Tokyo Swallows Podcast 12 (February, 2013)

Welcome to the start of the 2013 Tokyo Swallows season! Spring Camp is already well under way, and Dave and Christopher invite a special guest onto the show to talk about the following Swallows-related news (in no particular order): Hatakeyama’s facial hair Iwamura’s return to the nest New uniforms! Last year’s battle with Chunichi in […]

Tokyo Infielders Score Golden Gloves

The annual Golden Glove vote have been tabulated, (here are last year’s results) and three-quarters of Tokyo’s infield brought home top prize for their respective positions in the Central League. Leading the charge with the largest margin of victory was Tokyo third baseman, Shinya Miyamoto. His fourth Golden Glove at third base helped him to break […]

9/22/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 22nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Tokyo Dome) This game, played less than 24 hours after the Giants clinched the pennants was a pretty good barometer of which players had too much victory champagne last night. (I think the title goes to Toshiya Sugiuchi.) Meanwhile Ishikawa […]

9/21/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 21st, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Tokyo Dome) I want to be remain thankful and happy that the birds swept the last two series at a time when they really needed to. But no, it’s hard to be grateful when you drop the game that ensures […]

9/17/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 17th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 4   Last 5: LWWWW (Mazda Stadium) The Swallows came into the game 1 game under .500, and 3 games ahead of the Carp in the race for the third and final spot in the Climax Series. The Swallows also found out earlier than […]

9/16/12 – Yokohama (Home)

September 16th, 2012 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 3        Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) With Hiroshima losing to the Dragons earlier this afternoon, the Swallows looked to extend their advantage in the race for the third and final CL playoff spot to a full three games. And that […]

8/18/12 – Hanshin (Home)

August 18th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows  1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Tateyama pitched a clutch game to halt the Swallows’ losing streak, and the offense did just enough to squeak by the Tigers. The Swallows faithful were greeted with yet another injury report tonight. Aikawa was diagnosed with […]

7/15/12 – Hanshin (Away)

July 15th, 2012  Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Win 1 Last 5: LWDLW (Koshien) Your birds were a bit relentless today and banged out a total of 15 hits while partially making up for yesterday’s wastefulness. Milledge led off the game with a blast to left-center on a 1-1 offering from Hanshin starter, […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: July 9, 2012

Something for you to read while sorting out your statistical support. Tokyo just ended a rain-shortened week that started nicely and ended with a whimper. Some of that whimper is likely attributable to the fact that Milledge was forced to sit out most of the Hiroshima series last weekend. But before we get into that, […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: July 3, 2012

Holy crap. Is July really here already? Here’s something to read while treading cautiously. We just witnessed a week of starting pitching that was as consistently poor as we’ve seen all year. Tateyama had arguably the best start of the week, giving up four earned runs off of 11 hits in six and two-thirds innings […]