Aug 9th 2016, @Chunichi

Aug 9th, 2016

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Chunichi Dragons 2

Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL

(Nagoya Dome)

The Swallows saw their two game winning streak snapped in an extra innings loss but more importantly, all-world second baseman Yamada left the game with a bad back.

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W: Yamai L: Iwahashi

 Chunichi Tokyo
1Ohshima (CF)1Hiyane (RF)
2Donoue (SS)2Sakaguchi (CF)
3Nanita (LF)3Yamada (2B)
4Pigiedo (1B)4Balentien (LF)
5Hirata (RF)5Imanami (1B)
6Takahashi (3B)6Nishida (C)
7Tani (2B)7Ohbiki (SS)
8Sugiyama (C)8Nishiura (3B)
9Yoshimi (SP)9Ishikawa (SP)

The Scoring:

Bottom of the third: Chunichi scored on an RBI single by Ohshima. 1-0 Chunichi

Top of the fifth: The Swallows tied it on Nishiura’s RBI single. 1-1

Bottom of the tenth: Chunichi won it in walk-off style on Viciedo’s RBI hit with two outs.

 

More importantly…

Swallows second baseman Yamada left the game in the second inning due to a bad back. He had not taken fielding practice before the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. It seems very possible that he’ll be on the shelf for a little while and be de-registered from the roster. By leaving the game early, it snapped his 316 game streak of playing every inning of every game.

 

The starters for Wednesday’s game are: Ohno for Chunichi, Ogawa for the Swallows