August 24th, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 5
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
After dropping four straight, your Birds got back to winning ways at home.
|W: Ogawa (7-5; 4.36 ERA)
L: Valdez (5-5; 3.72 ERA)
And Yamada was back in the lineup, so two pieces of good news for the price of one!
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Ohshima (CF)|
|2||Araki (1B)||2||Kamezawa (2B)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Hirata (RF)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Morino (1B)|
|5||Ugumori (RF)||5||Fukuda (LF)|
|6||Nishiura (3B)||6||Takahashi (3B)|
|7||Ohbiki (SS)||7||Sugiyama (C )|
|8||Nishida (C)||8||Donoue (SS)|
|9||Ogawa (SP)||9||Valdez (SP)|
This contest was basically over by the end of the first inning.
With Valdez pitching for the visitors, Sakaguchi led off with a single, and Arakai Tak-bunted him over. Yamada drew a free pass in his first at-bat back from the DL, and Balentien struck out swinging to light a second red lamp.
Ugumori then blasted his fifth home of the season to clear the bases.
One batter later, Nishiura added another run with a solo shot to left.
As is so often the case, however, Tokyo immediately gave a run back. Morino doubled and later scored on Takahashi’s single.
The good guys reasserted their four run advantage in the bottom of the fourth. Ohbiki singled for the second time tonight and later scored on Araki’s two-out single.
But guess what? Chunichi got one back in the top of the next inning.
Sugiyama led off with his second homer of the season. Fortunately it was a solo homer.
Chunichi was held completely hitless after that.
Ogawa got the win after a complete game, 122 pitch effort that saw only two runs manufactured from four hits (one homer). He also struck out five and walked two.
Tateyama will take the mound for Tokyo tomorrow against Chunichi’s Jordan.
- Sakaguchi and Ohbiki both had multi-hit games.
- Yamada was 0-3 at the plate with a walk and two strikeouts.