Monday Review #17

Have we settled on a left fielder for the playoffs?

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

The Monday Review #16

Hoping for some more fun times!

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

10/1/11 Yokohama (Away)

Not a great day to be a Swallows' pitcher.

October 1st, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 10 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Things were not pretty as the Swallows’ young bullpen arms were exposed to the BayStars’ bats. Akagawa seemed to have a handle of things in the early going. Even the solo homerun he gave up to Tsutsugo […]

9/8/11 – Yokohama (Away)

Muranaka did enough to dig himself out of jams and win the game.

September 8th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: WLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) Don’t let the score fool you, this game was a lot closer and a lot uglier than plain numbers can describe. Both starters looked good early on. Even as Muranaka gave up a solo homer to Murata […]