Archives for May 2013

May 31st 2013, @ Saitama

May 31st, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Seibu Dome) The Swallows bad fortunes continue at Seibu Dome. After battling all night, the Swallows gave this one away in the bottom of the ninth. Tonight was a pitchers duel for 7 and a half innings. Makita […]

May 29th 2013, vs Orix

May 29th, 2013 Orix Buffaloes 2 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: DWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) I had to ask the other guys here at the Tsubamegun what it was called and look up its spelling in a dictionary, but apparently what happened tonight is known as a win. It’s a little exotic, […]

May 28th 2013, vs Orix

May 28th, 2013 Orix Buffaloes 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LDWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows lost another game. With the way 2013 has gone thus far, this should surprise no one. Woe is me. Muranaka started off very Muranaka in the top of the 1st, giving up two doubles […]

May 26th 2013, vs Fukuoka

May 26th, 2013 Fukuoka Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLDWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium)  This game sucked pretty hard, so we spent several innings perfecting our Twerk.   I don’t know if my lower back will ever forgive me.   But some baseball was also played, so I guess I should […]

May 25th 2013, vs Fukuoka

May 25th, 2013 Fukuoka Hawks 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In the same game a year ago, Tokyo whupped up on the visiting Hawks to the tune of 14-3. This game didn’t turn out to be nearly the same walk in the park, but a win […]

Interleague Pro vs. Con

Ever since Interleague play started in 2005, its arrival every year has been greeted with a debate that will likely never end: How great or awful is it? Does it detract from the regular season or make it more interesting? Does it dilute rivalries or give teams a real test? Here at the Tsubamegun, we […]

May 23rd 2013, @ Hokkaido

May 23rd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3  Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WLLLT (Sapporo Dome) A lot of eyes were on this game as 18 year-old rookie Shohei Otani made his pitching debut against the Swallows. Although Otani looked pretty impressive, the Swallows got the better of him and it looked […]

May 22nd 2013, @ Hokkaido

May 22nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: WWLLL (Sapporo Dome) After a lackluster first start, Takeaki Tokuyama found himself pitching a no-hitter in his next start. Unfortunately Tokuyama’s counterpart was pitching an even better game. Ultimately, the Swallows’ bullpen wasn’t able to keep the momentum generated […]

May 20th 2013, @ Tohoku

May 20th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Tohoku Golden Eagles 3  Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Kleenex Stadium Miyagi) Oh so streaky Tokyo once again embarked on a downward swing, losing their second straight game as their bats were found wanting in Sendai. Muranaka got himself a lead in the top of the 1st, as a (back […]

Tokyo Swallows Half Beer Nights

MARK YOUR CALENDERS! SAVE THE DATE!! The Swallows management has announced the two nights in which fans can consume adult beverages at half price. The nights are July 12 (Friday) and August 27 (Tuesday). The July 12th game is against Hiroshima and the August 27th game is against Chunichi. Attending the July 12th game will […]