Archives for April 2017

April 30, 2017 vs. Yomiuri

April 30th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Rookie Hoshi gave up a couple runs in his first outing as a starter, but his quality start plus some decent bat support led the Swallows to victory in the so-called Tokyo Series. The scoring: Bottom of […]

April 29th, 2017 vs Yomiuri

April 29th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo finally scored a run and won a game against their cross-town rivals. Thank you, Mr. Ogawa, for keeping a lid on the evil empire’s offense. For those keeping track at home, that was 34 consecutive innings […]

April 28, 2017, vs. Yomiuri

April 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 7 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the second night in a row, this time at the hands of Miles Mikolas and the Giants. You knew things weren’t off to a good start when Ishikawa walked Tateoka […]

Apr 27th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Nagoya Dome) The encouraging signs of the offense waking up last night turned out to be a false alarm as the Swallows wasted another fine pitching performance and were shutout by in Nagoya. The starters in this game were Juri […]

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 […]