Jul 30th 2014, @ Hanshin

The many faces of post-benching Ishiyama

July 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Koshien Stadium) As has become the tradition of late, the Swallows couldn’t follow up the previous evening’s win with another, and indeed haven’t managed back-to-back wins since back on July 5th/8th. Oh, and they are now 5-15 in the […]

Jul 29th 2014, @ Hanshin

Yagi: good lad

July 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Koshien Stadium) After getting roundly humiliated at home this past weekend, the Swallows looked to re-establish a modicum of pride as they visited Koshien to play Hanshin. And thankfully they managed to do just that, as Yagi pitched a […]

Jul 21st 2014, vs Hiroshima

He's back

July 21st, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows celebrated the wonder of the Marine Day national holiday with a win at home against the third placed Carp, a win that also registered as Yasuhiro Ogawa’s first since way back on April 11th. Yes people, you […]

Jul 16th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Giants Love

July 16th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Tokyo Dome) Tonight saw Kiya called in to make an emergency start as the originally slated starter Narveson was scratched due to neck pain, while Tokyo’s offence couldn’t get anything going until it was too late. Kiya was by […]

Jul 15th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Ishiyama. Deserved better.

July 15th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLLWL (Tokyo Dome) The coaching staff needlessly attempted to ride a superb Ishiyama start an inning too far, and as a result, a comfortable victory was converted to the shit sandwich of a sayonara extra-innings loss. Ishiyama pitched a sublime […]

Jul 8th 2014, vs Chunichi


July 8th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A 7th inning timely two-run Hiyane double combined with a watertight four innings from the bullpen helped Tokyo on it’s way to an impressive comeback victory against Chunichi. Tokyo were up against a man who has had […]

Jul 2nd 2014, @ Hanshin

.....and the punishment.

July 2nd, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Koshien Stadium) Tokyo solved their pitching woes for an evening, but the bats could not come up with hits when it mattered as Hanshin stole one in Koshien. Ishiyama was summoned from the bullpen to help out in the rotation, […]

Jul 1st 2014, @ Hanshin

Masanori watches Umeno round the bases in the 1st

July 1st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hanshin Tigers 12 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Kurashiki Muscat Stadium) Two games back into CL festivities and the Swallows have given up twenty-one runs. Ogawa, Ogawa, wherefore art thou Ogawa? Ishikawa got the start for Tokyo, but alas it was bad, no, make that terrible, Ishikawa that appeared on […]

Jun 20th 2014, vs Fukuoka

Furuno departs in the 3rd, after failing to get a solitary out in the inning

June 20th, 2014 Fukuoka Hawks 9 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Do not let the final score of this one fool you. The Swallows fell behind big early, and spent the rest of the game playing catch up. And while they got pretty close in the end, […]

Jun 17th 2014, vs Fukuoka [Cancelled]


June 17th, 2014 Fukuoka Hawks  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium) Tonight’s game has in Kagoshima has been cancelled due to rain. This however could be seen as good news for Tokyo fans, as the make-up game will be this Friday at Jingu (no longer Kagoshima), which puts a […]