Archives for April 2012

4/30/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 30th, 2012    Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: DWWLW (Mazda Stadium, Hiroshima) Yesterday Tokyo ran headlong into a masterful performance by early rookie-of-the-year candidate, Yusuke Nomura. The 22-year-old drafted out of Meiji University threw his slider wherever he wanted and induced 14 groundouts from the […]

4/29/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 29th, 2012    Tokyo Swallows 0  Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WDWWL (Mazda Stadium, Hiroshima) After yesterday afternoon’s come-from-behind win, the Swallows looked to make it four wins in a row against the fourth-placed Carp. Roman (1-3, 3.57 ERA) took the mound for the birds against Hiroshima’s Nomura […]

4/28/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 28th, 2012    Tokyo Swallows 6  Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 2       Last 5: WWDWW (Mazda Stadium, Hiroshima) Tokyo traveled to Hiroshima yesterday for their first away series at Mazda Stadium. The two teams have played each other twice so far this season (played in Matsuyama) with Tokyo taking  both of […]

Tsubamegun Opinion Poll: April 27th, 2012

Today is a travel day for the Tokyo Swallows as they prepare to play games on nine consecutive days. The team’s next scheduled day off is Monday May 7th. Spirits are high in Tokyo as the birds recently swept the Yomiuri Giants and took two games from the Chunichi Dragons (one tie). But the past […]

04/26/12 – Chunichi (Home)

April 26th, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A little rain keeps Yoshimi from pitching at 100% and the Swallows manage enough pop and defense to cover for “sub-optimal” pitching by Muranaka. Things did not start well for Muranaka and the Swallows as the young […]

04/25/12 – Chunichi (Home)

April 25th, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WWWWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ties are when everyone loses. Both teams lose, the fans lose, ecology loses. Maybe the beer girls win. Well, their managers win. Tokyo looked a bit better, purely subjectively, but the numbers don’t show it. This game was almost […]

04/24/12 – Chunichi (Home)

April 24th, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the confidence boosting and oh so pleasurable home sweep this last weekend against Yomiuri, Tokyo kept the momentum rolling with a relatively straightforward victory against the reigning CL chuamps. After Tateyama made light work of the first three […]

Today in Swallows History: Welcome to Pro Baseball, Mr. Takatsu

On this day in 1991, Shingo Takatsu made his NPB debut for the Swallows. Selected in the third round of the 1990 draft out of Asia University, he was first used as a starter but only won a few games during his first two seasons on the top team. It wasn’t until the 1993 season […]

Tokyo Sweeps Yomiuri

Your Tokyo Swallows outscored Yomiuri 7-3 last weekend and took all three games from the team that most (including Dave and I) pegged as the preseason favorite to win the Central League. To go along with our game reports, I did a little fishing around on YouTube and found some news clips that may or […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: April 23rd, 2012

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 […]