Archives for September 2012

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 11 (September, 2012)

As predicted at the beginning of the season, your Tokyo Swallows have made it to the postseason, and Dave and Christopher talk a bit about what lies ahead in this most recent edition of the TS Podcast (recorded prior to yesterday’s loss). So instead of looking forward to the next game report (tonight’s game was […]

9/30/12 – Yomiuri (Home) [GAME CANCELED]

September 30th, 2012 Yomiuri Giants – Tokyo Swallows – Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Today’s game was canceled this morning due to the imminent arrival of typhoon Jelawat which is likely to strike the Kanto region this evening. Tokyo’s last regular season confrontation with Yomiuri has been rescheduled for tomorrow […]

9/29/12 – Chunichi (Home)

September 29th, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows are going to the Climax Series!!! (Because the Carp lost to the Tigers 2-0.) What the Swallows weren’t able to do was strike fear in the hearts of their first round opponents by beating them […]

9/28/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 28th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: LWWLW (Jingu Stadium) Before getting into the wonderful details of this delightful come-from-behind win over the hapless Tigers, I’d like to take a moment to thoroughly castigate those in the crowd that applauded Kanemoto’s pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning. […]

9/27/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 27th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 12 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows suffered their worst defeat of the season tonight, losing 12-0 to the Tigers. Like our recent wins, this loss was a team effort with lapses coming from all phases of the game. In an […]

9/26/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 26th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows  10 Streak: Won 2     Last 5: LWLWW (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows started off with a bang and outhit the Tigers by a whopping 18-8 on their way to a resounding victory, putting them one game closer to clinching a Climax Series spot. Yuhei started things […]

9/25/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 25th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows 3  Streak: Won 1     Last 5: WLWLW (Jingu Stadium) Eight innings of three-hit shutout Tateyama baseball, some timely hitting, and a wee bit of help from an inept Hanshin outfit opened the playoff door yet wider for the in-form Swallows. Tateyama was coming into the game […]

9/23/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 23rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Tokyo Dome) This was less fun than yesterday’s romp. The Giants are making sure a large number of their regulars stay in shape while Tokyo tries to add some mortar to the bricks of an A-class finish. While Roman generally […]

9/22/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 22nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Tokyo Dome) This game, played less than 24 hours after the Giants clinched the pennants was a pretty good barometer of which players had too much victory champagne last night. (I think the title goes to Toshiya Sugiuchi.) Meanwhile Ishikawa […]

9/21/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 21st, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Tokyo Dome) I want to be remain thankful and happy that the birds swept the last two series at a time when they really needed to. But no, it’s hard to be grateful when you drop the game that ensures […]