July 28th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 28th, 2017

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Hiroshima Carp 7

Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL

(Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium)

After sweeping the Dragons at home, the Swallows looked to reverse their road luck in Hiroshima. Unfortunately, the Biards weren’t able to take down the CL leaders in their home.

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W: Kuri (6-5); L: Buchanan (5-8)
 Swallows Carp
1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (RF)1Kosuke Tanaka (SS)
2Kotaro Yamasaki (CF)2Ryosuke Kikuchi (2B)
3Wladimir Balentien (LF)3Yoshihiro Maru (CF)
4Tetsuto Yamada (2B)4Seiya Suzuki (RF)
5Carlos Rivero (1B)5Ryuhei Matsuyama (LF)
6Ryota Fujii (3B)6Brad Eldred (1B)
7Yuhei Nakamura (C)7Tomohiro Abe (3B)
8Nobuyuki Okumura (SS)8Yoshiyuki Ishihara (C)
9David Buchanan (P)9Aren Kuri (P)

The Swallows came into the night lost 10 straight games in Hiroshima. Their last win in Hiroshima came last year on June 30. Things did not start very well for the Swallows. Seiya Suzuki lead off the second with a homer to give the Carp an early lead. 1-0 Carp

David Buchanan found himself with two outs and the bases loaded against Matsuyama in the third inning. Matsuyama worked the count full and launched a bases-clearing double to bust the game open. 4-0 Carp

Coco responded by opening the fourth with a solo shot, extending his home run game streak to four games. 4-1 Carp

Kikuchi hit a solo homer off of Buchanan in the fifth to extend the lead. 5-1 Carp

The Carp capped the scoring in the eighth against Nakazawa. Pinch-hitter Noma singled and Brad Eldred fomered to deep left. 7-1 Carp FINAL

Ogawa will start for the Swallows tomorrow night.

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he’s not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.