June 26th, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 5
Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
|W: Muranaka (4-2-0); L: Ogawa (0-1-0)|
Extra-innings victory excitement! A walk-off!
|1||Hernandez (2B)||1||Ohbiki (SS)|
|2||Oshima (CF)||2||Sakaguchi (CF)|
|3||Hirata (RF)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Viciedo (1B)||4||Yamada (2B)|
|5||Nanita (LF)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Fukuda (3B)||6||Balentien (LF)|
|7||Donoue (SS)||7||Imanami (1B)|
|8||Katsura (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Yoshimi (RHP)||9||Sugiura (RHP|
|RP||Okada (L), Matayoshi (R), Yamai (R), Ogawa (L), Tajima (R)||RP||Lueke (R), Akiyoshi (R), Ondrusek (R), Hirai (R), Muranaka (L)|
Bottom of the first, two outs. Kawabata singled. The first pitch Yoshimi served up to Yuhei was a straight right over the middle, which our man delivered to the away fans. 3-0 Tokyo.
Top of the sixth, two outs. Hernandez, Oshima, and Hirata strung together three base hits for a run. 3-1 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eighth, two outs. Sakaguchi doubled. Kawabata drove him in. Yamada grounded out to end the inning. 4-1 Tokyo.
Top of the ninth, one out. With Ondrusek on the mound, Nanita drove a double out to the right field fence. Fukuda doubled to put men on the corners and Ondrusek walked Donoue to load the bases. Tani hit a fly ball to left. Hiyane, overly aggressive and possibly blinded by the sun, ran right past the ball. Game tied as three men score. 4-4.
Top of the eleventh. Sakaguchi and Kawabata hit to put men on the corners. Ogawa intentionally walked Yamada with four pitches way high and outside. Yuhei grounded out. Miwa became a f*ing hero with a sayonara RBI. 5-4 Tokyo, Final.