Apr 8th 2016, @ Yokohama

April 8th, 2016

Tokyo Swallows 3

Yokohama BayStars 2

Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW

(Yokohama Stadium)

Despite an ugly second inning, Ogawa continued in his role as the Swallows’ most reliable arm. Luckily for Tokyo, Ino had a roughly equally bad fourth and the Birds eked out a win.

W: Ogawa (2-1-0); L: Ino (1-1-0); S: Ondrusek (0-0-1)

 Tokyo Yokohama
1Sakaguchi (CF)1Shirasaki (3B)
2Kawabata (3B)2Ishikawa (2B)
3Yamada (2B)3Lopez (1B)
4Hatakeyama (1B)4Tsutsugo (LF)
5Balentien (LF)5Aranami (RF)
6Yuhei (RF)6Kuwahara (CF)
7Imanami (SS)7Tobashira (C)
8Nakamura (C)8Kuramoto (SS)
9Ogawa (RHP)9Ino (RHP)
RPPérez, OndrusekRPSuda, Fujioka

The Scoring:

Bottom of the second. Ogawa tried to work Tsutsugo high and outside, but to no avail. Home run to left. This was followed by an Aranami single, a Kuwahara pop-out, and a Tobashira single. Kuramoto then hit an RBI single to left. 2-0 Yokohama.

Top of the fourth. Yamada led off with a walk. Hatake whiffed, but Yamada managed to snag second during his AB. Balentien then cracked a high pop up right in front of the plate that Tobashira obligingly dropped, putting runners on first and second. Yuhei then made a meal of the first pitch he saw, sending it into the Tokyo bleachers for a three-run round-tripper, his first of the season. 3-2 Tokyo, Final.

Ondrusek notched his first save of the season with a tidy 1-2-3 including a K of Kuramoto.