This is the first .gif that I’ve ever made in my life, and I think that it may be the first one that’s ever been featured on this site. This is my tribute to those who made it to yesterday’s game and stayed all the way through the 12th inning.
April 25th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows win back-to-back for the first time since April 3rd in a rollercoaster game that was not good for the heart. The game clocked in at five hours and two minutes, and went for 12 innings. [...]
April 4th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Carp won their first game of the 2013 campaign with a little help from the Swallows. Neither team looked particularly strong tonight and the game seemed like series of missed opportunities, especially for [...]
October 7th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2. Last 5: LWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Tokyo Swallows finished the 2012 regular season with a rather anticlimactic and dissatisfying loss to the fourth place Carp. And while it certainly can be argued that it was a meaningless game due to the fact [...]
October 4th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Mazda Stadium) With the season winding down, the Carp and Swallows met for their final Mazda Stadium game of the 2012 season. With their post-season fate already sealed the Swallows came in to the game looking to extend personal [...]
September 18th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Mazda Stadium) Tokyo made another huge stride toward the post-season as they made it five on the bounce with another win in Hiroshima with Shohei Tateyama putting in a nine-inning/one-run shift. Tokyo’s offence meanwhile huffed and puffed stranding runners [...]
August 28th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 10 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the mini-revival that was their first series win in five attempts this last weekend, normal service was resumed at Jingu as Tokyo were tonked by their main rivals for that coveted third place. And so yet [...]