Archives for October 2011

10/31/11 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo vs Yomiuri (Game 3)

October 31th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows  3 Series: Swallows Win 2-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Based on the comments received in yesterday’s game report, you don’t need to read this report to find out that the Swallows won game 3 of their series against the hated Giants. The raw details of what happened and […]

Pitching matchup in decisive game 3 vs Yomiuri

Gen Sueyoshi has a great post, ‘By the Numbers‘, at his site on all of the relevant numbers from this season’s 24 matchups between Tokyo and Yomiuri. By all accounts, it looks like it will be Akagawa pitching for Tokyo and former Tokyo import Dicky Gonzalez throwing for Yomiuri. Gonzalez hasn’t pitched much this season, […]

10/30/11 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo vs Yomiuri (Game 2)

October 30th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows  2 Series: Tied 1-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were never really in control of this contest. That was evident throughout. Making it worse was the fact that the team never had a shot once we got deep into our bullpen. Uninspiring. Unhelpful. Unhappy. Unbe-Lim-able. Utsumi was […]

From the web: CL Climax Series Game 1 Reports

In addition to Dave’s game report published on Tsubamegun last night, you can get some additional commentary from a few other reputable sources. Jason Coskrey, writer for the Japan Times, summarized game one of the Central League Climax Series First Stage thusly: “The Tokyo Yakult Swallows came out on top in their season series against […]

10/29/11 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo vs Yomiuri (Game 1)

October 29th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows  3 Series: Swallows Lead 1-0 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo came from behind to down their beloved neighbours off the back of a Tateyama-Muranaka starter’s relay and, thank the lord of your choice, some timely hitting. In a packed and buzzing Jingu it was Tateyama, not Ishikawa as […]

Asahi Pays Tribute

We thought this well-timed feature would interest the Tsubamegun. The Asahi Shimbun‘s Rob Smaal chatted with our own Christopher Pellegrini and snapped a photo of him with our dear friends, Messrs. Sugimoto and Nakagawa (without whom, we wouldn’t be on course to be buried in our regular seats). Enjoy! See you at the game.

Current Tokyo Swallows Roster

As posted on the team’s official website, Hirotoshi Ishii was removed from the active roster after his retirement game on the 25th. Therefore, the 26 guys that are currently on the top team are as follows: Pitchers Lim, Matsuoka, Masubuchi, Tateyama, Barnette, Matsui, Hidaka, Akagawa, Watanabe, Oshimoto Catchers Aikawa, Kawamoto, Fukukawa Infielders Miyamoto, Tanaka, Takeuchi, […]

2011 Swallows’ Draft Recap

The Swallows drafted 8 players in the draft tonight. Those of you who read my draft preview last night will find none of the names I discussed in our list of picks. The night started off with the Swallows vying for Shuhei Takahashi along with the Dragons (as expected) and the Buffaloes. After each team’s […]

2011 NPB Draft Preview: Players to Watch

The 2011 NPB Draft will happen tomorrow evening at the Grand Prince Hotel starting from 17:00. For those of you who are new to the Japanese draft format and are not familiar with how it works, check out the post I wrote last year about the process. I’ll be presenting a few players that may […]

10/25/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 25th, 2011 Hiroshima Carp  1 Tokyo Swallows  2 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game very nearly sucked. But in the end, it turned out to be a very satisfactory way to end the regular season. The unimportance of this contest was lost on very few people […]