Aug 23rd 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 23, 2013 at Hiroshima   Tokyo Swallows 2  Hiroshima Carp 6  Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima)   It was 80’s night at Zoom Zoom stadium as the Carp uniforms went “back in time” to the McFly era. The Birds were coming off a great series win over […]

Aug 16th 2013, @ Hanshin

August 16th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LWWLL (Kyocera Dome) Tonight was a low scoring affair with both starting pitchers going at least 7 innings but neither factored into the final decision. The Birds battled hard throughout but were eventually undone by a late error. Tonight was all […]

Aug 4th, 2013 vs Hiroshima

August 4th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Balentien did everything he could to win this one on his own. Alas, he is just one man and this is a team game. On a night where Coco reached based five times, the pitching failed the Birds […]

Aug 2nd 2013, vs Hiroshima

August 2nd, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 13 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: LOSING!!!!    Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Carp DROPPED 13 RUNS on the Birds for the second time in a little more than 2 weeks. As ugly as this ended, the Birds actually had the lead early. Unlike the expression “As easy as shooting fish […]

Jul 27th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 27th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) After my extended All-star break, it was great to see the Birds get back in the win column. The Birds bats got the early lead for Ogawa who pitched seven strong innings for win […]

Jul 12th 2013, vs Hiroshima

July 12th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In honor of half-price beer night, both teams agreed before the start of tonights game to let the opposing team have as many hits as possible and that both starters would pitch less than 4 innings. It made […]

Jul 5th 2013, @ Chunichi

July 5th, 2013  Tokyo Swallows 3   Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Nagoya Dome) Tonight the Birds went down to Nagoya hoping to build on their recent series win over Yokohama. However, it wasn’t in the cards. The main headline heading into this evenings performance was the return of Hatakeyama. He […]

Jun 29th 2013, vs Yomuiri

June 29th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Kusanagi Stadium) Tonight saw the two Tokyo residents face-off in a game not in Tokyo. Tonight’s contest took place a little farther south in Shizuoka, Japan. Tonight looked to be a pitchers battle as both teams were sending out  a couple […]

Jun 22nd 2013, @ Hiroshima

June 22nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3  Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Today’s game was all about two players; Balentien and Ogawa. Coco provided the power on offense and Ogawa did it on defense. The lineup for today was a bit different since Hatakeyama was sent […]

Jun 21st 2013, @ Hiroshima [GAME CANCELLED]

June 21st 2013 Tokyo Swallows Hiroshima Carp (Mazda Zoom Zoom) Tonight’s game has been cancelled. The same two teams will try and do it again tomorrow at 2 pm.