Oct 2nd 2015, vs Hanshin – CHAMPIONS

October 2nd, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak:  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) 1978. 1992. 1993. 1995. 1997. 2001. Now you can add 2015 to that list of oh-so-special years as your Tokyo Yakult Swallows are Central League Champions for the 7th time in their illustrious history. Let me just write that […]

Oct 1st 2015, vs Hanshin [Game Cancelled]

October 1st, 2015 Hanshin Tigers Tokyo Swallows Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) As if waiting until today following Tuesday’s deflating defeat to Hiroshima didn’t stir the nerves of Swallows fans enough already, the weather conspired to delay things further as tonight’s game was postponed due to an excess of rain and […]

Sep 22nd 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 22nd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp 2  Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Masanori Ishikawa won his 5th game in a row, Tony Barnette equalled the Swallows single season save record of 37, while the offense did all their scoring against Carp starter Toda as Tokyo won their 70th game […]

Sep 15th 2015, vs Yokohama

September 15th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Last 5: WWLDW Streak: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yuhei Nakamura came though in the clutch with a huge 9th inning sayonara hit to edge the Swallows past the BayStars to maintain their paper-thin lead atop the CL. With just 16 games left in the season […]

Sep 9th 2015, vs Yokohama [Game Cancelled]

September 9th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars Tokyo Swallows  Last 5: WWWLW Streak: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another day, another rain-out. Having had two scheduled starts come to nothing, Ogawa will now make way tomorrow night for Ishikawa. The weather is due to clear up by game time Thursday, so expect them to try and get […]

Sep 8th 2015, vs Yokohama [Game Cancelled]

September 8th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars Tokyo Swallows  Last 5: WWWLW Streak: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A couple of approaching September typhoons meant that this one was cancelled mid-afternoon. Ogawa was due to get the start for your Swallows, and his start will now switch to the Wednesday night game instead. Unfortunately, with no end […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 29 (September, 2015)

David, Kozo, and the returning Lord Christopher of Pellegrini are back in the western Tokyo suburbs (complete with background train noises) to discuss the ongoing excitement that is the Tokyo Swallows 2015 season (recorded on the afternoon of the 5th of September).   Content Overview Chris offers his sincere apologies for his extended absence. The […]

Sep 1st 2015, @ Yomiuri [Game Cancelled]

September 1st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows  Yomiuri Giants  Last 5: WWLW  Streak: Won 1 (Toyama Alpen Stadium) Rain rain and more rain in Toyama meant that tonight’s game was finally cancelled some 55 minutes after the scheduled first pitch. Tomorrow the teams will move to another “Yomiuri home on the road” location in Kanazawa, and hope […]

Aug 25th 2015, vs Yomiuri

August 25th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A quality seven plus innings from Ishikawa and  home runs from Nakamura and Yamada were enough to brush aside Yomiuri on a night in which beer flowed freely at Jingu. Tonight was the last of the […]

Aug 18th 2015, @ Yokohama

August 18th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak:  Last 5: LLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Back-to-back solo home runs off Akiyoshi in the 8th inning were enough to break a 1-1 tie and win the game for the BayStars, as the Swallows dropped the fourth game in their last five. Yamanaka was looking for his […]