Tokyo Swallows Podcast 31 (November, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down for the final CL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING PODCAST of 2015 to wrap up the last of the Swallows baseball matters for the year, before entering hibernation for the off-season. Content Overview The Climax of the CL Climax Series which saw the Swallows climaxing all over Yomiuri. The rather one-sided Japan […]

Oct 27th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – vs Softbank (Game 3)

October 27th, 2015 Softbank Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Series: Tokyo 1-2 Softbank (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Testuto Yamada put on a show of historical proportions as he went deep not once, not twice, but three times consecutively, almost single-handedly hauling Tokyo back into the 2015 Japan Series at a rapturous Jingu. The Swallows offence was in all kinds […]

Oct 16th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 3)

October 16th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 2 Swallows Lead Series 3-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo blanked Yomiuri for the second straight game as the Swallows took a commanding series lead, leaving them just one victory away from a Japan Series date in Fukuoka. Tateyama started for the birds, and it was the good […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 30 (October, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down to discuss the wonder of the Swallows Central League Championship, as well as casting an eye to the immediate future that is a Climax Series date with that stinky team from along the Sobu Line. Content Overview The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are […]

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 […]