Sept 10th, 2017 @ Yomiuri

September 10th, 2017

Tokyo Swallows 1

Yomiuri Giants 6

(Tokyo Stain Dome)

Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL

Naruse made his first (and last?) start of the season (and as a Swallow?).

W: Mikolas (13-6); L: Nyaruse (0-1)

And lost.

 Swallows Giants
1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (RF)1Dai-kang Yoh (CF)
2Kotaro Yamasaki (CF)2Casey McGehee (2B)
3Wladimir Balentien (LF)3Hayato Sakamoto (SS)
4Tetsuto Yamada (2B)4Shinnosuke Abe (1B)
5Carlos Rivero (3B)5Shuichi Murata (3B)
6Takeuchi (1B)6Hisayoshi Ch**o (RF)
7Keiji Obiki (SS)7Shingo Ishikawa (LF)
8Yuhei Nakamura (C)8Seiji Kobayashi (C)
9Yoshihisa Naruse (P)9Miles Mikolas (P)


He of the infamous bathtub photo pitched a total of four innings and gave up two runs—one of which, to be fair, was due to a bad throw by Rivero. 2-0 Giants.

The folks from the bench didn’t do much better. Yamamoto got through the sixth unscathed, but put men on the corners in the seventh before being replaced by Matsuoka, who promptly gave up a series of RBIs to make it 5-0 Giants.

The Swallows avoided a shutout by scoring one in the eighth. Nakamura singled and made it to second on a wild pitch. Fujii was then walked and Sakaguchi hit a single to bring Nakamura in. 5-1.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Giants extended their score to 6, and that was all she wrote. 6-1 final.

Game notes:

  • This is the last year in Naruse’s very expensive three-year contract. Will we bring him back? I cannot humanly see why such a thing would happen.
  • Like, seriously.
  • The season’s almost over, right?