Bottom Of The 5th, 2-5 (5回裏, 2対5, 5 kai ura, 2 tai 5) is the tenth episode of season two.
Momoe is infuriated to learn that Mihashi has never shaken off a pitch call from Abe but decides not to scold Mihashi until after the game to preserve Mihashi's focus on the game. Takenouchi, Bijou's first pitcher, is replaced by Kashima as pitcher. Takenouchi replaces Kitamura as left fielder. Kashima's pitches are faster than Nishiura is used to by players, and they have difficulty hitting. To avoid stepping on Kurata's arm in a successful dive toward home, Abe sprains his left knee. Tajima replaces Abe as catcher. Nishihiro plays left field and Mizutani plays third. Mihashi and the team resolves do their best to make up for Abe's absence.