April 13th, 2017
Tokyo Swallows 3
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
The Swallows losing streak finally came to an end thanks to a solid start by David Buchanan and another clutch walk off hit by Ugumori,
|1||Oshima (CF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Kamezawa (2B)||2||Yamasaki (CF)|
|3||Abe (3B)||3||Balentien (LF)|
|4||Viciedo (1B)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Hirata (RF)||5||Yuhei (R)|
|6||Iryo (LF)||6||Nakamura (C)|
|7||Kyoda (SS)||7||Ohbiki (SS)|
|8||Sugiyama (C)||8||Nishiura (3B)|
|9||Matayoshi (P)||9||Buchanan (P)|
The starters for this game were Buchanan for the Swallows, Matayoshi for Chunichi.
Chunichi got the scoring started in the second inning when Hirata took a 1-0 offering from Buchanan and drove it to left field for a solo home run. Chunichi added a second run when air you singled to center, took second on Balentien’s bobble in the outfield, reached third on a ground out and scored on pitcher Matayoshi’s infield single to third. 2-0 Chunichi
The Swallows responded in the third inning when Yamada doubled to left and came around to score on Yamazaki’s double to left. 2-1 Chunichi
The Swallows tied the game in the sixth inning thanks to a solo shot to left by Hatakeyama, his second of the season. 2-2 Tie
In the home half of the ninth inning, the Swallows went up to bat against veteran lefty Iwase. Yuhei got it started with lead off single, advanced to second on a bunt by Nakamura and to third after Ohbiki grounded out. With two out, Ugumori stepped up to the plate against new pitcher Sato and delivered a game winning single to win it 3-2 Swallows
– The Swallows start a three game set in Yokohama starting Friday.
– Ishikawa starts for the birds, Weiland for Yokohama.