Jul 14th 2015, @ Chunichi

July 14th, 2015

Tokyo Swallows 4Chunichi Logo

Chunichi Dragons 9

Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LWWLL

(Nagoya Dome)

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W: Wakamatsu (3-1 / 1.92 ERA)
L: Ogawa (4-6 / 3.53 ERA)

Ogawa couldn’t get out of the 4th inning while all the bats could muster were some late consolation runs as the Swallows found themselves on the wrong end of a good old fashioned ass-whuppin’ in Nagoya.

 Swallows Dragons
1Ohbiki (SS)1Oshima (CF)
2Miwa (CF)2Kamezawa (2B)
3Kawabata (3B)3Endo (SS)
4Yamada (2B)4Luna (1B)
5Yuhei (RF)5Nanita (LF)
6Dening (LF)6Hirata (RF)
7Takauchi (1B)7Takahashi (3B)
8Nakamura (C)8Katsura (C)
9Ogawa (P)9Wakamatsu (P)

JOYFUL PITCHING

  • Ogawa: 3.2 IP / 70 NP / 5 H / 1 HR / 5 K / 2 BB / 4 ER.
  • Nakazawa: 0.1 IP / 12 NP / 2 H / 1 BB / 2 ER
  • Yamamoto: 1 IP / 27 NP / 4 H / 1 K / 2 ER
  • Tokuyama: 2 IP / 36 NP / 3 H / 3 K / 1 ER
  • Matsuoka: 1 IP / 18 NP / 0 H / 1 K / 1 BB / 0 ER.

JOYFUL HITTING

  • 7th inning: Singles from Kawabata, and Dening. Walks for Takeuchi and Nakamura, the latter of which walked in run number one.
  • 9th inning: Yuhei double, error in left to allow Takeuchi on, walk for Fujii to load bases. Back-to-back singles from Nishiura (runs two and three) and Morioka (run four).

JOYFUL OUTLOOK

  • One more game ’til the AllStar break (Yamanaka vs Ohno tomorrow night).
  • To leave you on a high note, here’s a picture of Lord Tateyama playing a keyboard. Good night.
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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