Aug 27th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Swallows Train

August 27th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Can someone craft a magical fast forward button and get us to the end of the season? I feel like I’m watching variations of the same shitty game of baseball on an endless loop. And […]

Aug 26th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Hopefully the first of many for Yachi

August 26th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After being inserted into the rotation to cover for the injured Muranaka, a horrific start for Kiya (who lasted less than an inning) put the Swallows in an early hole that their bats simply couldn’t […]

Aug 20th 2014, vs Yomiuri

Narveson deals

August 20th, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: WLLLW  Last 5: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A superb eight innings from Chris Narveson, the first seven of which were hitless, helped to right the Swallows ship as they snapped their losing streak at three. While Narveson was putting up zeroes in the top […]

Aug 19th 2014, vs Yomiuri

The calm after the storm

August 19th, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: LWLLL  Last 5: Lost 3 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a pretty pleasurable game of baseball until the 9th inning, after which it turned into Tokyo’s patented brand of SWALLOWS TERROR THEATRE as they lost their 60th of 2014. All the offence in the first […]

Aug 13th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Aizawa does the big damage in the 2nd

August 13th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Chris Narveson just didn’t have it, and the Carp weren’t quite so generous with the errors this evening as the Swallows went down relatively tamely in Hiroshima. Narveson struggled from the off, allowing back-to-back singles […]

Aug 12th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Ishiyama's in no way unnatural post-game victory pose

August 12th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) At the 7th attempt, Ishiyama finally got his first win as a starter as Tokyo won an eventful game in Hiroshima. It looked like Ishiyama’s quest for that elusive win would have to wait another […]

Aug 6th 2014, vs Hanshin

Ueda puts Tokyo ahead in the 6th as Iwata looks on

August 6th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While they nearly let this one slip away late, Tokyo held on to put last night’s monstrosity behind them and restore order to the universe with a well earned victory against Hanshin. The Swallows took the lead […]

Aug 5th 2014, vs Hanshin

Yes, this actually happened

August 5th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 20 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Hold on, I think this game is broken. Did someone enter a cheat code? *hits control-alt-delete* Shit, nothing is happening, it’s not responding…… *pop-up windows filled with grotesque animal porn continue to fill the screen* SOMEONE […]

Jul 30th 2014, @ Hanshin

The many faces of post-benching Ishiyama

July 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Koshien Stadium) As has become the tradition of late, the Swallows couldn’t follow up the previous evening’s win with another, and indeed haven’t managed back-to-back wins since back on July 5th/8th. Oh, and they are now 5-15 in the […]

Jul 29th 2014, @ Hanshin

Yagi: good lad

July 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Koshien Stadium) After getting roundly humiliated at home this past weekend, the Swallows looked to re-establish a modicum of pride as they visited Koshien to play Hanshin. And thankfully they managed to do just that, as Yagi pitched a […]