9/17/11 – Yokohama (Home)

September 17th, 2011

Yokohama BayStars 2

Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2

Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WWWWT

(Jingu Stadium)


Well, it had to end sometime. After nine wins, Tokyo’s winning streak ended at the hands of Yokohama, of course, in a game with a lot of thwarted offense.
 Yokohama Tokyo
1Watanabe (2B)1Aoki (CF)
2Ishikawa (SS)2Tanaka (2B)
3Shimozono (LF)3Kawabata (SS)
4Murata (3B)4Hatakeyama (1B)
5Tsutsugo (1B)5Takeuchi (LF)
6Matsumoto (CF)6Miyamoto (3B)
7Kinjoh (RF)7Balentien (RF)
8Kurobane (C)8Aikawa (C)
9Miura (P)9Ishikawa (P)

The scoring:
Kinjoh hit a solo home run in the top of the second. 1-0 Yokohama.

In the bottom of the third, with two outs and Aoki on second, Kawabata hit an RBI double. 1-1.

The BayStars immediately opened up a gap again. In the top of the fourth, with two outs, Kurobane hit a solo home run. 2-1 Yokohama.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tanaka led off with a single, which was followed by another Kawabata RBI double. 2-2, Final.

Ishikawa was pulled in the top of the seventh after giving one hit. Matsui took the mound, walked Murata to put runners on first and second, and was pulled in favor of Oshimoto. Oshimoto filled the bases with a walk and Matsumoto was brought in to get Harper to ground into a 6-6-3 double play to end the inning.

The bottom of the seventh was also exciting: Whitesell doubled, then reached third on a wild pitch to Aoki, who went on to walk, but no runs scored.

Matsuoka pitched the eighth; Kyuko pitched the first 2/3 of the ninth, but was pulled for Lim when he got into a bit of trouble.

More Yokohama action tomorrow.