Jul 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 20th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows had a slender lead early, but let things slip before being eventually undone by a disastrous eighth inning, losing the rubber game of the series thanks in no small part to the red-hot Tsusugo’s second […]

July 13th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 13th 2016 Kosuke Fukudome 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama made his second start of his comecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomeback and pitched five innings of pretty fortunate bend but somehow not break two run baseball. His final line: 5 IP | 91 NP | 10 H | 3 K […]

Jul 6th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 6th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yokohama Baystars 8 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WWWLL (Yokohama Stadium) A solid 5.1 inning performance from Shohei Tateyama on his return was ultimately wasted in a disastrous 8th inning, which saw a Yamada error followed-up by a Josh Lueke meltdown swing the game in the BayStars favour […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 34 (July, 2016)

The TS Podcast team got together once more to discuss the world of the Swallows up to the end of the Inter League schedule. We neglected to mention the promising signs of the team’s first week of the resumption of CL hostilities, but that would have only cursed the team going forward. On the agenda […]

Jun 29th 2016, @ Hiroshima

June 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooooooom Stadium) The red-hot Hiroshima train kept on rolling as they brushed aside the Swallows to win their 11th straight game, the first time in some 32 years the Carp have managed such a feat. In addition to […]

Jun 15th 2016, vs. Fukuoka

June 15th, 2016 Fukuoka Hawks 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows will have to wait at least another evening for their first interleague series win, as they lost one in which their Nippon Ichi opposition were always one step ahead. Furuno started this one, and went […]

Jun 8th 2016, @ Tohoku

June 8th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 10 Tohoku Golden Eagles 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Miyagi Stadium) The Swallows managed to snap their losing streak at six games using the novel concept of restricting the amount of runs the opposition are allowed to score. In fact the last time the Tokyo pitching corps restricted […]

Jun 1st 2016, @ Hokkaido

June 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Sapporo Dome) Ishikawa lasted just three innings on his return to the rotation, and while the bullpen managed to eat up innings in relief of Masanori, the bats couldn’t cash in enough of a steady stream of Tokyo base runners […]

May 25th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 25th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After just over 4 hours of “baseball”, an Imanami sayonara sacrifice fly was enough to crown the Swallows as the slightly less shitty of the two shitty teams battling it out at Jingu Stadium this evening. On […]

May 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 20th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Last 5: LLWLW  Streak: Won 1  (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A two homer three RBI night for Tetsuto Yamada and a second straight decent outing for Yoshihisa Naruse helped the Swallows come from behind to avoid a stint in the CL basement as they won the first […]