Archives for June 2017

June 30th, 2017 @ Hanshin

June 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows prevailed in an ugly game. But at what cost? David Buchanon had a shaky command of the strike zone to start the game. He walked two in the first inning and opened the second with back-to-back […]

June 28th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Fukushima)

June 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium) Another promising start from Hoshi laid the foundation for a some of that oh-so elusive Swallows timely hitting, which was good enough to snap Tokyo’s losing streak at three despite some typical 2017-Swallows buffoonery. Hoshi pitched […]

June 27th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Yamagata)

June 27th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Yamagata. Far, but not far enough to escape the mediocrity.) Yoshinori is still around. He lost. The Scoring: Bottom of the second, one out. Ohbiki made a meal of an outside fastabll on a 2-1 count. 1-0 Tokyo. Top of […]

June 25th, 2017 vs. Yokohama

June 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa continued his long, sad losing streak as the birds went scoreless at home. A bit of an abbreviated report, as all the scoring came from the other side: Ishikawa gave up two runs over five innings, […]

June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida. Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s […]

June 23rd, 2017, vs. Yokohama

June 23rd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While David Buchanon didn’t have a pretty night, the Swallows offense prevailed in a wild seesaw game. The Swallows struck first in the third inning. Ino lead off the inning with a single, Buchanan bunted him over […]

June 18th, 2017 vs. Hokkaido

June 18th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WWWWL (Jingu Stadium)   A ninth-inning mini-rally saved the Swallows from a shutout, but not a loss, in the final game of interleague play. While the previous day, our own David Buchanan pitched a complete game shutout, the tables were […]

June 17th, 2017 vs Hokkaido

June 17th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4    Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium)   What a difference a week makes! And it was all thanks to a phenomenal outing by Tokyo starter, David Buchanan, who knocked the Hokkaido offense off-kilter with an efficient and dominant complete game shutout. The offense […]

June 16th 2017, vs. Hokkaido

June 16th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Sapporo Dome) It is with great pleasure that I present you a complete first team Swallows writeup, as the Swallows overcame the Fighters at Jingu. The Fighters got on the board first with a Sho Nakata solo shot in the […]

June 15th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 15th, 2017 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Juri Hara pitched his first career complete game and Yuhei had four hits as the Swallows took two of three from the Pacific League leading Rakutens. In what seemed like a lopsided pitching matchup, Hara […]