June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017

TS Logo 150x transparentNew Baystars Logo 2012Yokohama BayStars 5

Tokyo Swallows 1

Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida.

W: Ishida (2-3);L: Hara (2-4)

Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s walk-off win in extra innings last night.

 BayStars Swallows
1Masayuki Kuwahara (CF)1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (LF)
2Takayuki Kajitani (RF)2Tsuyoshi Ueda (CF)
3José Lopez (1B)3Tetsuto Yamada (2B)
4Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF)4Yuhei (Takai) (RF)
5Toshiro Miyazaki (3B)5Dean Green (1B)
6Yasutaka Tobashira (C)6Keiji Obiki (SS)
7Elián Herrera (2B)7Yachi (3B)
8Ishida (P)8Nishida (C)
9Toshihiko Kuramoto (SS)9Juri Hara (P)

The visitors got on the board first in the top of the first when the sixth batter of the frame, Tobashira, knocked in the first two batters, Kuwahara and Kajitani, with a single to right.

0-2 Yokohama

Lopez then doubled the lead in the top of the fifth with a tow-run homer to left with two outs.

0-4 Yokohama

Miyazaki added a final run in the top of the sixth, this time off reliever Guilmet, with a solo homer to center field.

0-5 Yokohama

Tokyo scored its lone run of the contest in the bottom of the ninth when Obiki doubled in Yamada with two outs.


**Game Notes:

  • Hara lasted five innings and gave up four earned runs. He threw 93 pitches and allowed four hits and three walks. He also struck out four batters.
  • After Guilmet’s two innings, Nakazawa and Yamamoto put in an inning of relief work each.
  • Obiki was 3-4 at the plate with two singles and an RBI double.
  • Yamada was the only other Swallow with a multi-hit game. He doubled in both the sixth and ninth innings.
About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini