May 19th 2015, vs Yokohama

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May 19th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) All the scoring for this one was done by the end of the 2nd inning. In the top of the first, with Furuno on the mound making his first start of 2015, things looked bleak as a […]

May 15th 2015, @ Yomiuri

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May 15th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 2 Last 8: LLLLLLLL  Streak: Lost 8 (Tokyo Dome) All you need to know: Ogawa tossed a decent seven innings (5H / 2 K / 0 BB), the only runs allowed coming courtesy of a 7th inning Sakamoto two run homer. The bats offered him no run support, and […]

May 12th 2015, vs Hanshin [Cancelled]

Typhoon 6

May 12th, 2015 Hanshin Tigers Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Lost 5   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Incoming typhoon + open air stadium = games cancelled. The teams will be back tomorrow evening, with Arakaki tasked with ending the Swallows losing streak.

Apr 24th 2015, vs Yomiuri

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April 24th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows moved clear at the top of the Central League table as they once more clawed their way back from a losing position, this time winning in sayonara style in extras. The big news going into this […]

Apr 21st 2015, @ Chunichi

Haunted Doala

April 21st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows win streak came to an end at the hands of Chunichi starter Ohno, who dominated the Tokyo bats for the second time in 2015. Tonight’s game saw a rematch for Naruse and Ohno, with the Dragons […]

Apr 14th 2015, vs Hiroshima

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April 14th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Botchan Stadium, Matsuyama) The Swallows made their annual trip to Ehime Prefecture, made the ill advised decision to start this one in heavy rain, and after players were sliding everywhere in the infield, to the surprise of no one it was called […]

Apr 7th 2015, vs Chunichi

Haunted Doala

April 7th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The irradiated cockroach that just won’t die AKA the Chunichi Dragons won it’s seventh on the bounce as the Swallows were shut out over the distance (by an opposing starter) for the second time in 2015. Naruse […]

Mar 31st 2015, vs Hanshin

Yuhei, Naruse, and Hatake celebrate

March 31st, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1 Last 4: WLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) New boy Naruse overcame a rocky first inning as a Swallow, and with help from his new team’s dependable bats, notched up his first win in a Tokyo uniform. Tonight’s lineup featured the oddity of Hiruyasu Tanaka […]

Mar 27th 2015, @ Hiroshima

Lastings inflicts the key damage

March 27th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Won 1 (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) It took a while, but a late late 11th inning Lastings Milledge two-run triple brought home the first win of the Manaka era on the first attempt. And thus as one era begins, so another ends: SAYONARA SIXTH PLACE […]

Oct 7th 2014, vs Yokohama

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October 7th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The 2014 Swallows glorious second straight season of 6th place baseball came to a close in a fitting fashion at Jingu with a loss to their new DeNA overlords Yokohama. But that mattered not as the Tokyo […]