Apr 15th 2014, vs Yomiuri

140415 Chunt

April 15th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Stadium) Your mean old Swallows played the role of the big bad baddie today, as they disappointed a stadium full of mostly Giants fans in Shizuoka by beating Yomiuri in Tokyo’s first *COUGH* “home away from home” *COUGH* […]

Apr 9th 2014, @ Chunichi

This picture has no bearing on tonight's game, it's just here to make me feel better

April 9th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 9  Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: WWLLL (Nagoya Dome) Your 2014 Swallows are leaking runs at an alarming rate. And these leaks are currently not being offset by any offence to speak of. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a recipe for neither winning or entertaining baseball. […]

Apr 8th 2014, @ Chunichi

This man must wait to squirt yogurt on Ogawa

April 8th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Nagoya Dome) Chris Narveson took the mound in Nagoya looking to add his name to the members list of what is increasingly looking like one of the most exclusive clubs in Japan: Effective Swallows Pitchers. Unfortunately, after six innings of […]

Apr 1st 2014, @ Hiroshima

140401 Akiyoshi

April 1st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 7  Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Rookie pitcher Ryu Akiyoshi fell behind early in his pro-debut, and the Swallows could neither stop the bleeding as the game progressed, nor come up with enough timely hitting of their own to recover as […]

Oct 4th 2013, vs Hanshin

Farewell Shinya

October 4th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Miyamoto said goodbye, Coco hit number 60, and the game itself was cold, wet, and ultimately disappointing. Thus this seemed a fitting way to see out the 2013 season at Jingu. The game itself played out in […]

Oct 1st 2013, vs Yomiuri


October 1st, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LTWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After yesterday’s game effectively put paid to Tokyo’s slim hopes of a 5th placed finish (and more than likely Balentien’s hopes of the triple crown too), tonight’s loss finally made fact what we have all feared for […]

Sep 24th 2013, vs Yomiuri


September 24th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak:  Last 5: LTWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo took advantage of a Giants team still groggy from the traditional post-pennant clinching celebration of Yomiuri brand coke and hookers, as they stomped their opponents into the ground at a merry Jingu Stadium. The win also put Tokyo […]

Sep 18th 2013, @ Yokohama

New Baystars Logo 2012

September 18th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Yokohama Stadium) Some feel-good Swallows based facts for you: They have won four straight. Their bullpen is looking more stable/competent than in quite a while. Coco is now on 58. Coco is also closing in on Tony Blanco for the […]

Sep 17th 2013, @ Yokohama


September 17th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 8 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) After the exciting distraction of Coco’s quest for 55 and beyond last week, this week sees the Swallows back in the realms of a harsher reality, in a CL basement battle with Yokohama. And in the end this […]

Sep 10th 2013, vs Hiroshima


September 10th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: DWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were soundly thumped, but COCO TOOK A STEP CLOSER TO IMMORTALITY WITH HOME RUN NUMBER 54 AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS BECAUSE, WELL, THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS. So, erm, there. A Matsuoka vs Maeda piching […]