Archives for August 2011

8/31/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 31st, 2011 Hiroshima Toyo Carp  10 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  2 Streak: Lost 5       Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Things go from bad to worse as Tokyo see their lead shrink to a paltry 1.5 games after a game about which the less said the better. Us: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) […]

8/30/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 30th, 2011 Hiroshima Toyo Carp  3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  2 Streak: Lost 4      Last 5: DLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Erm, can’t we just end the regular season right now? Please? Because the way things are going, it seems highly likely that the Swallows will no longer be in possession of first place come this […]

8/28/11 – Hanshin (Away)

August 28th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WDLLL (Koshien) The Swallows lost their third in a row as they failed to figure out the in-form Randy Messenger. Tokyo: Kawashima SS Aoki CF Guiel LF Hatakeyama 1B Balentien RF Miyamoto 3B Tanaka 2B Kawamoto C Yoshinori P Hanshin: […]

8/27/11 Hanshin (Away) [Game Cancelled]

August 27th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows Hanshin Tigers Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WWDLL (Koshien) Heavy rains at Koshien led to the cancellation of the game tonight. The game was initially announced as being delayed, and the starters were announced. The pitching matchup would have been Messenger against Yoshinori. Keizo would have led off and […]

8/26/11 Hanshin (Away)

August 26th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 9 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WWDLL (Koshien)   As Tokyo drowns in torrential downpour, the Tigers return to Koshien and show their fans a good time at the expense of Tokyo. Line-ups  Yakult  Aoki  CF  Tanaka  2B  Kawabata  SS  Hatakeyama  1B  Balentein  RF  Miyamoto  3B […]

8/25/11 – Chunichi (Home)

August 25th, 2011 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3  Streak:  Lost 1   Last 5:  LWWDL (Jingu Stadium) In my pessimism, I tend to look for the dark side early. Tonight, to my chagrin, proved me right. I hate that. The big ball line-up of Fludge, CoCo, and Colin couldn’t quite pound enough home. […]

8/24/11 – Chunichi (Home)

August 24th, 2011 Chunichi Dragons 6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6  Streak:  Tied 1   Last 5:  LLWWD (Jingu Stadium) Our guys like to keep ’em close. Tonight was one to convert the infidels: Scoring right off the bat and a close game all the way to accompany the half-price beer. It’s also, as Tsubamegun regulars […]

8/23/11 – Chunichi (Home)

August 23rd, 2011 Chunichi Dragons 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak:  Won 2   Last 5:  WLLWW (Jingu) After a tough weekend series at the Tokyo Dome, the Birds welcomed the Dragons to Jingu for a 3-game set. Line-ups  Yakult  Aoki  CF  Tanaka  2B  Kawabata  SS  Hatakeyama  1B  Balentein  RF  Miyamoto  3B  Guiel  LF  Kawamoto […]

The Monday Review #14

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

8/21/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

August 21st, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants  1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: DWLLW (Tokyo Dome) Masubuchi was one out shy of pitching a complete game, and the lackluster Swallows were finally able to win a game at the stain dome. It’s anyone’s guess what got into Masubuchi. Perhaps he was threatened with demotion or […]