Jun 28th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

June 28th, 2013

Yomiuri Giants 9FYG

Tokyo Swallows 0

Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL


A very unappetizing, unsavory, and unsexy game was played in Akita Prefecture today.

W: Sugiuchi (6-3; 3.10 ERA)
L: Narveson (2-6; 4.94)

Narveson allowed nine runs (six earned) during his three and one-third innings on the mound.

Sakamoto (SS)1Hiyane (CF)
Kataoka (2B)2Morioka (SS)
Kamei (RF)3Yamada (2B)
Murata (3B)4Kawabata (3B)
Abe (C)5Yuhei (RF)
Chono (CF)6Tanaka (1B)
Lopez (1B)7Araki (LF)
Anderson (LF)8Nakamura (C)
Sugiuchi (P)9Narveson (P)

Narveson recorded outs against the first two batters he faced today, but then he allowed a walk and three consecutive singles to see the Giants take an early lead.

0-2 Yomiuri

In the third, Narveson again sat the first two batters he faced, but a Murata walk was followed by a fielding error at short which set the table for a back-breaking Chono home run to right.

0-5 Yomiuri

Anderson homered to start things off in the bottom of the fourth, and then Sakamoto’s walk with one out was followed by four consecutive singles (two allowed by Narveson, two by reliever Matsuoka). Matsuoka allowed one final run to score (Chono grounder to second) before finally getting out of the inning by striking Cepeda out.

0-9 Final

Tokyo had two men on base only once the entire game (fourth inning), and only Yamada reached base more than once (BB, 2B).

Narveson (4.94 ERA) got the loss. He threw 83 pitches through three and one-third innings while allowing seven hits (two homers) and nine runs (six earned). He struck out four, walked three, and had one wild pitch.

Matsuoka (6.52 ERA) pitched one and two-thirds innings in his 10th appearance so far this year. He threw 25 pitches, gave up two hits, and struck out a pair of Yomiuri batters.

Carpenter (4.37 ERA) pitched a scoreless sixth. He gave up a walk and a single with one out before getting Abe to ground into a double play to get out of the inning.

Akagawa (5.27 ERA) struck out two during his two innings of work. He allowed just one hit and no runs.

Emura (0.00 ERA) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in his third appearance of 2014.

The next game of this short series will be played tomorrow afternoon, again in Akita. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 PM.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini