Archives for August 2016

Aug 31st 2016, @ Yomiuri

August 31st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Toyama) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s quite remarkable month of August came to an end as he registered his fourth win on the bounce, the last three of which all being of the complete game variety, with tonight’s being the proverbial cherry on […]

Aug 30th 2016, @ Yomiuri

August 30th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Fukui, Japan) The Swallows five game winning came to an end at the hands of the hated ones. The starters for this game were Sugano for the Gomiuri, Sugiura for the Swallows. First inning: Sakamoto hit a sacrifice fly to score […]

Aug 28th 2016, @ Hanshin

Aug 28th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Koshien Stadium) Your Birds returned to Koshien for the first time since the end of July when they were blown out in three straight games. This time they returned the favor. It wasn’t a blowout, but a sweep is a […]

Aug 27th 2016, @ Hanshin

Aug 27th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: WLWWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows’ Masanori Ishikawa became the 48th pitcher in NPB and 3rd pitcher in ballclub history to win 150 games in a well deserved 5-3 road win over Hanshin. The starters for this game were Ishikawa for the […]

Aug 26th 2016, @ Hanshin

Aug 26th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LWLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows found themselves in Koshien trying to find success on the road. Atsushi Ugumori delivered in a big way as the Swallows held on to beat the Tigers. The Swallows struck first in a big way in […]

Aug 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 2           Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Hold on to your asses because this was a wild one! The ending was especially odd. Your crazy Birds prevailed in extra innings to take the series from 6th-placed Chunichi. Much like a […]

Aug 24th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 24th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1           Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After dropping four straight, your Birds got back to winning ways at home. And Yamada was back in the lineup, so two pieces of good news for the price of one! This contest […]

Aug 23rd 2016, vs. Chunichi

August 23rd, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Kusanagi Stadium, Shizuoka Japan) The Swallows losing streak hit four games as they lost to Chunichi in Shizuoka. Yoshinori started for the birds, Yoshimi started for Chunichi.  Yoshinori was great for the first three innings before running into trouble in […]

Aug 21st 2016, @ Hiroshima

August 21st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the second straight night, as they got swept by the Carp in Hiroshima. Yamanaka threw a decent start but the young lineup trotted out by the Swallows couldn’t get anything done […]

Aug 20th 2016, @ Hiroshima

August 20th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL Ishikawa came into the night still looking for his first road win of 2016. While he had a decent start, Hiroki Kuroda completely shut down the Swallows’ offense. Nishiura and Sakaguchi got singles in the first inning. Those were […]