Archives for April 2016

Apr 30th 2016, vs Yomiuri

April 30th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won the first inning again, but that wasn’t enough this time around. With two outs and runners on first and second, Chono opened the scoring with a broken bat single which pushed Kataoka home from second. […]

Apr 29th 2016, vs. Yomiuri

April 29th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Masanori Ishikawa had some serious amends to make after his showing in Nagoya last week. He atoned with his most satisfying start of the 2106 campaign so far: 8 2/3 innings, 109 pitches, 5 hits, one run. […]

Apr 28th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

April 28th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Arakaki made his first start of 2016 while rookie Okada came into the game looking to notch his first pro win. While Arakaki didn’t have the hottest start he was able to hang on to give the Swallows […]

Apr 27th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

April 27th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Jingu Stadium) In last Wednesday’s game report I wrote that your 2016 Swallows seemed to be taking shape and gaining momentum. In the five games since then they have gone 1-4 and been outscored 19-40. Sincere apologies to all concerned. Yamanaka […]

Apr 26th 2016, vs Hiroshima

April 26th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 11 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Jingu Stadium) Hiroshima had plenty to be proud of on a beautiful Tuesday night at Jingu Stadium. The offense exploded for 11 runs, Johnson had a steady game, and Arai hit an important milestone in his career. 39 year old […]

Apr 24th 2016, @ Chunichi

April 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Juri Hara came into the day looking to get his first career win. He managed to pitch arguably his best game of his young pro career, but it was undone by Josh Lueke’s first wobble of the season. […]

Apr 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

April 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Nagoya Dome) Everything is still very tight in the Central League standings, and your birds managed to keep themselves firmly in the mix with a come-from-behind win in hostile territory. We’ve come to expect our Saturday starter to give up […]

Apr 22nd 2016, @ Chunichi

April 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 11 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows took their first trip of 2016 to the bland confines of the Nagoya Dome. A bit of Tokyo pride rested on this match-up. (How on Earth are the Dragons in second? What happened to the nascent […]

Apr 21st 2016, @ Hanshin [Game Cancelled]

Apr 21st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Hanshin Tigers Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Kurashiki Muscat Stadium)  The rubber match of the Swallows-Tigers series was called due to rain two hours before the scheduled first pitch. The team’s mini-trip into Okayama will be for naught as the game will be made up at Koshien later in […]

Apr 20th 2016, @ Hanshin

April 20th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Koshien Stadium) A quality start from Yamanaka, shutdown bullpen work, timely hitting; your 2016 Swallows are beginning to take shape and gain momentum. Yamanaka started for the first time this season and was excellent throughout his six innings of work, […]