August 2nd, 2016
Tokyo Swallows 4
Streak: Lost 7 Last 5: LLLLL
Toda Jingu Stadium)
The Swallows dropped their seventh straight game in not so dramatic fashion as they fell 16-4 to the mighty Hiroshima Bottomfeeders.
|1||Hiyane (CF)||1||Tanaka (SS)|
|2||Araki (RF)||2||Kikuchi (2B)|
|3||Ohbiki (SS)||3||Maru (CF)|
|4||Yamada (2B)||4||Luna (3B)|
|5||Balentien (LF)||5||Arai (1B)|
|6||Nishiura (3B)||6||Suzuki (RF)|
|7||Nishida (1B)||7||Shimozuru (LF)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Ishihara (C)|
|9||Ishikawa (SP)||9||Johnson (SP)|
Recently decimated by injuries, the current Swallows squad looks more like what you’d usually see down at the Toda Stadium, home of the minor league club.
Highlights for Hiroshima:
- Johnson won his 10th decision for the second consecutive year.
- 16 runs was the most runs scored by Hiroshima this season.
- Arai hit his 300th home run of his career.
Highlights for Tokyo:
- Nishida hit a home run to make the game competitive for a few moments.
- A chance to see many fresh faces at Jingu Stadium, many of whom you’ll never see after this season.
- A rain delay during the game allowed Swallows fan and the ouendan relive cheer songs of yesterday.
Starters for tomorrow’s ballgame at Jingu will be: Ryan Ogawa for Tokyo, Kuri for Hiroshima. Fingers crossed Ryan gets out of his funk and throws a complete game shutout.