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 […]

Aug 29th 2017, @ Hanshin

August 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 2     Last 5: LLWLL (Koshien Stadium) Wins continue to elude Ishikawa as he got a bit unlucky with some bad defense and the Swallows bats were completely ineffective. The Tigers capitalized on an lead off error by Fujii in the second to […]

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 […]

Aug 22nd 2017, vs. Hanshin

August 22nd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows once again avoided starting another losing streak by taking an early lead, losing it, and finally coming back to sayonara the Tigers. Ishikawa started the game smoothly for once getting through the […]

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 […]