Jul 10th 2017, @Yomiuri

July 12th, 2017

Tokyo Swallows 2

Yomiuri Giants 3

(Tokyo Dome)

Last 5: LLLDL

W: Taguchi
L: Kondoh
S: Kammyneyrou

The Swallows still haven’t won in July 🙁

Tokyo Yomiuri
Araki (1B)1C***o (RF)
Ueda (RF)2Tateoka (CF)
Yamada (2B)3Sakamoto (SS)
Balentien (LF)4Abe (1B)
Sakaguchi (CF)5Murata (3B)
Nakamura (C)6Kamei (LF)
Fujii (3B)7Nakai (2B)
Hirooka (SS)8Kobayashi (C)
Yamanaka (SP)9Taguchi (P)

Yamanaka took the mound for the Swallows against the Giants and Central League ERA leader Taguchi.

Yamada gave Swallows fans hope in the fourth inning with his 13th home run of the season, a two run shot to left field. In what has been the common theme all season however, that was all the Swallows lineup could muster and it was up to the pitching staff on hold on to the tight lead; a lead they would not hold on to.

The Giants tied the game in the sixth against Yamanaka before taking the lead in the seventh inning on a go-ahead solo home run by Nagano off Kondoh. 3-2 Gomiuri final