Archives for August 2017

Aug 31st 2017, @ Hanshin

August 31st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Lost 4     Last 5: WLLLL (Koshien) Another ballgame in Koshien, same result… The final game of the three game series at Koshien ended in a pitchers duel between constantly unlucky David Buchanan and the Tigers breakout star Akiyama. Despite the Swallows outhitting the […]

Aug 30th 2017, @ Hanshin

August 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL (Koshien) More baseball happened involving the Swallows this evening. Lots of baseball. Erm, baseball? Game 119 Joy Points This was the road version of last Wednesday’s pitching match-up. Hara fared much better tonight, putting up his best shift […]

August 27th, 2017 vs. Yokohama

August 27th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamanaka gets drilled at home. It was not a good day for our favorite submariner. Yamanaka gave up one in the first, two in the second and two in the fourth before being pulled. The bullpen gave […]

August 26th, 2017 vs Yokohama

August 26th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds halted a three game slide by holding off a late Yokohama comeback. Ogawa made it most of the way through the eighth and moved himself within striking distance of a 10 win season. Tokyo posed […]

August 25th 2017, vs. Yokohama

August 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows dropped their opener against the BayStars after Buchanan had a bad inning and the Swallows offense ran out of time. I was away in the mountains of Oita away from civilization and a decent cell […]

August 24th, 2017 vs Hanshin

August 24th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2       Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows fell again at Jingu to Hanshin Despite the close looking score, the Swallows never really threatened the Hanshins at any point during this game. Swallows starter Hoshi gave up six earned runs […]

August 23rd 2017, vs. Hanshin

August 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) [INSERT PITHY INTRO HERE] Game 113 Joy Points 3 hours 45 minutes I’ll never get back. Iwata gave up 10 hits and 3 walks in his not even 5 innings of work. The Swallows […]

August 20th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 20, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The birds lose a heartbreaker in extra innings down in the ‘shima. The scoring: Hiroshima struck first. In the bottom of the fourth, Matsuyama hit a solo homer into the right stands. 1-0. Tokyo struck back […]

August 19th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 19, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Ogawa pitched eight scoreless innings, earning a win that evened his record once again. And the Balentien-Yamada tandem was quite effective this evening. Ogawa didn’t allow a hit until the fourth, and his dodgiest inning was […]

August 18th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 18, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Buchanan, Matsuoka and Kondo combined to pitch an excellent game of baseball, giving up just one run and six hits over the course of the game. Just one problem: the Swallows didn’t score at all. The […]