Archives for September 2016

Sept 13th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 13th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 11 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: L2 Last 5: WLWLL With the regular season winding down, every game could be labeled as a MUST WIN. At a rainy, gloomy Jingu Stadium on Tuesday, Tokyo dug themselves into a deeper hole in a pitiful performance against Yokohama. The starters for this game […]

Sept 11th 2016, vs. Hanshin

September 11th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following last night’s sizable win over Hanshin, the Swallows slipped further from the A-class. This contest was one of Haraguchi Iwasada vs. Tokyo’s bullpen. No big meltdown, just a difference in relative hittability. The […]

Sept 10th 2016, vs Hanshin

September 10th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While all eyes were on the Carp-Giants contest at Tokyo Dome, your Birds won an easy game against Hanshin. Despite scoring first, the Tigers were not able to handle Yamada. All you need […]

Sept 9th 2016, vs Yomiuri

September 9th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a tricky one. Beat the Giants and hand the Carp their first CL Pennant in 25 years on their day off. Lose to the Giants and let the Carp celebrate the pennant victory at Gomiuri’s […]

Sept 8th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 8th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama Baystars 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) While many fans were following other CL games as they had championship implications, the Swallows and BayStars played a key game in their fight for the last CS spot. The Carp did not get their CL pennant tonight […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 36 (September, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo once again assemble like Voltron for their (relatively happy) monthly chat about all things Swallows. Up for discussion this month: Swallows “special” #36 The current state of Swallowsland and the CL as a whole (NOTE: I mentioned the Carp would clinch either in Nagoya, or at Tokyo Dome. I was incorrect, […]

Sept 7th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama Baystars 7 Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s remarkable winning streak came to an end and with it in all likelihood went Tokyo’s post-season hopes, as they now sit 4 games behind the 3rd place BayStars with 14 games to play. Tokyo […]

Sept 6th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 6th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama Baystars 6 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) The make-or-break series to salvage the 2016 Tokyo Swallows season got off to a bad start after a comprehensive victory by the home team. Tonight’s game showed by Yokohama are in the driver’s seat towards earning a climax […]

Sept 4th 2016, vs Hiroshima

September 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Still two games behind Yokohama and third place, the Swallows need to win this series to turn up the heat a little. A win today would also help set the tone for an absolutely enormous series […]

Sept 3rd 2016 vs Hiroshima

September 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s loss, your Birds started the evening two games behind Yokohama and a chance at the playoffs. Davies started for Tokyo today, and it’s worth recalling that he pitched six solid innings in his […]