May 9th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 9th, 2017

TS Logo 150x transparentHiroshima Carp 2

Tokyo Swallows 3

Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

The Swallows took two out of three the last time they hosted the Carp. This lengthy walk-off win helped the languishing Birds keep the upper hand on the Fish, for whatever that’s worth.

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W: Kondo (1-0-0); L: Nakata (2-1-0)

 Hiroshima Tokyo
1Tanaka (SS)1Sakaguchi (CF)
2Kikuchi (2B)2Ohbiki (SS)
3Maru (CF)3Yamada (2B)
4Suzuki (RF)4Yuhei (RF)
5Abe (3B)5Balentien (LF)
6Eldred (1B)6Ugumori (1B)
7Noma (LF)7Nakamura (C)
8Ishihara (C)8Yachi (3B)
9Nomura (RHP)9Buchanan (RHP)
RPJackson (R), Imamura (R), Ichioka (R), Yabuta (R), Nakata (R)RPLueke (R), Akiyoshi (R), Ishiyama (R), Kondo (R)

The Scoring:

Top of the second, two outs. Eldred homered to center on a 2-2 count. 1-0 Hiroshima.

Bottom of the fourth. Ohbiki led off with a double to center. Yamada followed this with an RBI double on a full count. Yuhei then joined that club with an RBI double to right. 2-1 Tokyo.

Top of the eighth. Peña pinch hit for Ishihara and led off with a walk. Amaya subbed for Nomura and successfully sac-bunted. Tanaka whiffed, but Kikuchi tied the game with an RBI double to left. 2-2.

Bottom of the twelfth. Ohmatsu pinch hit for Kondo. On a 2-1 count, he hit a sayonara home run to right – his first round-tripper of the season. 3-2 Tokyo, Final.

Kondo also notched his first result – a won, of course.