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 […]

Apr 20th 2016, @ Hanshin

April 20th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Koshien Stadium) A quality start from Yamanaka, shutdown bullpen work, timely hitting; your 2016 Swallows are beginning to take shape and gain momentum. Yamanaka started for the first time this season and was excellent throughout his six innings of work, […]

Apr 13th 2016, vs. Yomiuri

April 13th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 8 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s fun and games, tonight it was back to more standard 2016 Swallows fare as they were abused by Yomiuri at home in a game as nauseating as the green alternate uniforms the team was […]

Apr 6th 2016, @ Hiroshima

April 6th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: WWLLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) The Swallows pitching woes continued in Hiroshima as they fell behind big early, but the bullpen dug in over the rest of the game, and while the bats would eventually get to Kris Johnson, it would […]

Mar 30th 2016, vs. Hanshin

March 30th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Well, it took five attempts, but the Swallows finally registered their first win of the 2016 campaign, dispatching the underling Tigers in a manner fitting of their reigning Champions status. And it took a true team […]

Mar 25th 2016, @ Yomiuri – REGULAR SEASON OPENER

March 25th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 1 (Tokyo Stain Dome) The defending CL champion Swallows got off to a spluttering start, as they fell to new manager Takahashi Yoshinobjob and his band of orange goons in the season opener across town. Ogawa got the opening day start for the birds […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 32 (March, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo return for the opening Tokyo Swallows Podcast of the reigning champions’ 2016 season, delivering their world famous Season Preview Extravaganzazazazaza. Listen in and you will hear: Off-season Swallows news roundup: 2015 Fan Day, new uniforms, final post-season awards, YOSHINORI UPDATE, Swallows new faces, Coco hopes and dreams, Valentine BFSN, who’s getting paid. […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 31 (November, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down for the final CL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING PODCAST of 2015 to wrap up the last of the Swallows baseball matters for the year, before entering hibernation for the off-season. Content Overview The Climax of the CL Climax Series which saw the Swallows climaxing all over Yomiuri. The rather one-sided Japan […]

Oct 27th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – vs Softbank (Game 3)

October 27th, 2015 Softbank Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Series: Tokyo 1-2 Softbank (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Testuto Yamada put on a show of historical proportions as he went deep not once, not twice, but three times consecutively, almost single-handedly hauling Tokyo back into the 2015 Japan Series at a rapturous Jingu. The Swallows offence was in all kinds […]

Oct 16th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 3)

October 16th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 2 Swallows Lead Series 3-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo blanked Yomiuri for the second straight game as the Swallows took a commanding series lead, leaving them just one victory away from a Japan Series date in Fukuoka. Tateyama started for the birds, and it was the good […]