Archives for July 2012

7/31/12 – Hanshin (Away)

July 31st, 2012  Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 7 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWDLL (Koshien) Tokyo took an early lead in Koshien, but as has been the case with alarming regularity of late, the Swallows pitching just wasn’t there as a middle innings collapse allowed the Tigers to come back and win at a […]

7/29/12 – Chunichi (Away)

July 29th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: DLWDL (Nagoya Dome) Chunichi starter, Yamauchi, pitches seven solid innings of five hit baseball to help the home team eke out a one-run win. In short, typical Nagoya baseball. The birds were held to just six hits today. Sometimes it feels like that’s […]

7/28/12 – Chunichi (Away)

July 28th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4  Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Drew 1  Last 5: LDLWD (Nagoya Dome) After scoring 21 runs over the last two nights, the Birds eased off the throttle in today’s day game. Although they only scored 4 runs, Hatakeyama does the business to save the Swallows in Nagoya. Today was a bit of a […]

7/27/12 – Chunichi (Away)

July 27th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9  Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLDLW (Nagoya Dome) After last night’s little league action in Tokyo, the Birds traveled south to battle (the ugliest looking excuse of a mascot this writer has seen) Dragons. Tonight it was the Birds turn to smack around the 2nd place Kansai paperboys […]

7/26/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 26th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 16 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tonight was 400 yen beer night at Jingu Stadium, which meant the outfield stands were packed with fair-weather fans. As you can no doubt tell from the crazy boxscore below, there was plenty of time to […]

7/25/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 25th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 1  Tokyo Swallows 1  Streak: Drawn 1   Last 5: WLLLD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) These two teams were in quite different places entering the all-star break. The Swallows were suffering from the chronic inconsistency that has plagued them for long spells in 2012, going 5W-7L-1D in July prior to the […]

7/18/12 – Yokohama (Away)

July 18th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak:  Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) As our own Mr. Watkins said yesterday, “This has to stop.” Unfortunately, Mr. Watkins’s ability to issue orders to the baseball Fates is only as strong at the Swallows’ ability to defeat the BayStars. While Tokyo managed to outhit […]

7/17/12 – Yokohama (Away)

July 17th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak:  Lost 2 Last 5: DLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) This has to stop. Daisuke Miura pitched a two run complete game while Tokyo’s pitching staff countered with kindness by throwing a couple of innings of batting practice to the Yokohama bats. Norihiro Nakamura was once more the […]

7/16/12 – Yokohama (Away)

July 16th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WDLWL (Yokohama Stadium)   And the ill-inducing performance continues against the Yokohama “washed up” ‘Stars. Tonight saw Roman battle it out against Fujii. Both pitchers did well on the mound and at the plate. The “washed up” Stars got on the […]

7/15/12 – Hanshin (Away)

July 15th, 2012  Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Win 1 Last 5: LWDLW (Koshien) Your birds were a bit relentless today and banged out a total of 15 hits while partially making up for yesterday’s wastefulness. Milledge led off the game with a blast to left-center on a 1-1 offering from Hanshin starter, […]