Takagi (3-3-0); L: Hara (2-3-0); S: Sawamura (3-0-10)|
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Chono (RF)|
|2||Kawabata (3B)||2||Tatsuoka (CF)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Sakamoto (SS)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Jones (He's Jones.) (1B)|
|5||Yuhei (RF)||5||Cruz (2B)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Kamei (LF)|
|7||Imanami (SS)||7||Murata (3B)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Kobayashi (C)|
|9||Hara (RHP)||9||Takagi (RHP)|
|RP||Muranaka (L), Akiyoshi (R)||RP||Mathieson (R), Sawamura (R)|
Bottom of the first. And ugly side. Chono doubled off the first pitch he saw, Tatsuoka walked on five pitches, and Sakamoto singled to load the bases. Jones (who likes to go by his first name, but I’m not playing his sick game anymore) then grounded to second, where Yamada made a diving catch to get the out at first, but couldn’t stop the run from scoring.
Cruz popped out. Kamei then drove in two runs with a single to center. 3-0 Yomiuri.
Top of the second. Coco led off with a solo home run to center. 3-1 Yomiuri.
Top of the sixth, two outs. Yamada smacked a triple out to the centerfield fence. Balentien then hit an RBI double to left. 3-2 Yomiuri, Final.