Archives for April 2014

Apr 30th 2014, @ Yomiuri

April 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 9 Yomiuri Giants  1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Tokyo Dome) Fuck ya, Swallows!!! After yesterday’s massive disappointment, and the overall Swallows-Giants heartbreaking series, Masato Furuno and gang finally got their shit together and rhumbled! (Everybody rumble…) After countless disappointing starts Furuno finally lived up to my irrational hype […]

Apr 29th 2014, @ Yomiuri

April 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Tokyo Dome) A top of the 9th inning three-run Hatakeyama go-ahead home run looked to have given Tokyo a stunning late come from behind win against Sugano’s incestuous Giants. However, these being the 2014 Swallows and all, well, you […]

Monday Bullets #3 (The Pre-GW Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. Those of you who only get their Swallows news from our site might not have heard about Wladimir Balentien’s arrest on domestic violence charges earlier in January. […]

Apr 27th 2014, vs Chunichi

April 27th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The visiting Chunichi Dragons scored four runs for the third night in a row, but it wasn’t enough to stop Tokyo and it’s bevy of nine singles. Your birds were able to protect the lead late in the game […]

Apr 26th 2014, vs Chunichi

April 26th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows finally pulled out a win, mercifully ending a nine-game losing skid. This game was pretty much over after the first inning. Winless Chunichi starter, Ono, was shaky from the start, and the birds milked it for all […]

Apr 25th 2014, vs. Chunichi

April 25th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 9  Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Consistency is the watchword this season, Swallowers. Consistency. This one started badly. The Dragons started the game with an Araki walk, an Oshima sac bunt, and a two-run home run by Luna. 2-0 Chunichi. Kawabata struck back for Tokyo […]

Apr 24th 2014, vs Hiroshima

April 24th, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 8   Last 5: LLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another game, another hit-fest courtesy of the Swallows’ pitching staff. Furuno gave up four runs over five innings, while three pitchers gave up an extra five innings over two innings to give the Carp a fairly impressive […]

Apr 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 7   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo lost their 7th straight contest of a season that is looking bleaker with every passing day. So as to not to waste any more of both our time and soul than is absolutely necessary, I’ll keep this brief. […]

Apr 22nd 2014, vs Hiroshima

April 22nd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 6   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Chris Narveson did his best to try to land his first win in Japan, but ultimately the bullpen couldn’t preserve the slender lead he handed them, which along with the bats going cold down the stretch meant that […]

Monday Bullets #2 (Hatake’s Numbers Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. I was looking at Hatake’s numbers on Monday and noticed that through 13 games Hatake’s batting average and his on-base percentage were identical. In other words, he […]