Archives for June 2012

6/30/12 – Hanshin (Home)

June 30th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows  4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: DWWWL (Jingu Stadium) After a thrilling win the previous night, the Swallows were unable to carry the positive momentum into the next day. Orlando Roman made his first start since being recalled to the top team after Lim’s injury and […]

6/29/12 – Hanshin (Home)

June 29th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows  7 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LDWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tonight was the first of a 6 game home stand against the two Kansai CL teams. The Tigers were the first of the two teams to venture to Jingu. Pretty much both sides used up all of […]

6/27/12 – Yokohama (Away)

June 27th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLDWW (Ohnoyama Baseball Stadium, Naha, Okinawa) Sunny Okinawa continued to be kind to the Swallows, who managed to put together a couple of big innings in the middle of a firing range, led by Milledge and Hatakeyama, who went 4 for […]

6/26/12 – Yokohama (Away)

June 26th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 8 Yokohama BayStars 6  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LWLDW (Ohnoyama Baseball Stadium, Okinawa) Tokyo took a big lead over the first half of this one, then very nearly blew it. Thankfully this is not the same Swallows team of the torrid interleague games, and they had enough about […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 25th, 2012

Welcome back, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while searching for an opponent. Swallows of the Week Week 11 Here is a recap of the top performers from Week 11 (copied from this post): Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B) – notched the most hits on the team last week, going 6-21 at the plate. He was also […]

6/24/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 24rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WLWLT (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows held leads twice in the game only to give them back, and ended with a disappointing 1-1-1 record against the Giants in the away series. Ishikawa started the game for the Swallows. He did a relatively […]

6/23/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 23rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 7 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Tokyo Dome) Tokyo’s offense heats up in the first, but it wouldn’t be enough as Tokyo starter, Muranaka, gets hooked before the end of a disastrous fourth inning. And the silencing of Tokyo’s bats after the first didn’t help either. […]

6/22/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 22nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WLWLW (Nagano Olympic Stadium)     Tonight saw the two Tokyo teams battle it out in… Nagano Olympic stadium. As it was supposed to be a Giants home game, they were dressed in the home colors. Tonight was the first game […]

Hara is a Shady Character

In the least shocking shocking news story in a while, it turns out Tatsunori Hara is not a clean cut or ethical as the Giants would have everyone believe. The Asahi Shimbun (following up on a Shukan Bunshun story) reports that, in short, in 2006, Hara paid gangsters 100 million yen to shred the diary […]

6/20/12 – Chiba (Home)

June 20th, 2012   Chiba Lotte Marines 6  Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Last 5: WWLWL  Streak: Lost 1 (Jingu Stadium) The last gasp of an ugly Interleague interlude was, appropriately, twice-delayed. After a typhoon cleared the heavens, Tokyo had no choice but to face their nearby neighbors from that concrete pipe to the East. The […]