August 14th, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 2
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
The Swallows saw their four game winning streak come to a screeching halt in the final game of the series against Gomiuri. The Swallows were outscored 7-1 in the final four innings.
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Nagano (RF)|
|2||Hiyane (RF)||2||Hashimoto (CF)|
|3||Nishiura (3B)||3||Sakamoto (SS)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Abe (1B)|
|5||Imanami (1B)||5||Murata (3B)|
|6||Yachi (2B)||6||Garrett (LF)|
|7||Ohbiki (SS)||7||Cruz (2B)|
|8||Nishida (C)||8||Kobayashi (C)|
|9||Tateyama (SP)||9||MIkolas (SP)|
The starters for this game were Mikolas for Gomiuri, Tateyama for the Swallows.
Bottom of the fourth: Balentien homered to left, his 21st of the season.
Bottom of the sixth: the Swallows scored an unearned run thanks to a Murata fumble at third base.
Gomiuri hitting standouts:
Garrett Jones: 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 run scored
Abe: 3-5 (all singles), 2 RBI
Sakamoto: 2-3, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 SB, 1 BB
Mikolas: 8 IP, 6 hits, 8 Ks, 1 BB, 1 ER
Tateyama: 5 2/3 IP, 6 hits, 5 Ks, 2 walks, 4 ER
Swallows bullpen (not a great day at the office): 3 1/3 IP, 8 hits, 3 Ks, 2 BB, 5 ER
For Swallows fans, this was a game you’d like to forget…