Something to read while remembering to keep your hands in your pockets. Swallows of the Week Week 3 Last week’s vote saw the strong performances by Hiroyasu Tanaka (2B), Lastings Milledge (LF), Katsuki Akagawa (P), and Kyohei Muranaka (P). 28 people cast their vote this week, and here’s what they decided: Congratulations to Beavis, a [...]
Homepage Layout A couple of very small changes have occurred on the homepage of this fair website. We moved the Central League standings plugin to the footer area and added a Pacific League widget as well. We also started a Swallows of the Week list down in the footer. The winner of week one voting [...]
Spring camp started for the top team in Okinawa today. Here’s a list of the players that were invited. The Swallows’ Japanese website has a handy schedule that will give you a light peak into what’s ahead for the team. The top team camp has only four officially-scheduled days off, and camp concludes on February 28th. [...]
April 21st, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Nagasaki Big N Stadium) On paper this was never going to be an easy game in which to put a four game winning streak on the line. The pitching matchup was ominous, Swallows old-boy Seth Greisinger against veteran [...]
April 15th, 2009 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo left a bunch of guys on base tonight and weren’t able to apply pressure in the later innings of the game. So the inaugural edition of the annual Tokyo derby, unlike last year, ended up being [...]
Know what’s a heartbreaker? Seeing the Central League MVP and Best Nine announcements and seeing that a third of the Best Nine, the MVP, and the best pitcher in the CL are all Giants, then realizing that that would be true of the Swallows had Tokyo been willing to pay a bit and offer multi-year [...]
November 5th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 (Seibu Dome) Takayuki Kishi, Saitama’s 23-year-old starter that finished the regular season with a 3.42 ERA, had the game of his career tonight.
October 22nd, 2008 Chunichi Dragons 4 Yomiuri Giants 3 (Tokyo Dome) Chunichi came up with some clutch play to level this series at one game apiece.* Shockingly, it took Yomiuri starter, Seth Greisinger, 101 pitches to get through four and one-third innings during which he gave up three runs (two earned) off of five hits. [...]