June 11th, 2017 @ Chiba

June 11th, 2017

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Chiba Lotte Marines 6

Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW

(Zozo Marine Stadium)

The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game.

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W: Buchanan (3-4); L: Sasaki (2-6)

Their first since May 28 and the first of interleague play, as we are all painfully aware.

 Swallows Marines
1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (LF)1Roel Santos (CF)
2Ueda (CF)2Ogino (RF)
3 Tetsuto Yamada (2B)3Kasuya Kakunaka (LF)
4Shoitsu Omatsu (1B)4Jimmy Paredes (DH)
5Yuhei (RF)5Daichi Suzuki (2B)
6Dean Green (DH)6Matthew Duffy (3B)
7Ohbiki (SS)7Kazuya Katsiki (1B)
8Yuhei Nakamura (C)8Ryo Miki (SS)
9Fujii (3B)9Tatsuhiro Tamura (C)
SPBuchanan (P)SPSasaki (P)

The whole thing was basically decided in the first. A super-abbreviated play-by-play:

Sakaguchi triple. Ueda triple: 0-1. Yamada double: 0-2. Omatsu grounder: one out, man on third. Yuhei walk: men on the corners. Green walk: bases loaded. Obiki hit: 0-3, bases loaded. Nakamura hit: 0-4, bases loaded. Fujii strike out: 2 outs. Sakaguchi walk: 0-5, bases loaded. Ueda hit: 0-7. Yamada strike out: an end to possibly the greatest inning of the 2017 season.

On the defensive side of things, Buchanan pitched a fine game o’ baseball, throwing for 7 innings and exactly 100 pitches, he kept the Marines off the board until the seventh, when he gave up two.

The same cannot be said for Josh Lueke, who over one-third of an inning managed to give up four runs before Kyuko and Akiyoshi came in to clean up the mess.

No matter. The Swallows picked up another couple runs in the intervening innings and ended up with a nice 3-run lead and a 6-9 final.

Game notes:

  • Tokyo is back at Jingu Tuesday after a long stretch on the road to face the Golden Eagles of Tohoku.
  • The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game.
  • Six more interleague games. Sixth place. The Marines scored six… agh, the number of the beast!