David, Chris, and Kozo once again assemble like Voltron for their (relatively happy) monthly chat about all things Swallows. Up for discussion this month:
- Swallows “special” #36
- The current state of Swallowsland and the CL as a whole (NOTE: I mentioned the Carp would clinch either in Nagoya, or at Tokyo Dome. I was incorrect, their series with the Dragons is at home not on the road).
- The Swallows improved starting corps quartet: Ogawa, Yamanaka, Ishikawa, Davies.
- The supporting cast: Tateyama, Sugiura, Yoshinori.
- The Bullpen Pillars: Lueke and Akiyoshi (with a hat-tip to Muranaka and Matsuoka).
- Tokyo’s “Big Zero” of position players and the replacement players stepping up to fill the void.
- The Swallows’ run-in and our (utterly non-committal) thoughts for how the CL will ultimately pan out.
Note: this was recorded on Sunday, September 4th prior to the final game of the home Carp series.
Thanks you as always for listening, and we’ll be back in October to discuss how things actually went down.