Jul 28th 2015, vs Hiroshima

150728 Streak is over

July 28th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  11 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The law of averages was on display in fully effect as Tokyo’s seven game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Hiroshima at a packed Jingu. Tonight’s pitching match-up, Arakaki vs Kuroda, on paper […]

Jul 21st 2015, @ Yokohama

The Man. And a person in a suit.

July 21st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 17 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) [Tonight: 17 runs off 22 hits] + [Last night: 8 runs off 17 hits] = These post-AllStar break Swallows have come to play. Tokyo did the bulk of their run scoring in the first and last innings of […]

Jul 14th 2015, @ Chunichi

"Kutabare Yomiuri, Kutabare Yomiuri....."

July 14th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 9 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LWWLL (Nagoya Dome) Ogawa couldn’t get out of the 4th inning while all the bats could muster were some late consolation runs as the Swallows found themselves on the wrong end of a good old fashioned ass-whuppin’ in Nagoya. JOYFUL PITCHING […]

Jul 7th 2015, @ Yomiuri


July 7th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 5 Last 5: WWLLL  Streak: Lost 3 (Tokyo Stain Dome) What looked like a nice straightforward victory in the making turned into a painful narrow defeat after a 6th inning Ogawa meltdown. Tokyo got on top of opposing starter Takagi, who would labour throughout the evening, in […]

Jun 30th 2015, vs Hanshin

150630 Ohbiki Hero

June 30th, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ohbiki was the hero as he drove in three of the Swallows four runs, coming up clutch in a way previously unseen in his injury affected 2015. Hopefully this was a sign of some more good things […]

Jun 23rd 2015, @ Chunichi

150623 Ogawa

June 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Gifu Stadium) Ogawa registered his first win since waaaay back on May 1st, while a 7th inning surge was enough to push the Swallows past the Dragons in a rainy Gifu, snapping their losing streak at five in the […]

Jun 9th 2015, @ Orix


June 9th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 8 Orix Buffaloes 1 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Kyocera Dome) Another quality Furuno start and a flurry of home runs allowed the Swallows to make it three on the bounce as they cantered to victory on the road against the hapless Buffaloes. Things got cooking early for […]

Jun 2nd 2015, vs Tohoku


June 2nd, 2015 Tohoku Golden Eagles 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Furuno made it two impressive starts out of three for the season, while offensively the Swallows rode the Hatakexpress to victory over the Eagles. With Furuno making his third start of the year for Tokyo, the […]

May 26th 2015, vs Hokkaido

King Takada

May 26th, 2015 Hokkaido Fighters 12 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Today marks the 5th anniversary of the day that the right-honorable esteemed manager of high esteem, Shigeru Takada, stepped down from his job as captain of the good ship Swallows. But as tonight’s game proved, with […]

May 19th 2015, vs Yokohama


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 […]