June 14th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 14th, 2017

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2

Tokyo Swallows 3

Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

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W: Yoshinori ( 2-2 ; 2.74 ERA )
L: Anraku ( 0-1 ; 4.50 )
S: Akiyoshi ( 8 S ; 2.84 )

2017 INTERLEAGUE JOY COUNT: W2-L11-D1

LAST 3: WLW

JOY?

 Tohoku Tokyo
1Mogi (SS)1Sakaguchi (CF)
2Peguero (RF)2Ueda (CF)
3Hijirisawa (LF)3Yamada (2B)
4Wheeler (3B)4Yuhei (RF)
5Ginji (1B)5Green (1B)
6Shimauchu (CF)6Nishida (C)
7Fujita (2B)7Fujii (3B)
8Adachi (C)8Hirooka (SS)
9Anraku (P)
6 IP | 3 ER
9Yoshinori (P)
7 IP | 1 ER
RPFukuyama
1 IP | 0 ER
Herrmann
1 IP | 0 ER
RPLueke
1 IP | 1 ER
Akiyoshi
1 IP | 0 ER

INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS

  • Yoshinori pitched seven plucky innings of bend-not-break ball, for a final line of 7 IP | 113 NP | 3 H | 6 K | 6 BB | 1 ER. Those walks almost killed him a couple of times, but he managed to dig deep to strand all but one of the runners he let on.
  • Tokyo took the lead in the 1st, with Yuhei bringing home Sakaguchi from first with a timely double to left (making it to third on the error, see above GIF). Tetsuto Yamada and Dean Green combined for a double and RBI single in the 4th to score Tokyo’s 2nd, while what would turn out to be the key run came in the 6th, with Green clubbing his first homer in Japan into the bleachers in right for a solo shot.
  • After Yoshinori had departed, Lueke allowed a solo dinger to Wheeler, but managed to stem the bleeding, setting the stage for Akiyoshi to close the door in the 9th for a “it’ll take more than two wins, you know?” 3-2 Tokyo Final.
  • With just four games of this dumpster fire of an Interleague left, tomorrow will see Hara take on Norimoto in the last game of the penultimate series.
About David Watkins

David is a baseball bothering Brummie who spends a fair portion of his life fretting over the Tokyo Swallows and the WORLD’S GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM, Aston Villa. He completes the quartet of abusive sporting relationships by being a die hard New York Knicks and Mets fan. You can find him on twitter: @yakulto