7/28/11- Hiroshima (Home)

July 28th, 2011

Hiroshima Toyo Carp  6

Tokyo Yakult Swallows  5

Streak:  Lost 1      Last 5: DWLWL

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

This game was an emotional rollercoaster ride that ultimately lead to much pain. Thus, we will be presenting today’s game report in abbreviated bullet points to spare you of the graphic details.

 Carp Swallows
12B Higashide1CF Aoki
2SS Kimura22B Tanaka
3CF Maru31B Whitesell
41B Kurihara4LF Hatakeyama
5RF Matsuyama5RF Balentien
63B Ishii63B Miyamoto
7LF Shima7SS Kawabata
8C Kura8C Aikawa
9P Fukui9P Tateyama

  • Tateyama starts, and while he scatters hits and allows a runner onto third in both the first and fifth, he seems to be in control of the game.
  • The Carp’s rookie right hander Fukui, on the other hand, doesn’t allow a hit through the first 5 innings but walks 3 batters.
  • Tateyama finally pays for allowing a runner to get to third in the top of the sixth, by giving up three consecutive 2 out hits to give the Carp the lead. 2-0 Carp
  • With one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, Fukui walks his Waseda senpai Aoki.
  • Fukui’s other Waseda senpai, Tanaka, breaks up Fukui’s no hit bid with a single to center to put men on the corners.
  • Fukui loads the bases by beaning Whitesell dangerously close to the back of his head.
  • Hatakeyama watches five pitches go by him to make the count full.
  • Hatakeyama take pitch number 6 and puts it in the left field stands for a GRAND SLAM!!! 4-2 Swallows
  • Balentien flies out weakly to the second baseman, but Miyamoto follows with another homerun to left. 5-2 Swallows
  • Swallows fans rejoice and pass out.
  • Swallows fans wake up one inning later and pass out again from shock. 6-5 Carp
  • Fucking Oshimoto…



... and Lows.

For those of you who must know the full story and all the gory details, please read the boxscore over at YakyuBaka.

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.