8/15/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 15th, 2012 

Tokyo Swallows 2

 Hiroshima Carp 5

Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLWWL

(Irritating Slogan Park Hiroshima)

W: Nomura (8-6); L: Shichijo (1-2)

Yesterday’s glimmer of hope failed to spark anything greater, with the Birds putting up a display of some fuglitude tonight.

 Tokyo Hiroshima
1Iihara (RF)1Maru (RF)
2Ueda (CF)2Kikuchi (2B)
3Milledge (LF)3Soyogi (SS)
4Hatakeyama (1B)4Eldred (1B)
5Kawabata (3B)5Dobayashi (3B)
6Tanaka (2B)6Amaya (CF)
7Morioka (SS)7Mukae (LF)
8Nakamura (C)8Ishihara (C)
9Shichijo (P)9Nomura (P)
RPMatsui, Masubuchi, AbeRPMickolio

One of those nights. We know them well.

Young Shichijo had a rough night, lasting only two innings, during which he threw 46 pitches, gave up six hits, one of which was a home run, a walk, and four runs.

In the first,  with an out and Kikuchi and Soyogi on the corners, Eldred hit an RBI double. Dobayashi then brought Soyogi in with a sac fly. 2-0 Hiroshima.

In the second, with one out, Ishihara singled, moved to second on a Nomura sac bunt, and scored on a Maru round-tripper to center. 4-0 Hiroshima.

In the sixth, Masubuchi took the mound and walked Mukae, who moved to second on an Ishihara sac-bunt. Masubuchi managed to strike out Nomura, then gave up an RBI double to Maru. Tanaka then bobbled a Kikuchi grounder, putting men on the corners and Masubuchi in danger.

No more runs, thankfully. 5-0 Hiroshima.

The Swallows didn’t respond until Milledge hit a solo home run to left in the seventh. 5-1 Hiroshima.

Milledge hit again in the ninth and was driven in by Kawabata, but it wasn’t enought o change the 5-1 Hiroshima, Final.

Roman takes on Otake as the Swallows play another one in the Hiroshima rail yard tomorrow night.