May 18th 2018, @Yomiuri

May 17th, 2017

Tokyo Swallows 1

Yomiuri Giants 0

Streak: Won 2     Last 5: LWLWW

(The Rotten Egg in Korakuen)

W: Ishikawa 4-3
L: Miyaguni 0-4

The Swallows continued the momentum from Yoshinori’s pitching performance a night ago as Ishikawa and four relievers combined to shutout Gomiuri for a second night at their place. 

 Tokyo Yomiuri
1Sakaguchi (CF)1Ishikawa (LF)
2Fujii (3B)2Tateoka (CF)
3Yamada (2B)3Sakamoto (SS)
4Yuhei (RF)4Murat a (1B)
5Balentien (LF)5McGeheeheehee (3B)
6Imanami(1B)6Nadia (2B)
7Nakamura (C)7Nagano (RF)
8Ohbiki (SS)8Sanematsu (C)
9Ishikawa (P)
9Miyaguni (P)

The starters for this game were Ishikawa for the Swallows and Miyaguni for the Gomiuri.

Ishikawa did not have his best stuff, scattering seven hits and walking two in his 5 1/3 innings of work. He did however make pitches when it counted, keeping the Gomiuri scoreless. The rest of the bullpen went 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits, walking none and striking out five en route to the shutout. 

On the offensive side, the Swallows scored the lone run of the game in the third inning. Most improved hitter thus far this season, Nakamura Yuhei doubled to left, showed great base running instinct to advance on Ohbiki’s foul out, and scored on an RBI groundout by Ishikawa. 1-0 Swallows FINAL

Game Notage

  • The Swallows recorded one win at the Gomiuri Dome all of last season.  They had two in the last two days. 
  • The Swallows recorded two straight shutout victories over the Gomiuri at their stadium for the first time in twenty years. 
  • Gomiuri star outfielder Chono is hitting .000000000000000 with runners in scoring position on the season. 
  • The Swallows start a three game weekend series against Hanshin. Hara starts for the Swallows, Iwasada for the team that’s somehow in first place.