Archives for August 2013

Aug 31st 2013, vs Yokohama

August 31st, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 12 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In past seasons we’ve accused the Swallows of playing down to the BayStars at times, comfortable in the knowledge that we were the better team. The 2013 Swallows at this point are, at best, […]

Aug 30th 2013, vs Yokohama

August 30th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A decent shift from starter Kiya along with a functioning bullpen + a lively evening for the bats + Balentien’s 52nd dingdingdonger = comfortable win against the BayStars. At this stage of this season, […]

Aug 29th 2013, vs Chunichi

August 29th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 7 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For those of you here for a Balentien update, here’s what you need to know. Coco DID NOT hit a homerun tonight, although he came close with a double off the wall to start the six inning. […]

Aug 28th 2013, vs Chunichi

August 28th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 11 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The playoffs just mean more work anyway. Who wants that? Wednesdays with Yagi have been up and down. One can only assume he’s trying to boost batters’ self-esteem to lead them better lives. The Dragons scored first, […]

Aug 27th 2013, vs Chunichi

August 27th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 10 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) As the Swallows begin to lose touch of that final playoff spot (now 7 games behind and counting) there is now really only one reason to watch Tokyo’s games as this season enters it’s final stretch. And that […]

Shinya Miyamoto to Retire

As mentioned in yesterday’s game writeup, Shinya Miyamoto announced his intention to retire after this season. Miyamoto answered questions at a press conference held at the team’s offices this afternoon. A transcript of the press conference has been released by the team and video of the event will eventually be posted on the team’s YouTube […]

Aug 25th 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 25th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)  The Swallows managed to salvage the series by avoiding a sweep thanks in part to yet another Coco homer. The team managed to prevail in a back and forth game that saw some ugly […]

Aug 24th 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 24th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 2  Hiroshima Carp 9  Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LWWLL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)   The power of the pseudo-stonewashed uniforms continued to propel Hiroshima. Things started off brightly, with the Swallows scoring first – often a good sign. Hiyane singled, Ueda sac-bunted him to second because. . […]

Aug 23rd 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 23, 2013 at Hiroshima   Tokyo Swallows 2  Hiroshima Carp 6  Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima)   It was 80’s night at Zoom Zoom stadium as the Carp uniforms went “back in time” to the McFly era. The Birds were coming off a great series win over […]

Aug 22nd 2013, vs Yomiuri

August 22nd, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Giants remained winless at Jingu this year as Coco Balentien had another multi-homer night to set the club record for home runs in a season. Ishikawa looked shaky to start the game as he gave up […]