Archives for April 2017

Apr 26th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 8 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows showed some encouraging tenacity with the bat as they repeatedly clawed their way back in this one, ultimately prevailing in eleven innings. Also: Thank fuck for Iwase. David Buchanan came into this game boasting an […]

Apr 25th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 25th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Toyohashi) The Scoring: Bottom of the second. Viciedo singled, Fujii walked, and Guerrero hit a three-run homer to left. 3-0 Chunichi. Bottom of the sixth, two outs. Matsui homered to right. 4-0 Chunichi. Top of the eighth, two outs. Sakaguchi singled […]

April 23rd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a meltdown from starter Ohlendorf, the Swallows almost swept Hiroshima at home. But then they didn’t. Ross Ohlendorf, on his fourth outing as starter, was looking for his first win, but it was clear from the outset […]

April 22nd, 2017 vs Hiroshima

April 22nd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 0 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows grab a series win, and Ogawa levels his record, in a rain-shortened pitcher’s duel at Jingu. This was never going to be an easy game for the Swallows as Okada has had an amazing start […]

April 21st, 2017, vs. Hiroshima

April 21st, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After falling to sixth place during their off-day the Swallows were looking to end their losing streak and right the ship at home. The pitching matchup for the game was the same one that kicked off the […]

Apr 19th 2017, @ Yomiuri

April 19th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Kagoshima) The Swallows were kept off the board for the second straight night in Kyushu. This game gave me a headache. Isn’t this fun?* David Buchanan started for Tokyo, and had another extremely effective outing, giving up just the […]

Apr 18th 2017, @ Yomiuri

April 18th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Kumamoto) The Swallows made the trip to Kumamoto to get their first shot at the Giants of the season. Yamanaka made his third start of the season, notching his first decision–a loss, not undeserved, but not entirely on him. The […]

April 16th, 2017 @ Yokohama

April 15th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL Yokohama Stadium A couple Balentien homers couldn’t prevent a loss for Ross in Yokohama. The BayStars scored in the bottom of the first with a Lopez home run. 1-0 Yokohama. The Swallows struck back and took the lead in the third. Yamada, […]

April 15th, 2017 @ Yokohama

April 15th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW Yokohama Stadium Ogawa pitched eight solid innings and got his first win of the season as your Birds breezed past the BayStars on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. And Tokyo’s offense woke up a little bit as they rolled over Yokohama’s starter, […]

April 14th 2017, @ Yokohama

April 14th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL The Swallows once again failed to win on the road and dropped a close one in extra innings in Yokohama. Manaka put Yamada in the lead off spot for a second night in a row and maximized the offensive potential […]