Archives for July 2014

Jul 31st 2014, @ Hanshin

July 31st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Koshien Stadium) Huzzah! The Swallows won a three game series for the first time since May. The team closed out July with a game that brought hope to those watching that a better August was ahead. Things started off […]

Jul 30th 2014, @ Hanshin

July 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Koshien Stadium) As has become the tradition of late, the Swallows couldn’t follow up the previous evening’s win with another, and indeed haven’t managed back-to-back wins since back on July 5th/8th. Oh, and they are now 5-15 in the […]

Jul 29th 2014, @ Hanshin

July 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Koshien Stadium) After getting roundly humiliated at home this past weekend, the Swallows looked to re-establish a modicum of pride as they visited Koshien to play Hanshin. And thankfully they managed to do just that, as Yagi pitched a […]

Monday Bullets #16 (Meltdown 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. Going to the Swallows-BayStars series this past weekend has taken a lot out of me. I could share plenty of depressing stats about how we’re blowing as […]

Jul 26th & 27th 2014, vs Yokohama

July 26th & 27th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 17 (7+10) Tokyo Swallows 2 (1+1) Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL Last 10 vs. Yokohama: WLLLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) It was an utterly depressing weekend to be a Swallows fan. The heat at Jingu was oppressive and the baseball transitioned from bad to abysmal. Rather than subject […]

Jul 25th 2014, vs Yokohama

July 25th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows moved a futon down to the cellar as they dropped below .400 and to two games behind the BayStars in a close game, with a finish out of Mudville. (Well, almost.) Despite the low score, […]

Monday Bullets #15 (Post Trade 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. We’re gonna keep it a bit short today, as I expended a bit too much enrgy compiling the trade report on Tuesday. The All Star game happened […]

Jul 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

July 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows lose yet another game in which a quality start was wasted by a late inning bullpen meltdown. Taichi Ishiyama had his best start yet, but still couldn’t get his first win as a starter. The Swallows […]

Jul 22nd 2014, vs Hiroshima

July 22nd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yagi got a quality start and the Swallows offence managed to overcome an early deficit but late-game fireworks by the Carp put away the Swallows in extra innings. The game started with a ten pitch at bat between Dobayashi […]

Kawashima and Hidaka Traded to Hawks

On Sunday the Swallows and Hawks announced a four player trade which will send INF Keizo Kawashima and LHF Ryo Hidaka to the Hawks and RHP Nagisa Arakaki and RHP Hiroshi Yamanaka to the Swallows. The deal was made official today as both teams introduced their new players in press conferences. Kawashima, who was on […]