July 1st, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 1st, 2017

TS Logo 150x transparentTokyo Swallows 1 Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

Hanshin Tigers 3

Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL

(Koshien Stadium)

Hanshin scored three in the third, and that was about it.

W: Nohmi (3-3); L: Hara (2-5); S: Dolis (21)
 Swallows Tigers
1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (CF)1Takeshi Toritani (3B)
2Tsuyoshi Ueda (RF)2Hiroki Uemoto (2B)
3Tetsuto Yamada (2B)3Yoshio Itoi (RF)
4Wladimir Balentien (LF)4Kosuke Fukudome (LF)
5Dean Green (1B)5Ohyama (1B)
6Keiji Obiki (SS)6Shun Takayama (CF)
7Ryota Fujii (3B)7Kento Itohara (SS)
8Akihisa Nishida (C)8Umeno (C)
9Juri Hara (P)
9Nohmi (P)

Things came to a head in the bottom of the third with Hara dealing with the top of the order once again. Uemoto took one for the team with one out and Itoi followed with a single. One out later, Ohyama hit his first home run of the year.

0-3 Hanshin

Yamada led off with a solo shot in the top of the fourth, but that was pretty much it for the Swallows offense.


Your birds will attempt to win the series tomorrow afternoon in the Osaka suburbs.

**Game Notes:

  • Yamada’s homer was his 11th of the season. He was 2-4 at the plate.
  • The only other Swallow to reach base twice was Balentien who was 1-3 (1B) with a walk.
  • Hara threw 90 pitches over four innings. He struck out four, walked two, and beaned one. He also allowed six hits.
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