Archives for July 2017

July 30th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 14 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) This ugly outing in Hiroshima, complete with some questionable officiating, looked winnable – until it didn’t. Ishikawa, looking for his first win since 2015 (that’s what it feels like, anyway) started for the Swallows, and actually […]

July 29th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The offense is still working, and your Birds got back to winning ways in Hiroshima. The W put an end to a losing streak in Hiroshima stretching all the way back to June 30th, 2016. This […]

July 28th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 28th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) After sweeping the Dragons at home, the Swallows looked to reverse their road luck in Hiroshima. Unfortunately, the Biards weren’t able to take down the CL leaders in their home. The Swallows came into the night […]

July 27th 2017, vs Chunichi

July 26th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows scored eleven runs for the second straight night against Chunichi as Yamanaka went the distance on the mound and Balentien went deep twice.  Yamanaka, winless on the season started for the Swallows against Oguma for […]

July 26th 2017, vs Chunichi

July 26th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 10 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows tied the NPB record for largest come-from-behind win as they blasted their way out of a ten run hole to ultimately walk off as winners in the bottom of the 10th. Hoshi started for […]

July 25th 2017, vs Chunichi

July 25th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows prevailed in a see-saw game that saw numerous lead changes. Coco Balentien opened the Swallows scoring with his 200th career NPB homer. The Swallows won on a two out bases loaded walk in the bottom […]

July 23rd, 2017 vs. Hanshin

July 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Saturday’s brief, glorious Yoshinori-given respite, the Swallows went right on back to losing in a game seriously lacking in run support. After the attempt to turn Ogawa into a closer failed spectacularly, he was […]

July 22nd, 2017 vs Hanshin

July 22nd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Swallows won their first game in the entire month of July as four relievers kept Hanshin off the board and preserved Yoshinori’s third win of the year. And that ended a seven game losing […]

July 21st, 2017 vs. Hanshin

July 21st, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 11 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 7      Last 15: LLLLLLLDLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The boxscore says it all really. The Tigers hit four homers (two by newcomer Jason Rogers) and David Buchanan got shelled for seven runs in six innings. The Swallows did get their first non-home run […]

July 19th 2017, @ Yokohama

July 19th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 5 Last 14: LLLLLLLDLLLLLL   PARTY LIKE IT’S 1970 JOY POINTS The Swallows inept offence put up three runs via three solo home runs. They didn’t create much else of note. Ishikawa did his bit. I still love him. Always will. The bullpen faltered twice late to […]