Sept 9th 2014, @ Yokohama

September 9th, 2014

Tokyo Swallows 0

Yokohama BayStars 3

Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL

(Yokohama Stadium)

W: Kubo (12-6 ; 3.68 ERA )
L: Narveson (4-9 ; 4.15 ERA)

It took Yokohama starter Kubo just two hours and twenty minutes to shut out the Swallows on a miserly four hits, which was good enough to register Tokyo’s 14th loss against the BayStars in 2014.

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Yamada (2B)1Kajitani (RF)
2Morioka (SS)2Yamazaki (SS)
3Kawabata (3B)3Gurriel (2B)
4Balentien (LF)4Tsutsugo (LF)
5Yuhei (RF)5Blanco (1B)
6Hatakeyama (1B)6Ishikawa (CF)
7Ihara (RF)7Baldiris (3B)
8Aikawa (C)8Kurobane (C)
9Narveson (P)9Kubo (P)

Kajitani makes it 1-0 in the 1st

Kajitani makes it 1-0 in the 1st

Chris Narveson actually pitched a solid enough seven innings (103 P / 5 H / 5 K / 1 BB / 3 ER), but he was undone by the solo home run. In the 1st, Kajitani dispatched CN’s first pitch of the evening into the left field stands to make it 1-0, and a single and Tony Blanco double doubled the lead for a 2-0 Yokohama early scoreline.

The evening’s scoring was wrapped up in the 7th, with Baldiris hitting Yokohama’s second solo shot to left of the evening, 3-0.

The Tokyo bats meanwhile were shut down pretty effectively by Kubo in his first start against Tokyo as a BayStar, never putting more than one man on base at any time. The Swallows did manage two hits in the 5th, but an Ihara double play killed any momentum after Hatake’s lead-off single.

Tomorrow will see 22 year old rookie Toshihiro Sugiura make his first pro start, facing off against Yokohama’s Yamaguchi.

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