Jul 3rd 2013, @ Yokohama

July 3rd, 2013

Tokyo Swallows 8

Yokohama BayStars 6

Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LWLWW

(Yokohama Stadium)

W: Abe (1-0); L: Takasaki (2-5); S: Yamamoto (0-2-11)

Much like our own Christopher’s day job, this game involved a lot of public drillings, entailing both excitement and dismay for hoi polloi of all stripes.

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Yamada (2B)1Ishikawa (2B)
2Ueda (CF)2Yamazaki (SS)
3Milledge (LF)3Morgan (CF)
4Balentien (RF)4Blanco (1B)
5Aikawa (C)5Tsutsugo (3B)
6Miyamoto (3B)6Tamura (LF)
7Araki (1B)7Aranami (RF)
8Kawashima (SS)8Tsuruoka (C)
9Furuno (P)9Takasaki (P)
RPAbe, Kiya, Muranaka, Ishiyama, YamamotoRPYoshikawa, Kaga, Kikuchi, Ota

Yokohama scored first an out into the first, when Yamasaki and Tony Plush doubled back-to-back. After a Blanco ground-out, Tsutsugo drove Morgan home. 2-0 Yokohama.

In the third, Yamasaki walked, then got nabbed stealing, which is a shame for him because Morgan knocked one out in the same at-bat. 3-0 Yokohama.

The Swallows came back in a big way in the fifth. Ueda walked, Balentien doubled, and Aikawa hit a three-run homer to left. Miyamoto then singled, followed by Iihara sending one of the newer, more lively balls to join its counterpart in left. 5-3 Tokyo.

Two more scored in the sixth, when Ueda walked and Coco drove him home on a homer. 7-3 Tokyo.

Hits off Muranaka by Kinjo and Yamasaki followed by a second Morgan round-tripper put the fear into Tokyo. 7-6 Tokyo.

But the Birds added insurance with a Tanaka double, the Hiyane pinch-running replacement, a move to third on a Kawashima hopper to second, and an Iwamura RBI. 8-6 Tokyo, Final.

Another battle by the Bay (or just a few miles away) tomorrow.

Number 27

Number 27

  • This was the first time the Swallows have managed consecutive wins since that crazy home series against the Marines way back on May 17th and 18th.