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 […]

May 18th 2016, @ Hiroshima

May 18th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 11 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Zoooooom Zooooooom Stadium) After a horrific weekend series at the Tokyo Stain Dome was followed up by a familiar drubbing at the hands of the Carp last night, Swallows fans (or this one at least) were feeling rather punch-drunk […]

May 11th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

May 11th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Jingu Stadium) As regular readers of this site will be well aware, games against Hiroshima this year have been pretty much all horrible if you happen to be a Swallows fan. Tokyo’s thing has been to adopt the role of […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 33 (May, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down together once more to discuss the first six weeks of the 2016 Swallows season. Up for discussion this episode: A word to describe the Swallows thus far. The state of the bunched-up CL as things stand. The state of the Swallows: Yamada’s continued superhero status, Coco’s return to everyday […]

May 4th 2016, @ Yokohama

May 4th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama Baystars 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Tokyo were frustrated by the BayStars of Yokohama as their five game win streak came to a halt. Arakaki started for the birds, and actually pitched a little better than in his season debut last week (6 IP […]

Apr 27th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

April 27th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Jingu Stadium) In last Wednesday’s game report I wrote that your 2016 Swallows seemed to be taking shape and gaining momentum. In the five games since then they have gone 1-4 and been outscored 19-40. Sincere apologies to all concerned. Yamanaka […]