6/11/12 – Saitama (Home)

June 11th, 2012 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LWWLL (Jingu Stadium) Can someone please find the emergency stop button? Because I WANT TO GET OFF THIS SODDING INTER-LEAGUE TRAIN. Seriously. I believe it’s red and is sometimes behind glass. If you see it, do our collective mental health a […]

5/26/12 – Saitama (Away)

May 26th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 8 Streak: Lost 7   Last 7: LLLLLLL (Seibu Dome) Take a look at the above box score. Now be thankful you didn’t have to sit through it (and if you did, I feel your pain). Ishikawa: Lasted six innings giving up three runs on six hits […]

5/25/12 – Saitama (Away)

May 25th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 Streak: Lost 6   Last 5: LLLLL (Seibu Dome) The  hits just keep on coming. Unfortunately, they are all against the Swallows. There are so many frustrating things about this game but the worst thing is that I felt wierd watching this game. Almost like […]

2012 Interleague Preview: Part 2

In this edition of the Interleague Preview I will take a quick look at our next 2 opponents in Interleague play. Saitama Seibu Lions: Having just written up our team’s fifth loss in a row in Interleague play, I’m not sure it it’s wise to take any PL team lightly. So it’s probably a good […]

Around the Central League: January 11, 2012

Chunichi Dragons Free agent LHP Wei-ying Chen signed with Baltimore. It’s a three-year deal that consequently puts a serious dent in Chunichi’s ability to keep opposing teams off the board. Cheers to that! Yomiuri Giants Sounds like the Giants may be about to sign utility INF/OF John Bowker who was recently released by the Phillies. […]

Around the Central League: January 7, 2011

Chunichi Dragons Mr. Takagi, the Dragons’ energetic and cuddly new manager, wants fans to touch his butt if they win the Central League Pennant in 2012. Yomiuri Giants In preparation for the upcoming season, Utsumi and several of his teammates went shopping in Guam. According to this report compiled by Yakyu Baka, Yomiuri will likely […]

6/15/11 – Saitama (Home)

June 15th, 2011 Saitama Seibu Lions  8 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: DLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamamoto did his thing – nullifying Ks with RBIs and BBs, while the offense did a little reprise of their earlier Interleague performance by leaving their bats on the rack. Tokyo: 1. Aoki (CF) […]

6/14/11 – Saitama (Home)

June 14th, 2011 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LDLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After three innings of this one Tokyo looked dead and buried, but the continued resurgence of their bullpen again kept them in the game while their bats pulled off a remarkable come from behind […]

5/28/11 – Saitama (Away)

May 28th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LDLWL (Seibu Dome) After the brief respite that was the win against Orix on Thursday, normal Swallows Inter-League service was resumed as they lost to the Lions at the Seibu Dome. Us: Ishikawa (P) Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (LF) […]

Chikara Onodera Acquired from Saitama Seibu

It’s being reported that Tokyo are set to purchase Chikara Onodera, a right-handed reliever, from the Saitama Seibu Lions. Onodera is 30 years old and hails from Saitama Prefecture and is in his ninth year of professional baseball. He’s listed 95 kg and 188 cm tall, and he had what was arguably his best year […]