September 6th, 2016
Yokohama Baystars 6
Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL
|W: Inoh L: Yoshinori|
The make-or-break series to salvage the 2016 Tokyo Swallows season got off to a bad start after a comprehensive victory by the home team.
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Kuwahawa (CF)|
|2||Fujii (3B)||2||Ishikawa (2B)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Lopez (1B)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Tsutsugoh (LF)|
|5||Kawabata (1B)||5||Miyazaki (3B)|
|6||Nishiura (SS)||6||Kajitani (RF)|
|7||Ugumori (RF)||7||Kuramoto (SS)|
|8||Nishida (C)||8||Tobashira (C)|
|9||Yoshinori (SP)||9||Inoh (SP)|
Tonight’s game showed by Yokohama are in the driver’s seat towards earning a climax series berth as they produced runs with timely hitting throughout the game while the Swallows offense was limited throughout.
Bottom of the first: Yokohama produced two runs thanks to an RBI groundout by Lopez and infield single to the pitcher by Miyazaki. 2-0 Yokohama
Bottom of the third: Lopez produced again with an RBI double 3-0 Yokohama
Bottom of the fourth: Yokohama added a run thanks to another RBI double by Kuwahara. Even struggling second baseman got into the action with an RBI single. 5-0 Yokohama
Bottom of the seventh: Miyazaki singled to right to add another run. 6-0 Yokohama
Top of the ninth: Yamada homered to left, his 34th of the season. 6-1 Yokohama
The winning pitcher was Inoh (7 wins, 10 losses) and Yoshinori was the loser (2 wins, 3 losses).
The starters for tomorrow’s ballgame are: Mishima for Yokohama, Ryan Ogawa for the Swallows.