Archives for July 2013

Jul 31st 2013, @ Yomiuri

July 31st, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: LWLLL (Tokyo Dome) Alas, poor Yagi. His season is bad even by Tokyo standards. Then again, things are so bad all around that it’s hard to muster up much criticism for him. The Swallows started off the scoring in the […]

Jul 30th 2013, @ Yomiuri

July 30th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Tokyo Dome) Another day, another L. Though this time the malfunction came from the bats not the arms. Change is good! The Swallows got things under way with a bang in the top of the 2nd, as ultimate bitch-boy […]

Jul 28th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 28th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 10 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) Tokyo scored seven runs for the second night in a row, but once again the pitching didn’t hold up. And your Swallows are still in last place. Balentien was held out of the lineup […]

Jul 27th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 27th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) After my extended All-star break, it was great to see the Birds get back in the win column. The Birds bats got the early lead for Ogawa who pitched seven strong innings for win […]

Jul 26th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 26th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5  Hiroshima Carp 6  Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) Muranaka went deeper into a game than he has done for quite some time, but it was to no avail, as the bullpen, along with some questionable calls from the management along the way […]

Jul 25th 2013, vs Hanshin

July 25th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers  1 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Winning feels good. I highly recommend it. The Swallows break their five game losing streak and win in convincing fashion against rookie phenom Fujinami and the Hashin Tigers. In a 180 degree reversal from laast night’s game […]

Jul 24th 2013, vs Hanshin

July 24th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers  12 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 5   Last 5: LLLLL (Jingu Stadium) At least the All-Star break didn’t ruin Tokyo’s momentum. Clearly, dear reader, you did something terrible because the baseball gods have made me subject you to the following. It’s gory – get the kids out of the room. […]

Random Stats and Trivia from the First Half

The Swallows have played 82 games prior to the All Star break. The Swallows find themselves in last place at the break for the first time since 1986. What follows is a disjointed list of stats and trivia from the team’s first 82 games. The team’s 32-49-1 record puts them 2 games out of fifth […]

Jul 17th 2013, @ Yokohama

July 17th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 11 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Yokohama Stadium) One bad inning ruins the bunch. And keeps a losing streak amid an ugly season going.   This wasn’t fun. Here’s a summary of the misery: Top 1st – With Ueda and Balentien on first and second, Hatakeyama […]

Jul 16th 2013, @ Yokohama

July 16th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 13 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Starter fails to go deep into the game, bullpen gets pounded leading to a couple of big innings while the bats misfire. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. WELCOME TO 2013 SWALLOWSUPERJOYLANDO!   Tokyo’s slightly re-jigged […]