Archives for May 2012

5/31/12 – Hokkaido (Home)

May 31st, 2012 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Alleluia!! Alleluia!!  ALLLLEEEEELLLLLUUUUIIIIAAAAAA!!!! After one of the worst stretches of baseball that I witnessed in Japan, the Swallows bats came alive this fine evening. I suppose a special thanks goes out to Hokkaido’s […]

5/30/12 – Hokkaido (Home)

May 30th, 2011 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 10   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Records we’d care not think about looming in the ether, the Swallows hosted their colleagues from Sapporo – a team that looks even better than their 26-19-2 record would show. How went the […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: May 29th, 2012

Welcome back, Swallowers. Things are still not well, much like last week. But here’s something for you to read while attempting to assign blame. Swallows of the Week Week 8 Ryoji Aikawa (C), Lastings Milledge (OF), and Orlando Roman (P) were the three top performers from week eight, and 21 people took the time to […]

A roster shake-up

It looks like the Birds coaching staff has decided to try a new line-up for the forseeable future. In what was first reported by Sanspo, a few of the first team players will be sent down to nigun (minor league team) effective today. For those who can handle the Japanese, you can read about it […]

5/28/12 – Tohoku (Home)

May 28th, 2012 Tohoku Eagles 7 Tokyo Swallows 1 (Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium) Okay ladies and gentlemen, let’s take stock of the last few games shall we? Are you ready? Then let’s begin. Count along with me: Yes, if my counting skills are not too rusty, I make that nine. Nine losses on the trot. […]

5/27/12 – Tohoku (Home)

May 27th, 2012 Tohoku Eagles 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 8  Last 8: LLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium) Heading into this evening’s encounter against the visiting Tohoku Eagles, Tokyo hadn’t scored a run since the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. That’s a lengthy 22 innings straight, but the Jingu faithful would have to wait […]

5/26/12 – Saitama (Away)

May 26th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 8 Streak: Lost 7   Last 7: LLLLLLL (Seibu Dome) Take a look at the above box score. Now be thankful you didn’t have to sit through it (and if you did, I feel your pain). Ishikawa: Lasted six innings giving up three runs on six hits […]

5/25/12 – Saitama (Away)

May 25th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 Streak: Lost 6   Last 5: LLLLL (Seibu Dome) The  hits just keep on coming. Unfortunately, they are all against the Swallows. There are so many frustrating things about this game but the worst thing is that I felt wierd watching this game. Almost like […]

2012 Interleague Preview: Part 2

In this edition of the Interleague Preview I will take a quick look at our next 2 opponents in Interleague play. Saitama Seibu Lions: Having just written up our team’s fifth loss in a row in Interleague play, I’m not sure it it’s wise to take any PL team lightly. So it’s probably a good […]

5/24/12 – Chiba (Away)

May 24th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Lost 5   Last 5: LLLLL (QVC Marine Field) That’s right folks, that’s 5 L’s filling up the ‘Last 5’ field. Another night, another loss, I’m starting to feel like a BayStars fan. The Swallows shake up the line up hard by sending […]