Oct 1st 2016, @ Hiroshima

October 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Stadium) Your Birds closed out the 2016 season with a make-up game in Hiroshima that left them solidly in fifth place. Ogawa took the mound for the Swallows, and Hiroshima countered with MLB-veteran, Kuroda. The Swallows scored in the […]

Sept 24th 2016, @ Hiroshima

September 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) Neither team had a whole lot to play for, and it appears that the better team prevailed. In other news, it looks like the Softbank Hawks won’t repeat their pennant championship either. Your birds managed just four […]

Sept 4th 2016, vs Hiroshima

September 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Still two games behind Yokohama and third place, the Swallows need to win this series to turn up the heat a little. A win today would also help set the tone for an absolutely enormous series […]

Sept 3rd 2016 vs Hiroshima

September 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s loss, your Birds started the evening two games behind Yokohama and a chance at the playoffs. Davies started for Tokyo today, and it’s worth recalling that he pitched six solid innings in his […]

Oct 3rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

October 3rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WWLWW (Mazda Stadium) Fresh off their Central League pennant-clinching win over Hanshin at Jingu on Friday night, many expected the Swallows to be a little, well, hung over. And with Johnson on the mound for the Carp, having won his four previous decisions, […]

Sep 5th 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 5th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo’s four game winning streak came to an end when a pitcher’s duel went pear-shaped in the top of the ninth. And Kuroda was pretty damned nasty today, so that didn’t help. Ishiyama backed his way into a […]

Jul 4th 2015, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

July 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows  Hiroshima Carp  Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) How many times has Ishikawa had to duel Johnson so far this season? Doesn’t matter, even after a 50 minute rain delay before the game started, everyone was sent home after only one and two-thirds […]

May 23rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

May 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 12 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLWLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Your Birds finally got the better of Kris Johnson. Finally. The visitors scored in batches. That eight run sixth inning is one of the bigger explosions you’ll see this year. Certainly the biggest […]

May 2nd 2015 vs Hiroshima

May 2nd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kris Johnson had himself another strong performance against the Swallows as the Carp leveled the season series at three games apiece. And as you can see, it all came down to that fateful eighth inning. Despite not threatening […]

Mar 28th 2015, @Hiroshima

March 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1       Last 2: WL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Hiroshima rode a stellar start from one of it’s imported pitchers to the first win of the Ogata era. The Swallows had the unfortunate pleasure of witnessing new Hiroshima southpaw, Kris Johnson, raise the curtain on […]