Aug 30th 2017, @ Hanshin

August 30th, 2017

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Hanshin Tigers 4

Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL


W: Takahashi (6-0); L: Kondoh (1-3)
6th Inning: Araki 2RBI single
8th: Yamada Solo HR

More baseball happened involving the Swallows this evening. Lots of baseball. Erm, baseball?

 Swallows Tigers
1Sakaguchi (RF)1Itoi (RF)
2Yamasaki (CF)2Uemoto (2B)
3Balentien (LF)3Ohyama (1B)
4Yamada (2B)4Fukudome (LF)
5Rivero (3B)5Nakatani (CF)
6 Araki (1B)6Toritani (3B)
7Nakamura (C)7Hojoh (SS)
8 Nishiura (SS)8Sakamoto (C)
9Hara (P)
7.1 IP | 117 NP | 3 H | 8 K | 3 BB | 3 ER
9Iwata (P)
5.1 IP | 2 ER
0.2 IP | 2 BB | 0 ER
1 IP | 0 ER
0.2 IP | 1 ER
0.2 IP | 0 ER
1 IP | 0 ER
1 IP | 1 ER
1 IP | 0 ER
1 IP | 0 ER

Game 119 Joy Points

  • This was the road version of last Wednesday’s pitching match-up.
  • Hara fared much better tonight, putting up his best shift in some time, but ultimately ended up with a no-decision thanks to Matsuoka being prime-Matsuoka in the 8th. The veteran sack of skin came in in to relieve Hara with a man on second with one out with the score at 3-2 in Tokyo’s favour (thanks to Yamada’s solo shot in the top of the inning). What followed was two walks and a sac-fly which tied the game and put paid to any chance of Hara registering his first win since way back on June 15th.
  • The game was ultimately lost in extras via a solo homer off Kondoh by some ex-Buffalo guy.
  • The Swallows’ record now sits at 40-77-2, 10.5 games adrift at the CL’s shitty foot.
  • I think there’s another game tomorrow night?
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