Monday Bullets #2 (Hatake’s Numbers Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. I was looking at Hatake’s numbers on Monday and noticed that through 13 games Hatake’s batting average and his on-base percentage were identical. In other words, he […]

2012 Fan Appreciation Day Preview

Tomorrow is Labour Thanksgiving Day in Japan, and with many people getting the day off the Swallows will be holding their annual Fan Appreciation Day at Jingu. The annual event gives the team a chance to shill its sponsors, look back on the previous season, and give players a chance to be a bit goofy. […]

10/06/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 6th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The stretch of tune up games continued tonight in Jingu as the Swallows faced the Carp. Earlier in the day news hit that Ryuji Miyade would be hanging up his cleats at the conclusion of this […]

10/04/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

October 4th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Mazda Stadium) With the season winding down, the Carp and Swallows met for their final Mazda Stadium game of the 2012 season. With their post-season fate already sealed the Swallows came in to the game looking to extend personal […]

9/27/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 27th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 12 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows suffered their worst defeat of the season tonight, losing 12-0 to the Tigers. Like our recent wins, this loss was a team effort with lapses coming from all phases of the game. In an […]

8/16/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 16th, 2012  Tokyo Swallows 2  Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Lost 2      Last 5: LWWLL (Mazda Stadium) Roman came into tonight’s game looking to continue his streak of complete games. But despite a hot start to the game succumb to the Carp bats in the eighth, as the Carp came from behind to […]

8/03/12 – Chunichi (Home)

August 3rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Good Roman made an appearance for the Birds last night, Good Akagawa reemerged tonight. While not being quite as dominant as Roman, Akagawa did manage to give the bullpen an extra day of rest. The consecutive […]

7/27/12 – Chunichi (Away)

July 27th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9  Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLDLW (Nagoya Dome) After last night’s little league action in Tokyo, the Birds traveled south to battle (the ugliest looking excuse of a mascot this writer has seen) Dragons. Tonight it was the Birds turn to smack around the 2nd place Kansai paperboys […]

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, […]

5/10/12 – Chunichi (Away)

May 10th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows’ bats finally come alive in the eighth to snap the team’s losing streak. The lineup got a bit of a tweak after Kawbata’s hip injury, and his subsequent removal from the active roster earlier today left […]