Aug 24th 2014, vs Yokohama

August 24th, 2014

Yokohama BayStars 1

Tokyo Swallows 2

Streak: LWLWW  Last 5: Won 2

(Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)

 The Swallows swept the BayStars down in muggy Matsuyama. A rare treat at the Birds’ home away from home. Much high-fiving in the Tsubamegun.

W: Ogawa (6-5); L: Inoh (10-7); S: Barnette (0-2-8)
 Yokohama Tokyo
1Kuwahara (LF)1Yamada (2B)
2Ishikawa (2B)2Morioka (SS)
3Kajitani (CF)3Kawabata (3B)
4Blanco (1B)4Balentien (LF)
5Tamura (RF)5Yuhei (RF)
6Baldiris (3B)6Hatakeyama (1B)
7Shirasaki (SS)7Takeuchi (CF)
8Takagai (C)8Aikawa (C)
9Inoh (P)9Ogawa (P)
RPOsada, HayashiRPBarnette

The scoring:

Bottom of the second: Kinjoh took the field in right for Yokohama and Yuhei started off the side by hitting a solo home run over his head. 1-0 Tokyo.

Bottom of the fifth (inning, not of whiskey – this was a win): With a 3-1 count, Takeuchi launched a long ball over Kinjoh. 2-0 Tokyo.

Top of the ninth: Ogawa, having pitched eight shutout innings on seven hits passed the ball to Barnette. The best bearded Sun Devil in the CL got Kinjoh to ground out, gave up a solo homer to Baldiris, then struck out two to end the game and notch his eighth save of the campaign. 2-1 Tokyo, Final.

Monday is a day of rest for everyone except Kozo. The team will take the jet ferry over to Hiroshima to roast some Carp starting Tuesday. (They’re bony, but there’s a lot of meat there.)