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

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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 […]

Sept 30th 2014, @ Hiroshima

6th Placed Baseball

September 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Though this has been clear to mostly everyone for months now, since my last game report it has become official: The Swallows are finishing in dead last for the second straight joyous year. Which means […]

Sept 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

Hiroshima Carp logo clean

September 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Carp brushed aside the Swallows on a sunny holiday Tuesday afternoon at Jingu, confirming their season series win against the cellar dwelling Tokyo outfit. I’m sure they are drenching each other in champagne as I write this, […]

Sept 17th 2014, vs Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

September 17th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WDLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the third time in September as they lost their latest game in the march toward 6th placed glory. Rookie Sugiura made his second career start, and fared slightly worse than on […]

Sept 16th 2014, vs Hanshin

Yamada celebrates in the 1st

September 16th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak:  Last 5: LWDLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo displayed a healthy dose of tenacity as they flipped the scoreline from the previous night’s game, winning a back and forth affair against Hanshin. The Swallows wasted no time in taking the lead in this one, with Yamada […]

Sept 10th 2014, @ Yokohama

Sugiura returns to the bench after the 6th inning

September 10th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Rookie Toshihiro Sugiura impressed on his pro-debut, but alas it was all in vain as the Swallows were embarrassingly blanked by a BayStars starter for the second straight game. This time it was the turn of  Shun Yamaguchi to […]