May 5th 2017, @ Yokohama

May 5th, 2017

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Yokohama BayStars 6

Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL

(Yokohama Stadium)

After putting up impressive numbers on the farm, Yoshinori was called on to try to stop the Swallows skid. The results were not very pretty.

W: Ino (1-2); L: YOshinori (0-1)

 Swallows BayStars
1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (CF)1Masayuki Kuwahara (CF)
2Keiji Obiki (SS)2Takayuki Kajitani (RF)
3Testuto Yamada (2B)3José Lopez (1B)
4Yuhei (Takai) (RF)4Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF)
5Wladimir Balentien (LF)5Toshiro Miyazaki (3B)
6Shinichi Takeuchi (1B)6Yasutaka Tobashira (C)
7Yuhei Nakamura (C)7Takehiro Ishikawa (2B)
8Ryota Fujii (3B)8Shoichi Ino (P)
9Yoshinori (Sato) (P)9Toshihiko Kuramoto (SS)

Yoshinori loaded the bases with only one out to start the game with a couple of singles and a walk. The first run scored after Yoshinori walked Miyazaki, and the next run scored as a result of a Tobashira sac fly. 2-0 BayStars Ishikawa scored yet another run with a double but some dodgy base running by Miyazaki ended the first. 3-0 BayStars

Ino kept the Swallows in check for most of the night. His only mistake came in the fourth as he left a curveball hanging over the plate for Yamada to hit to straightaway center. 3-1 BayStars

Meanwhile Yoshinori left the mound in the bottom of the inning after conceding an error-assisted double and sac bunt. Kondo came in and cleaned up the mess without further damage. Hara was tasked with facing the heart of the BayStars’ order in the fifth. Hara walked Kajitani and Lopez back-to-back before serving up a meatball to Tsutsugo for a three run homer. 6-1 BayStars The Swallows kept Hara in and let him pitch 3 innings, but the damage was done.

Naruse (!) came in and finished up the game for the Swallows and Ino finished the game for the BayStars. 6-1 BayStars FINAL

The Swallows will try again tomorrow afternoon with Ogawa set to take the mound against sophomore southpaw Imanaga.

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.