Sept 30th 2014, @ Hiroshima

6th Placed Baseball

September 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Though this has been clear to mostly everyone for months now, since my last game report it has become official: The Swallows are finishing in dead last for the second straight joyous year. Which means […]

Sept 29th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Hiroshima Carp logo clean

September 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Both starters were chased early in this contest, the long ball dictated the pace, and this game was just plain crazy. The Tokyo bats finally got to Heath in the middle innings, just when it was looking […]

Sept 28th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Yuhei effectively put the game out of reach in the top of the 1st.

September 28th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After failing last night to assist the Carp in their pursuit of a first-round playoff series in Hiroshima, your Swallows were a little bit rude again this evening. But the good news is that Ogawa got himself […]

Sept 27th 2014, @ Hanshin

September 27th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Koshien Stadium) With Yomiuri’s Central League clinching win last night, Tokyo tried to influence the playoffs as best it could by giving Hiroshima a little extra breathing room in second place. My brain vomited several times while watching the overdone […]

Sept 25th 2014, vs Hiroshima

September 25th, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The visitors started big and took off from there. Not much hope for the home team this evening. The scoring: Top of the first: Bad start. Suzuki hit a solo home run. That was followed by Kikuchi […]

Sept 24th 2014, vs Hiroshima

Sugiura shows off a ball from his first win, and Nishida shows off his first home run ball.

September 24th, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Neither rain nor a shaky start could stop Sugiura from earning his first pro win. It was a night full of firsts as the Swallows downed the Carp handily at Jingu. The start of the game was […]

Sept 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

Hiroshima Carp logo clean

September 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Carp brushed aside the Swallows on a sunny holiday Tuesday afternoon at Jingu, confirming their season series win against the cellar dwelling Tokyo outfit. I’m sure they are drenching each other in champagne as I write this, […]

Sept 21st 2014, @ Yomiuri

Tokyo's second baseman won game hero honors after his game-winning home run in the 11th.

September 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows put together five late runs to eventually win this one in the top of the 11th. The four hour and 10 minute affair was attended by a reported crowd of 44,919. Ogawa had a little help […]

Sept 20th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Kawabata singles in the sixth inning.

September 20th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Tokyo Dome) This one began poorly. And your Swallows weren’t able to get a runner on base until the top of the fifth. And in case there was any doubt, we can now confirm that the Swallows have been mathematically eliminated […]

Sept 19th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Utsumi didn't suck today.

September 19th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: DLWLL (Tokyo Dome) A pair of two-run innings midway through the game for the Giants put this one out of reach. Utsumi got his sixth win of the year in the process. Ishikawa only ended up pitching five innings which gives you […]