Archives for March 2015

Mar 31st 2015, vs Hanshin

March 31st, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1 Last 4: WLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) New boy Naruse overcame a rocky first inning as a Swallow, and with help from his new team’s dependable bats, notched up his first win in a Tokyo uniform. Tonight’s lineup featured the oddity of Hiruyasu Tanaka […]

Mar 29th 2015, @ Hiroshima

March 29th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2       Last 3: WLL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) If you’re pessimistic, dropping the first series is a harbinger of the season to come. If you’re not, it’s only one series – the losses were close. Today marked Kuroda’s return to […]

Mar 28th 2015, @Hiroshima

March 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1       Last 2: WL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Hiroshima rode a stellar start from one of it’s imported pitchers to the first win of the Ogata era. The Swallows had the unfortunate pleasure of witnessing new Hiroshima southpaw, Kris Johnson, raise the curtain on […]

Mar 27th 2015, @ Hiroshima

March 27th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Won 1 (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) It took a while, but a late late 11th inning Lastings Milledge two-run triple brought home the first win of the Manaka era on the first attempt. And thus as one era begins, so another ends: SAYONARA SIXTH PLACE […]

Opening Days Through Tsubamegun History

We here at Tsubamegun started writing game reports part way through the 2008 season. Since then, we haven’t missed an official game. (Would you believe we actually covered pre-season games in 2009?) Tomorrow, Opening Day 2015, will mark our our seventh Opening Day and our eighth overall season of covering the Swallows. Looking back at […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 25 (March, 2015)

Dave, Chris, and Kozo cautiously give their CL and PL predictions for 2015. Content Overview: Kozo makes a boldish declaration. Team-by-team analysis of each CL team’s offseason. More BFSNs including Valentine’s Day stuff. A discussion on the Tokyo Series uniforms that were finally announced. Kozo’s new Swallows’ cap is mentioned. See the cap in the […]