Archives for April 2013

Apr 30th 2013, @ Yokohama

April 30th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Yokohama Stadium) For over half of this one, it looked like the Swallows would coast to their seventh straight victory, but the BayStars had other ideas as they came back down the stretch to snap Tokyo’s remarkable streak at six. […]

Apr 29th 2013, @ Yokohama

April 29th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 12 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 6  Last 5: WWWWW (Yokohama Stadium) The hits just keep on coming! And when I say hits I mean HOME RUNS!! The Birds bats did not get left behind in the first game of this “road trip” to Yokohama. They came out swinging and […]

Apr 28th 2013, vs Yomiuri

April 28th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo went into this contest looking for its first sweep of the 2013 campaign, and hoping to seal the deal for the home team was lefty Ryousuke Yagi. And he did remarkably well in his fifth start […]

Apr 27th 2013, vs Yomiuri

April 27th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Tokyo Swallows won their second series on the trot tonite, and it’s never more satisfying than when said victory comes at the expense of Yomiuri’s patronizing, piggly swagger. And guess who was finally dealt his first […]

Miyamoto Congratulatory Kick .gif

This is the first .gif that I’ve ever made in my life, and I think that it may be the first one that’s ever been featured on this site. This is my tribute to those who made it to yesterday’s game and stayed all the way through the 12th inning.

Apr 26th 2013, vs Yomiuri

April 26th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Leading into tonight’s game both teams were riding a winning streak. The Giants had won 3 in a row, while the Swallows had won two. So, more than likely, one of these streaks was going to end. […]

Apr 25th 2013, vs Hiroshima

April 25th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows win back-to-back for the first time since April 3rd in a rollercoaster game that was not good for the heart. The game clocked in at five hours and two minutes, and went for 12 innings. […]

The Swallows (apparently) sign Chris Leroux

After some speculation in the Japanese media, English sources are now reporting that the Swallows have signed Canadian RHP Chris Leroux. Leroux is a Canadian who was born in my hometown of Montreal, although it appears he went to high school in Ontario. He was a member of the 2009 and 2013 Canadian WBC teams. […]

Apr 24th 2013, vs Hiroshima [RAINED OUT]

April 24th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This evening’s game was postponed due to the heavy rain and winds forecast for over the Tokyo area. Tonight’s starters were due to be Ogawa vs Ohtake, and while the Hiroshima half of that match-up is due to take the mound for the […]

Apr 23rd 2013, vs Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   These things all happened tonight: the Swallows halted their scoreless innings streak at 26, a 65 year old man started a fight with a 49 year old, and, erm, oh yeah, THE SWALLOWS WON THEIR FIRST […]