Archives for May 2016

Swallows sign OF Jae-Hoon Ha

The Swallows held a press conference today to formally announce the signing of 25 year-old Korean outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha. The team assigned Ha number 00, last worn by Keizo Kawashima, and it appears the team will refer to him by his given name Jae-Hoon. Ha was signed from the independent Shikoku Island League plus’ Tokushima […]

May 29th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Christopher called yesterday’s game a see-saw. The analogy holds for a series as a whole. Hara had another shaky Sunday, but it was Kyuko was most badly beaten, even though the scorecard will show Matsuoka bleeding the […]

May 28th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 28th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Nagoya Dome) The good guys prevailed after a long-winded seesaw battle down in Nagoya. Every Swallows starter not named Balentien or Yamanaka reached base safely at least once in this afternoon’s contest. Everything clicked by pretty smoothly during the first five […]

May 27th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 27th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows began their series in Nagoya with an even record against the Dragons: 3-3, with each team being 2-1 at home and a cumulative run total of 29-26 in favor of Tokyo. Naruse faced Chunichi for […]

May 26th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 26th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tonight’s game was like a Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of a comic book. There was pre-game hype (ace vs. ace, series decider), the game featured lots of action, and there was a dramatic ending that was satisfying for […]

May 25th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 25th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After just over 4 hours of “baseball”, an Imanami sayonara sacrifice fly was enough to crown the Swallows as the slightly less shitty of the two shitty teams battling it out at Jingu Stadium this evening. On […]

May 24th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 24th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) It was as if neither team wanted to win this game… The Swallows starter in this game was Yagi, making his first start of the season with the big club. Known for his wildness on the mound, […]

May 22nd 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 22nd, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 11 Tokyo Swallows 3 Last 5: WLWLL Streak: Lost 2 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) sixth place baseball™ is back Ladies and gentlemen, our beloved Tokyo Swallows have again reached the lowest of lows of the baseball season: sixth place baseball™. All of our rivals, the Gomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Ba-carp, Chunichi, Hanshin, […]

May 21st 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 21st, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Last 5: LWLWL  Streak: Lost 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamanaka ended up the loser in a pitching duel against BayStars rookie Imanaga as the Swallows bullpen faltered. Both pitchers were strong through the first three innings. With a Yamada double being the only baserunner conceded the […]

May 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 20th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Last 5: LLWLW  Streak: Won 1  (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A two homer three RBI night for Tetsuto Yamada and a second straight decent outing for Yoshihisa Naruse helped the Swallows come from behind to avoid a stint in the CL basement as they won the first […]