Jul 3rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

July 3rd, 2015

Tokyo Swallows 1Hiroshima Carp logo clean

Hiroshima Carp 7

Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL

(Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)

Furuno started this game by trying to help the Carp get out on the basepaths and exercise more. He showed all the control of a teenaged boy being ured to do something stupid by a cute girl. The Tokyo offense, for its part, showed all of the scoring ability of that same teenaged boy.

W: Maeda (7-5-0); L: Furuno (4-1-0)

Furuno seemed completely unable to get the ball anywhere near the zone unless he gently lobbed it there. No joke.

 Tokyo Hiroshima
1Yamada (2B)1Maru (CF)
2Ueda (CF)2Kikuchi (2B)
3Kawabata (3B)3Schierholtz (RF)
4Hatakeyama (1B)4Arai (1B)
5Dening (LF)5Eldred (LF)
6Yuhei (RF)6Tanaka (SS)
7Ohbiki (SS)7Kimura (3B)
8Nakamura (C)8Aizawa (C)
9Furuno (P)9Maeda (P)
RPYamamoto, Matsuoka, NakazawaRPOhsera, Heath

The Scoring:

Bottom of the first. Furuno walked three of the first four batters to load the bases, then gave up a two-RBI single to Eldred, followed by a line drive single to Tanaka to reload the bases for Kimura, Aizawa, and Maeda to hit back-to-back-to-back RBI singles. 5-0 Hiroshima.

Bottom of the fourth, one out (Maeda). Furuno continued putting together streaks and being a gracious guest bu giving up a single to Maru, then back-to-back RBIs to Kikuchi and Schierholtz. 7-0 Hiroshima.

Yamamoto relieved the badly battered Furuno in the sixth and got through the inning unscathed.

Top of the seventh. Hatake walked and reached third on a Dening single. Yuhei then put Tokyo on the board with an RBI single to left. 7-1 Hiroshima, Final.

Matsuoka took the mound for the Swallows in the seventh, Nakazawa in the eighth.