June 14th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 14th, 2017 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) 2017 INTERLEAGUE JOY COUNT: W2-L11-D1 LAST 3: WLW JOY? INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS Yoshinori pitched seven plucky innings of bend-not-break ball, for a final line of 7 IP | 113 NP | 3 H | 6 K | 6 BB | […]

June 7th 2017, @ Fukuoka

June 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Fukuoka Hawks 4 Streak: All the Ls     Last 8: LLLLLDLL (Pointless Auction Non-Opening Dome) 2017 INTERLEAGUE JOY COUNT: W0-L7-D1 INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS The Hawks runs all came via Yanagita long balls: a 3R jobbie off Ishikawa in the 3rd, and a solo shot off Naruse in the […]

May 31st 2017, @ Orix

May 31st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Orix Buffaloes 2 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Kyocera Dome) INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS: Ishikawa pitched six innings of solid four-hit ball. He got a wafer-thin backing of run support to the tune of one run, via a 5th inning Ueda triple and RBI sac fly from Nakamura. […]

May 24th 2017, @ Hiroshima

May 24th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: WWLLL Last 5: Lost 3 (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The Swallows were soundly beaten on a rainy evening in Hiroshima, dropping their third straight game. Ishikawa started and wasn’t at his best, but hung around despite letting a fair few Carp on base over his […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 39 (May, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo re-unite for a bit of a downer-cast as they cast a bleak eye over the bizarro first month and change of the new season. NOTE: This podcast was recorded way back on May 6, 2017, but life and stuff got in the way of posting it until now. Since then a […]

May 17th 2017, @ Yomiuri

May 17th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: WLWLW (The Stain Dome) Yoshinori pitched an absolute gem as he got his first win against Yomiuri in some six years, with Tokyo’s bats running wild at the stain dome. The Swallows pounced on their opposition’s pitching from the […]

May 10th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 10th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows bats put runs up on the board, but alas the arms couldn’t keep Carp runs at bay as Seiya Suzuki ran amok. Yamanaka had his shortest outing of the season so far giving up five […]

May 3rd 2017, vs. Hanshin

May 3rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows mini winning streak came to an end at the hands of Hanshin. Yamanaka did his part with another decent shift, the offence did put up some runs on the board with […]

Apr 26th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 8 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows showed some encouraging tenacity with the bat as they repeatedly clawed their way back in this one, ultimately prevailing in eleven innings. Also: Thank fuck for Iwase. David Buchanan came into this game boasting an […]

Apr 19th 2017, @ Yomiuri

April 19th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Kagoshima) The Swallows were kept off the board for the second straight night in Kyushu. This game gave me a headache. Isn’t this fun?* David Buchanan started for Tokyo, and had another extremely effective outing, giving up just the […]