Archives for August 2012

8/31/12 – Chunichi (Home)

August 31st, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Drew 2  Last 5: WLWDD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Poor pitching was seen at the start and end of tonight’s game. Both starters had a rough first few innings and then closers for both teams slipped up in the ninth. Tonight saw both teams don the throw-back uni’s […]

8/30/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 30th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Drawn 1   Last 5: WWLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows couldn’t quite do enough with the bat to pull out a win, as they played to a ten inning tie with the Carp and remain 2.5 games back from a playoff spot. Starter Roman […]

8/29/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 29th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kosuke Matsui notched his first win of the season in a game in which six pitchers took the mound for Tokyo and five for Hiroshima. Ah, revenge is sweet. So is marzipan, but I know even less […]

8/28/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 28th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 10 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the mini-revival that was their first series win in five attempts this last weekend, normal service was resumed at Jingu as Tokyo were tonked by their main rivals for that coveted third place. And so yet […]

8/26/12 – Chunichi (Away)

August 26th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 0 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Nagoya Dome) For the second game in a row, the Tokyo starter pitched a complete game shut-out against the Chubu newspaper smurfs. Both pitchers pitched extremely well today. Fortunately for the Birds, their bats came alive at the right time and did enough […]

8/25/12 – Chunichi (Away)

August 25th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 0 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: DLLLW (Nagoya Dome) What’s it called when Tateyama pitches a six-hit complete game shutout against the Dragons in the Nagoya Dome? A win. And the Birds need more where that came from. Awesome wins like today’s being doubly welcome. The run came in […]

8/24/12 – Chunichi (Away)

August 24th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LDLLL (Nagoya Dome) After struggling in a 3-game set against the first place newspaper boys of Tokyo, the Birds headed south to face the Kansai Chubu paper boys in Nagoya. Akagawa pitched seven solid innings but was unable to get any support on the […]

8/23/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 23rd, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLDLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Well, that’s three hours ten minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. I’ll do you the courtesy of wasting as little of your’s as possible by keeping this one short. Tokyo took the lead in the […]

8/22/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 22nd, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 3  Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Shichijo lasted a bit longer than he did in his last outing: 7 hits (1 HR), 3 walks, and 4 runs vs. 2 Ks in 96 pitches over 6 2/3 innings. The offense matched the orange visitors […]

8/21/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 21st, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 6  Streak: Drawn 1  Last 5: LLWLD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo showed a lot of fight as they battled to a nine inning tie against that other team from across town, and while they couldn’t quite come away with a win, more of the same fight will be needed […]