Oct 3rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

October 3rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WWLWW (Mazda Stadium) Fresh off their Central League pennant-clinching win over Hanshin at Jingu on Friday night, many expected the Swallows to be a little, well, hung over. And with Johnson on the mound for the Carp, having won his four previous decisions, […]

Sep 5th 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 5th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo’s four game winning streak came to an end when a pitcher’s duel went pear-shaped in the top of the ninth. And Kuroda was pretty damned nasty today, so that didn’t help. Ishiyama backed his way into a […]

Jul 4th 2015, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

July 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows  Hiroshima Carp  Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) How many times has Ishikawa had to duel Johnson so far this season? Doesn’t matter, even after a 50 minute rain delay before the game started, everyone was sent home after only one and two-thirds […]

May 23rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

May 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 12 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLWLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Your Birds finally got the better of Kris Johnson. Finally. The visitors scored in batches. That eight run sixth inning is one of the bigger explosions you’ll see this year. Certainly the biggest […]

May 2nd 2015 vs Hiroshima

May 2nd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kris Johnson had himself another strong performance against the Swallows as the Carp leveled the season series at three games apiece. And as you can see, it all came down to that fateful eighth inning. Despite not threatening […]

Mar 28th 2015, @Hiroshima

March 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1       Last 2: WL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Hiroshima rode a stellar start from one of it’s imported pitchers to the first win of the Ogata era. The Swallows had the unfortunate pleasure of witnessing new Hiroshima southpaw, Kris Johnson, raise the curtain on […]

Sept 29th 2014, @ Hiroshima

September 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Both starters were chased early in this contest, the long ball dictated the pace, and this game was just plain crazy. The Tokyo bats finally got to Heath in the middle innings, just when it was looking […]

Jul 6th 2014, @ Hiroshima [Game Called]

July 6th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 2  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW [Game called due to rain in the fourth] (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) This game was halted in the fourth with the score tied at two. That means that solo home runs by Kawabata, Maru, and Eldred in the third […]

Jul 5th 2014, @ Hiroshima

July 5th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Your birds put an end to a four game slide after enduring a Kenta Maeda-led whooping the night before. Aside from pulling out the win in the ninth innings, Iwahashi got his first career win […]

Apr 2nd 2014, @ Hiroshima

April 2nd, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 4  Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WLLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) We are ONLY four games into the season yet flashbacks to the 2013 campaign are already flashing through my head and clouding my objectivity. Today’s game featured a pitching matchup between rookie Daichi Osera and […]