Tokyo Swallows Podcast 37 (October, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the final time this year to discuss the last month of the 2016 season and it’s aftermath. Waffled about topics this month include: The end of meaningful baseball. #37 and the world of back-up catchers. The Swallows’ dreary September. The starting pitching regression and subsequent drop to 5th. Clinching beverage […]

Sept 28th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 28th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLLLW The Swallows played out their final home game of the season with a win against the playoff-bound BayStars, and also bid farewell to the one and only Ryosuke Morioka. Ishikawa took the mound for Tokyo with a chance […]

Sept 17th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 17th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows came from behind to win their final game against Yomiuri this season, signing-out with their first win at the across-town “ballpark” in 2016. Sugiura has been generally terrible against Yomiuri this season and that pattern […]

Sept 14th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 14th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: W1      Last 5: LWLLW A classic Ishikawa-at-home performance helped keep the Swallows in the race for third, albeit by their fingernails, as they moved 3.5 games behind Yokohama with 8 games to play. The red-hot Balentien gave the Swallows the lead in the […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 36 (September, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo once again assemble like Voltron for their (relatively happy) monthly chat about all things Swallows. Up for discussion this month: Swallows “special” #36 The current state of Swallowsland and the CL as a whole (NOTE: I mentioned the Carp would clinch either in Nagoya, or at Tokyo Dome. I was incorrect, […]

Sept 7th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama Baystars 7 Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s remarkable winning streak came to an end and with it in all likelihood went Tokyo’s post-season hopes, as they now sit 4 games behind the 3rd place BayStars with 14 games to play. Tokyo […]

Aug 31st 2016, @ Yomiuri

August 31st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Toyama) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s quite remarkable month of August came to an end as he registered his fourth win on the bounce, the last three of which all being of the complete game variety, with tonight’s being the proverbial cherry on […]

Aug 10th 2016, @ Chunichi

August 10th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Ogawa registered his first win since June 24th as the Kawabata-Yamada-Hatakeyama-Yuhei-less Swallows put up just enough runs on the board to eke out a win in Nagoya. A run off two hits in the 1st put Ogawa […]

Aug 3rd 2016, vs. Hiroshima

August 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1    Last 9: WLLLLLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ladies and Gentlemen, are you ready for this? Ahem. The Swallows won a game of baseball this evening. I know right? Coming into tonight’s game, Tokyo were mired in a season’s worst 7 game losing streak. And […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 35 (August, 2016)

Summer has brought the heat and sweat to Tokyo and David, Chris, and Kozo get together once more to lament the continued dumpster fire that is the Swallows’ 2016 season. On the docket this month: The less than glamorous number 35. The 3 tiers of CL separation. The perpetual problem of (shitty) starting pitching, featuring […]