August 30th, 2016
Yomiuri Giants 5
Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL
The Swallows five game winning came to an end at the hands of the hated ones.
|W: Sugano L: Sugiura S: Sawamura|
|1||Sakaguchi (CF)||1||Chono (RF)|
|2||Miwa (RF)||2||Shigenobu (CF)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Sakamoto (SS)|
|4||Balentien (LF)||4||Abe (1B)|
|5||Imanami (3B)||5||Murata (3B)|
|6||Ugumori (1B)||6||Garrett (LF)|
|7||Nishiura (SS)||7||Cruz (2B)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Kobayashi (C)|
|9||Sugiura (SP)||9||Sugano (SP)|
The starters for this game were Sugano for the Gomiuri, Sugiura for the Swallows.
First inning: Sakamoto hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and Murata followed suit with an RBI single. 2-0 Gomiuri
Third inning: the Swallows made things interesting by tying up the game, courtesy of a single to left with the bases loaded by Yamada.
Unfortunately, the Gomiuri quickly responded in the home half of the inning on another RBI hit by Murata. 4-2 Gomiuri
Fifth inning: the Giants capped off the scoring on another run scoring play by Sakamoto. Nobody else scored for the rest of this game. 5-2 Gomiuri final
Sugiura struggled in his short three inning start but the bullpen did a great job, limiting the Gomiuri to only a single run in five innings of work.
The series moves from Fukui to Toyama on Wednesday night, Taguchi starting for the hated ones, Ryan Ogawa for the birds.