Archives for April 2015

Apr 30th 2015, @ Hanshin

April 30th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows got swept for the first time this season as they wasted yet another quality start from Arakaki. The hot-hitting Hatakeyama literally got too hot to start as he spiked a fever earlier in the day. […]

Apr 29th 2015, @ Hanshin

April 29th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WWLLL (Koshien Stadium) Despite collecting 12 hits, the Swallows offense somehow managed to score only one run for the second straight game and suffered their third straight defeat. Hanshin got the scoring started in the first inning by taking advantage […]

Apr 28th 2015, @ Hanshin

April 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Koshien Stadium) Despite a superb pitching performance, the Swallows offense was unable to produce against Randy Messenger and the Hanshin bullpen as they fell 3-1 at Koshien Stadium on Tuesday night. The pitching matchup featured Randy Messenger, coming off three […]

Apr 26th 2015, vs. Yomiuri

April 26th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) .Despite recent successes, Manaka continued to tinker with the line-up, starting Yagi instead of the season’s typical Sunday man, Sugiura, and replacing Ohbiki, who lost his bat, with Morioka. Takeuchi started in left. The ball of baby […]

Apr 25th 2015, vs Yomiuri

April 25th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa scattered nine hits and five strikeouts as he blanked Yomiuri for his first complete game shutout of the year. The W gave the Swallows a 3-2 edge in the season series against their cross-town rivals and […]

Apr 24th 2015, vs Yomiuri

April 24th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows moved clear at the top of the Central League table as they once more clawed their way back from a losing position, this time winning in sayonara style in extras. The big news going into this […]

Apr 23rd, 2015, @ Chunichi

April 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Arakaki had a surprisingly good start but he was no match for a seemingly recovered Kazuki Yoshimi.  Yoshimi has been pitching on 10 days rest for the Dragons since the beginning of the season. The Dragons have been […]

Apr 22nd 2015, @ Chunichi

April 22nd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Despite an un-Ishiyama like pitching performance and the offense limited to only five hits, the Swallows came away with another come from behind victory over Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.   Chunichi opened the scoring in the bottom of the […]

Apr 21st 2015, @ Chunichi

April 21st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows win streak came to an end at the hands of Chunichi starter Ohno, who dominated the Tokyo bats for the second time in 2015. Tonight’s game saw a rematch for Naruse and Ohno, with the Dragons […]

Apr 19th 2015, vs Yokohama

April 19th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Everybody got a turn in an epic that turned dramatic and satisfying. Extra innings are usually a sign of a long bout of nothing, but not today. The Scoring: Bottom of the first. Yamada scored first, singling, […]