Archives for October 2012

10/15/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 3)

October 15th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 0 Series: Chunichi 2-1 Tokyo (Chunichi wins the series) (Nagoya Dome) And so it goes… The Swallows season, fairly or unfairly, ended on one pitch. A bases-loaded one-out 3-1 pitch by our best reliever to their best power hitter, who was 0-for-8 in the series, ended up […]

10/14/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 2)

October 14th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 0 Series: Chunichi 1-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Six innings of shutout pitching by Tateyama, another Balentien longball, plus two innings of perfect relief from Tony led to a crucial victory in a win-or-go-home game down in Nagoya. And with the two teams combining for a total of […]

10/13/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 1)

October 13th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 6 Series: Chunichi 1-0 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo were dismantled with ease by Chunichi in the first game of the playoffs, in a game that neither the bats or pitching did much at all for the cause. Ogawa made the questionable decision of starting Ishikawa for game […]

Climax Series Preview: Dragons

vs. Climax Series Preview The Swallows are about to open their playoff journey by traveling down to Nagoya to play a best-of-3 series against the Chunichi Dragons in the Nagoya Dome. We’ll make a comprehensive comparison of both teams and see how we stack up to our Nagoya counterparts. For American baseball fans joining us […]

Free Agent Watch

We still have a lot (hopefully) of playoff baseball left ahead of us, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to improve the team moving ahead. One of the most obvious points of interest is the list of players that have recently been granted their outright release by the teams that they […]

10/07/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 7th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2.  Last 5: LWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Tokyo Swallows finished the 2012 regular season with a rather anticlimactic and dissatisfying loss to the fourth place Carp. And while it certainly can be argued that it was a meaningless game due to the fact […]

10/06/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 6th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The stretch of tune up games continued tonight in Jingu as the Swallows faced the Carp. Earlier in the day news hit that Ryuji Miyade would be hanging up his cleats at the conclusion of this […]

10/05/12 – Hanshin (Away)

October 5th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WWLWW (Koshien) Ishikawa made his case for a Climax Series starting spot in Nagoya with eight good innings as Tokyo won their final game of the year with Hanshin. Outside of the 2nd inning when he allowed two singles to lead […]

10/04/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

October 4th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Mazda Stadium) With the season winding down, the Carp and Swallows met for their final Mazda Stadium game of the 2012 season. With their post-season fate already sealed the Swallows came in to the game looking to extend personal […]

10/03/12 – Yokohama (Away)

October 3rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Another disappointing loss to the BayStars in a rain-shortened game in which the Swallows outhit their hosts 9-5, but failed to bring men home. This brings the record to 13-10-1. Akagawa got off tor a rough start, giving […]