Aug 19th 2016, vs Hiroshima

August 19th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Stadium) It was a lovely, error-filled night in Hiroshima. Tokyo built a quick lead in the first thanks in no small part to two Hiroshima fielding miscues. The first error allowed Hiyane on with one out, and Balentien […]

Aug 17th 2016, vs Yokohama

August 17th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Here’s a treat, sports fans. Ogawa went the distance tonight! I know the lineup looks a bit feeble, but take heart. We haven’t lost a player to injury in about a week. Oh wait… Ugumori’s […]

Aug 13th 2016, vs Yomiuri

August 13th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The last time your Birds won four in a row was way back during Golden Week. They won the final game of a series against Hiroshima and then swept Gomiuri at home on May 1st. Two days […]

Aug 12th 2016, vs Yomiuri

August 12th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Davies took the mound for your Birds tonight hoping to hold down a win, the first since June 25th. Including tonight, Davies has faced Gomiuri in three of his last four starts. Davies loaded the bases in […]

Aug 6th 2016, vs Hanshin

Aug 6th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After losing seven in a row to their fellow cellar dwellers, your Birds finally figured out the winning combination. And a big part of it was getting another high-quality start from Tokyo’s most […]

Jul 30th 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 30th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 9 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: LLLLL (Tokyo Stain Dome) Nothing to see here. Please move along. That’s now five straight losses. For the second game in a row, your Birds managed only four hits. Tokyo managed to get two runners on base in the fourth and […]

Jul 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

July 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Nagoya Dome) Your birds won the game and the series after a wild top of the 10th in Nagoya. And they’ll climb into fourth place in the Central League if they can complete the sweep tomorrow afternoon at […]

Jul 9th 2016, vs Chunichi

July 9th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After multiple injuries caused a 1,771 day vacation, Mr. Sato found his way back to Jingu Stadium. That’s right Yoshinori started his first top flight game since September 3rd, 2011, and while he made it through five […]

Jul 2nd 2016, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

July 2nd, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WLLWW (Akita) Your Swallows started the evening in 6th place but somehow only three games behind the second place Giants. Despite a whole bunch of base runners, this game stayed scoreless until the bottom of the sixth. Kawabata drew a full count […]

June 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

June 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo resumed Central League hostilities last night firmly in sixth place. Ogawa came up with a deserved win, and Tokyo came away with a comfortable 5-1 victory. With yet another miserable Interleague campaign firmly in the […]