Jul 29th 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 29th, 2016

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Yomiuri Giants 3

Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL

(Tokyo Stain Dome)

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W: Soulless Ghoul
L: Davies ( 2-2 ; 4.30 ERA)
6 IP | 86 NP | 4 H | 2 HR | 3 K | 0 BB | 3 ER

The Swallows upped the speed on their 6th place baseball joy train, losing their fourth straight game on the bounce. That sweep in Nagoya now seems such a distant memory…

 Tokyo Yomiuri
1Hiyane (CF)1Soulless Ghoul
2Nishiura (3B)2 Soulless Ghoul
3Yamada (2B)3Soulless Ghoul
4Balentien (LF)4Soulless Ghoul
5Ohbiki (SS)5Soulless Ghoul
6 Ihara (RF)6Soulless Ghoul
7Nishida (C)7Soulless Ghoul
8Araki (1B)8Soulless Ghoul
9Davies (P)9Soulless Ghoul
RPMatsuoka
( 1 IP | 0 ER)
Muranaka
( 1 IP | 0 ER)
RPSoulless Ghoul
Soulless Ghoul

Davies started for Tokyo and wasn’t all that bad, aside from the fact that two of his four hits allowed were home runs. A two-run shot from the Piggy Soulless Ghoul in the 1st, and a solo shot in the 6th from the most punchable Soulless Ghoul wrapped up the opposition’s scoring for the evening.

Unfortunately for their starting pitcher, offence-wise the birds stank. After getting their first two batters on base in the 1st and subsequently stranding them, their only run of the evening came in the 2nd off a Nishida double and timely Araki bloop single to shallow centre. After that one-run second inning, they went hitless the rest of the way, meaning we had a “bit of puke in the mouth” 3-1 Yomiuri Final.

Should you be a glutton for more punishment, game two of this series starts at 2pm Saturday afternoon, with Yamanaka taking on Soulless Ghoul.

About David Watkins

David is a baseball bothering Brummie who spends a fair portion of his life fretting over the Tokyo Swallows and the WORLD'S GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM, Aston Villa. He completes the quartet of abusive sporting relationships by being a die hard New York Knicks and Mets fan. You can find him on twitter: @yakulto