August 23rd, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 2
Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL
(Kusanagi Stadium, Shizuoka Japan)
|W: Yoshimi L: Yoshinori|
The Swallows losing streak hit four games as they lost to Chunichi in Shizuoka.
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Ohshima (CF)|
|2||Yachi (2B)||2||Kamezawa (2B)|
|3||Nishiura (3B)||3||Hirata (RF)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Morino (1B)|
|5||Imanami (1B)||5||Fukuda (LF)|
|6||Ugumori (RF)||6||Takahashi (3B)|
|7||Ohbiki (SS)||7||Sugiyama (C )|
|8||Nishida (C)||8||Donoue (SS)|
|9||Yoshinori (SP)||9||Yoshimi (SP)|
Yoshinori started for the birds, Yoshimi started for Chunichi.
Yoshinori was great for the first three innings before running into trouble in the top of the fourth. With two out and runners on first and second, he threw a mistake to Fukuda and the ball ended up in the centerfield stands, a three run home run. 3-0 Chunichi
The Swallows were held on offense until the ninth inning when they finally came alive. Sakaguchi, Miwa, and Nishiura all reached with nobody out for Balentien. Coco came through on this occasion with a single to left to drive in two. Unfortunately for the Swallows, despite having the tying run on third with nobody out, they were unable to bring them home and the game ended 3-2 Chunichi
- The Swallows are still 4.5 games behind Yokohama for the third and final playoff spot.
- Yamada Tetsuto is scheduled to return on Wednesday against Chunichi at Jingu.
- On Wednesday, Ryan Ogawa starts for Tokyo, Valdez for Chunichi.