Archives for June 2014

Monday Bullets #12 (The Very Short 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. A very short set of bullets this week as only one game got played since the last one. Wladimir Balentien got voted onto the All Star team […]

Jun 29th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita) [Game Cancelled]

June 29th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Akita) [Game Cancelled] Tokyo did not have a chance to avenge yesterday’s drubbing due to a downpour. On Tuesday your birds will play Hanshin in Kurashiki before returning to Koshien for games on Wednesday and Thursday. Then they’re off to Hiroshima for a […]

Jun 28th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

June 28th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Akita) A very unappetizing, unsavory, and unsexy game was played in Akita Prefecture today. Narveson allowed nine runs (six earned) during his three and one-third innings on the mound. Narveson recorded outs against the first two batters he faced today, but […]

Monday Bullets #11 (The Post-Interleague 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. Rain has conspired to push this week’s Monday Bullets (which probably should be renamed to Off-day Bullets) to Thursday. The slow annual slog called Interleague has ended […]

Jun 25th 2014, vs. Chiba

June 25th, 2014 Chiba Marines 3 Tokyo Swallows 14 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: LWWLW (Jingu Stadium) Revenge. Swearing. Ishikawa pitching seven shutout innings. A win. Tokyo fans, you got your money’s worth tonight. Let’s get to the scoring, shall we? Bottom of the 3rd: Hiroyasu singled, Nakamura sac-bunted him to second. Morioka […]

Jun 23rd 2014, vs Chiba

June 23rd, 2014 Chiba Marines 10 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LLWWL (Jingu Stadium) Your favorite birds got their butts whupped tonight. With Matsuoka starting for Tokyo, things got out of hand in a hurry, and Naruse made sure that the home side didn’t have enough time to get back […]

Jun 22nd 2014, vs Orix

June 22nd, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had four errors today but still won in walk-off fashion. Unfortunately, Narveson had another start turn into a no-decision, but the good news is that the team’s four relievers didn’t allow a single run this afternoon. […]

Jun 21st 2014, vs. Orix

June 21st, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) With today’s victory, the Birds have now notched a solid two wins in a row against the Buffaloes at Jingu. Not exciting? How about an 11-3 win on the back of a pile of late-inning runs? (Last […]

Jun 20th 2014, vs Fukuoka

June 20th, 2014 Fukuoka Hawks 9 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Do not let the final score of this one fool you. The Swallows fell behind big early, and spent the rest of the game playing catch up. And while they got pretty close in the end, […]

Jun 19th 2014, vs Fukuoka

June 19th, 2014 Fukuoka Hawks 7 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows played their first game since Sunday’s win at Sapporo. The rain cancellation means the team was opening up a 6 day 6 game homestand with Ishikawa leading off the rotation. Unfortunately Bad Ishikawa came […]