June 28th, 2016
Hiroshima Carp 3
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL
(Miyoshi Kinsai Stadium)
|W: Nomura (9-2)
L: Yamanaka (3-6)
S: Nakazaki (16)
Tokyo’s modest three game winning streak came to a halt at the hands of Hiroshima’s ten game winning streak.
|1||Keiji Ohbiki (SS)||1||Kosuke Tanaka (SS)|
|2||Tomotaka Sakaguchi (CF)||2||Ryosuke Kikuchi (2B)|
|3||Shingo Kawabata (3B)||3||Yoshihiro Maru (CF)|
|4||Tetsuto Yamada (2B)||4||Hector Luna (3B)|
|5||Yuhei (Takai) (RF)||5||Seiya Suzuki (RF)|
|6||Wladimir Balentien (LF)||6||Takahiro Arai (1B)|
|7||Akihisa Nishida (1B)||7||Ryuhei Matsuyama (LF)|
|8||Yuhei Nakamura (C)||8||Yoshiyuki Ishihara (C)|
|9||HIrofumi Yamanaka (P)||9||Yusuke Nomura (P)|
The Swallows on Tuesday began a three game series against Central League leaders (by a wide margin) Hiroshima. Coming off a three game sweep of Chunichi at home, the Swallows also came in with momentum; momentum that would quickly be extinguished by Hiroshima.
Starters in this game were Yamanaka for the Swallows and Central League wins leader Nomura for Hiroshima.
With the game tied after three innings, Hiroshima showed why they’re the best team in the Central League by a wide margin. After Luna and Suzuki reached to lead off the inning, 39 year old professional hitter Arai and Matsuyama followed with RBI hits. 4-2 Hiroshima
Although the Swallows responded with a run in the sixth inning thanks to an Ohbiki solo home run, Hiroshima starter Nomura kept the Swallows bats in check giving up only two hits and two runs in seven innings of work. 4-3 Hiroshima Final
News and Notes
– Hiroshima has won ten straight games for the first time since 1994.
– Starters for Wednesday are Kuroda for Hiroshima, struggling Hara for the Swallows.
– Logan Ondrusek was unavailable for this game after causing a scene during Sunday’s win against Chunichi.