Oct 8th 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 8th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Tokyo Dome) Listening to tonight’s game I was poised to write a nice write up in which the Swallows end the season on a high note and send the Giants to the playoffs on a down note. Unfortunately, as it […]

Oct 6th 2013, @ Hiroshima

October 6th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LWLLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Swallows managed to win with the same score as their last trip down to Hiroshima – by battering Kenta Maeda like a piece of chicken in Georgia in the first inning, then managing […]

Oct 4th 2013, vs Hanshin

October 4th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Miyamoto said goodbye, Coco hit number 60, and the game itself was cold, wet, and ultimately disappointing. Thus this seemed a fitting way to see out the 2013 season at Jingu. The game itself played out in […]

Oct 3rd 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 3rd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows played a rematch of last Thursday’s game with Yagi and Houlton taking the mound at the Tokyo Dome. The kindness of a friend made me break a long standing NO TOKYO DOME rule. Unfortunately not even […]

Oct 2nd 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 2nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: TWLLW (Tokyo Dome) Tonight’s 2:38 victory was a superficial flip of last night’s 2:25 loss. 1-0, nine total hits. OK, the similarities don’t go a whole lot deeper, which is good because it allows for this game to have been a […]

Oct 1st 2013, vs Yomiuri

October 1st, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LTWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After yesterday’s game effectively put paid to Tokyo’s slim hopes of a 5th placed finish (and more than likely Balentien’s hopes of the triple crown too), tonight’s loss finally made fact what we have all feared for […]

Sep 30th 2013, vs Yokohama

September 30th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WLTWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Everything was going just fine until Muranaka came down with a chronic case of the Blancos. But Coco launched number 59 as a consolation prize for the home fans. The birds built a quick […]

Sep 29th 2013, vs Yokohama

September 29th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WWLTW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Happy Goose Day. Or that’s what my wall calendar says today is. Your Tokyo Swallows inched a game closer to Yokohama and fifth place in the Central League with a decent whole team effort. […]

Sep 28th 2013, vs Hiroshima

September 28th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Tied 1    Last 5: LWWLT (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A three-hour fifty-minute tie. While the game mattered to the Carp, who are fighting with an outside chance to possibly steal the second-place spot from Hanshin, it was just one more step in the Swallows’ long, meaningless slog […]

Sep 26th 2013, vs Yomiuri

September 25th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The other shoe finally dropped and the Swallows found themselves on the losing end of a Giants game at Jingu for the first time this season. The 1.5-gun Giants beat the top team Swallows in a fairly […]