Archives for May 2014

May 31st 2014, @ Fukuoka

May 31st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 11 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWDLW (Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome) The last time the Swallows visited Fukuoka, they continued a five-game skid by taking an 11-4 beating. This time, the Birds managed to invert that score. The only thing uglier than the Hawks’ uniforms (unquestionably the worst […]

May 29th 2014, vs Hokkaido

May 29th, 2014 Hokkaido Fighters 14 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWDL The 2014 Swallows are entirely at the mercy of which pitching staff shows up on any given night. Tonight the bad pitching showed up, as it has most of the year, and the Swallows allowed a season-worst 14 runs to […]

May 28th 2014, vs Hokkaido

May 28th, 2014 Hokkaido Fighters 4 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Drawn 1  Last 5: WLLWD The Swallows had plenty of chances to take home the W in this one (and it was a pretty exciting affair in regulation) but alas it wasn’t to be as the two teams played to a tie that was ultimately […]

Monday Bullets #7 (Tuesday 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. This week we’ve moved the bullets over to Tuesday to deal with Interleague’s uneven schedule. Lot’s of injuries and roster moves this week. Orlando Roman was MIA […]

May 26th 2014, vs Tohoku

May 26th, 2014 Tohoko Golden Eagles 1 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Excellent pitching, both starting and relief, and some timely hitting led to an efficient win over the Eagles to give the Swallows their second win of INTERJOYLEAGUE 2014. In the 1st, Hiyane was the first Swallow aboad […]

May 25th 2014, vs Tohoku

May 25th, 2014 Tohoko Golden Eagles 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows brought their 1-3 Interleague record with them back to Jingu today, and they were met by the best Pacific League team they’ve yet encountered in 2014, the defending NPB champions. When I say best, I […]

May 24th 2014, @ Saitama

May 24th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 8 Saitama Seibu Lions 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL Seibu Dome Streak: LLLLLLLLLLWL (Seibu Dome) Tokyo finally broke a 10-game losing streak in Saitama, but they may very well have embarked on a new one this afternoon. This game sucked kind of hard. Especially if you actually went […]

May 23rd 2014, @ Saitama

May 23rd, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 8 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW Seibu Dome Streak: LLLLLLLLLLW (Seibu Dome) The Swallows ended the epic tragedy of Tribulation by winning at the upturned wash basin in Tokorozawa today. Finally, some baseball joy to overcome the dismal setting. This game started off as a ball. […]

May 21st 2014, @ Chiba

May 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chiba Marines 9 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWWLL (QVC Marine Stadium) The score was the same as last night but tonight’s game lacked the drama of the previous night. Unfortunately, Bad Ishikawa reappeared and had arguably his worst start of the season. The Swallows drew first blood in […]

May 20th 2014, @ Chiba

May 20th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chiba Marines 9 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (QVC Marine Stadium) The Swallows came within one out of extending their season’s best streak to seven games, but ultimately ended up losing in extra frames. In other words INTERLEAGUE PLAY HAS COME TO FUCK EVERYTHING UP (AGAIN). You will […]