Archives for September 2013

Sep 30th 2013, vs Yokohama

September 30th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WLTWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Everything was going just fine until Muranaka came down with a chronic case of the Blancos. But Coco launched number 59 as a consolation prize for the home fans. The birds built a quick […]

Sep 29th 2013, vs Yokohama

September 29th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WWLTW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Happy Goose Day. Or that’s what my wall calendar says today is. Your Tokyo Swallows inched a game closer to Yokohama and fifth place in the Central League with a decent whole team effort. […]

Sep 28th 2013, vs Hiroshima

September 28th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Tied 1    Last 5: LWWLT (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A three-hour fifty-minute tie. While the game mattered to the Carp, who are fighting with an outside chance to possibly steal the second-place spot from Hanshin, it was just one more step in the Swallows’ long, meaningless slog […]

Sep 26th 2013, vs Yomiuri

September 25th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The other shoe finally dropped and the Swallows found themselves on the losing end of a Giants game at Jingu for the first time this season. The 1.5-gun Giants beat the top team Swallows in a fairly […]

Sep 25th 2013, vs Yomiuri

September 25th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: TWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This one started off grand, then turned into a bit of a nail-biter. Or it would have if the Swallows were playing for anything more than a less-deep cellar at this point. Beating the Giants is always […]

Sep 24th 2013, vs Yomiuri

September 24th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak:  Last 5: LTWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo took advantage of a Giants team still groggy from the traditional post-pennant clinching celebration of Yomiuri brand coke and hookers, as they stomped their opponents into the ground at a merry Jingu Stadium. The win also put Tokyo […]

Sep 23rd 2013, @ Hanshin

September 23rd, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLTWL (Koshien Stadium) Muranaka arguably had one of his best starts of the year today. But it was never going to be enough because Randy Messenger absolutely dominated the Swallows offense. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for video […]

Sep 22nd 2013, @ Hanshin

September 22nd, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLTW (Koshien Stadium) For a while there this felt very much like yesterday afternoon’s game. But fortunately for Tokyo fans, time ran out on the Hanshin comeback. Your Swallows never trailed in this one, but the Tigers kept it close throughout. […]

Sep 21st 2013, @ Hanshin

September 21st, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Tied 1 Last 5: WWWLT (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows managed to build a impressive lead over rookie Fujinami, before slowly losing the lead until the game turned into a five hour 28 minute TIE. It’s been the kind of season where we can walk away […]

Sep 19th 2013, @ Yokohama

September 19th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Soto and Yagi engaged in an ugly bend-but-not-break pitching duel. Unfortunately despite giving up less hits than his BayStars counterpart, Yagi buckled a tiny bit and the Swallows offense wasn’t able to help him out. Things started the […]