Aug 9th, 2016
Chunichi Dragons 2
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL
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.
|W: Yamai L: Iwahashi|
|1||Ohshima (CF)||1||Hiyane (RF)|
|2||Donoue (SS)||2||Sakaguchi (CF)|
|3||Nanita (LF)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Pigiedo (1B)||4||Balentien (LF)|
|5||Hirata (RF)||5||Imanami (1B)|
|6||Takahashi (3B)||6||Nishida (C)|
|7||Tani (2B)||7||Ohbiki (SS)|
|8||Sugiyama (C)||8||Nishiura (3B)|
|9||Yoshimi (SP)||9||Ishikawa (SP)|
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.
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