Sept 30th 2014, @ Hiroshima

September 30th, 2014

Tokyo Swallows 6Hiroshima Carp logo clean

Hiroshima Carp 7

Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL

(Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium)

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W: Nakazaki (2-3 ; 3.89 ERA)
L: Yamamoto (3-4; 3.65 ERA)
S: Mickolio (25 S ; 2.47 ERA)

Though this has been clear to mostly everyone for months now, since my last game report it has become official: The Swallows are finishing in dead last for the second straight joyous year. Which means tonight’s game, for this Swallows fan at least, was just four hours of meaningless 6th-place baseball.

TokyoOrderHiroshima
Yamada (2B)1Suzuki (RF)
Morioka (SS)2Kikuchi (2B)
Kawabata (3B)3Maru (CF)
Yuhei (CF)4Eldred (1B)
Takeuchi (1B)5Rosario (LF)
Araki (LF)6Soyogi (3B)
Matsui (RF)7Tanaka (SS)
Nakamura (C)8Aizawa (C)
Muranaka (P)9Kuri (P)

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6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball Shichijo gave up the next two Carp runs, while Yamamoto gave up what would be the winning run off two hits in the bottom of the 8th. 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball.

6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball Batting-wise, Yuhei was the standout going 3 for 5 (single, triple, double) with 3 RBIs, Hatake also brought home two runs off a 5th inning then game-tying two run homer. 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball.

6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball In the battle for the CL hits title, Hiroshima’s Kikuchi out-hit Yamada 2-1 this evening, meaning he now leads the race 186-185Chunichi’s Oshima, whose team was not in action tonight, sits on 184. 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball.

The Carp handily won the season series between the two teams 16-8. 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball.

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About David Watkins

David is a baseball bothering Brummie who spends a fair portion of his life fretting over the Tokyo Swallows and the WORLD’S GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM, Aston Villa. He completes the quartet of abusive sporting relationships by being a die hard New York Knicks and Mets fan. You can find him on twitter: @yakulto

  • bcampb

    There must be a Japanese phrase that means “Wait till next year!” In English it’s “Wait till next year!” GO GO Swallows!

  • Eddie Hullsiek

    6th-place baseball

  • Hokkaido chocolate

    I especially liked it when 6th-place baseball and 6th-place baseball. But then 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball and 6th-place baseball. You would think that 6th-place baseball 6th-place baseball. But no. It’s just another game of 6th-place baseball.

  • Baseball Oogie

    If there’s any silver lining in this, Aoki is becoming a big story in the KC Royals post-season in the MLB.

    No, wait. That’s not a silver lining at all.

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