Archives for October 2013

2013 NPB Draft Preview

On Thursday evening officials from the 12 NPB teams will gather to pick the next generation of pro baseball players. The Swallows will be looking to replicate the success of last year’s draft in which they picked many immediate contributors. The rules of the draft have not changed since our comprehensive summary on the topic […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 17 (October, 2013)

Your Tokyo Swallows put together their best month or so of yakyu…but they still finished in last place. In this podcast, the last of the dismal 2013 campaign, David, Kozo, and Christopher attempt to make sense of it all. Included in the volley: Is Jingu Stadium going to get torn down? Who is blameless? How […]

Oct 8th 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 8th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Tokyo Dome) Listening to tonight’s game I was poised to write a nice write up in which the Swallows end the season on a high note and send the Giants to the playoffs on a down note. Unfortunately, as it […]

Oct 6th 2013, @ Hiroshima

October 6th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LWLLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Swallows managed to win with the same score as their last trip down to Hiroshima – by battering Kenta Maeda like a piece of chicken in Georgia in the first inning, then managing […]

Oct 4th 2013, vs Hanshin

October 4th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Miyamoto said goodbye, Coco hit number 60, and the game itself was cold, wet, and ultimately disappointing. Thus this seemed a fitting way to see out the 2013 season at Jingu. The game itself played out in […]

Oct 3rd 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 3rd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows played a rematch of last Thursday’s game with Yagi and Houlton taking the mound at the Tokyo Dome. The kindness of a friend made me break a long standing NO TOKYO DOME rule. Unfortunately not even […]

Oct 2nd 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 2nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: TWLLW (Tokyo Dome) Tonight’s 2:38 victory was a superficial flip of last night’s 2:25 loss. 1-0, nine total hits. OK, the similarities don’t go a whole lot deeper, which is good because it allows for this game to have been a […]

Oct 1st 2013, vs Yomiuri

October 1st, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LTWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After yesterday’s game effectively put paid to Tokyo’s slim hopes of a 5th placed finish (and more than likely Balentien’s hopes of the triple crown too), tonight’s loss finally made fact what we have all feared for […]