Sept 17th 2014, vs Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

September 17th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WDLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the third time in September as they lost their latest game in the march toward 6th placed glory. Rookie Sugiura made his second career start, and fared slightly worse than on […]

Sept 16th 2014, vs Hanshin

Yamada celebrates in the 1st

September 16th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak:  Last 5: LWDLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo displayed a healthy dose of tenacity as they flipped the scoreline from the previous night’s game, winning a back and forth affair against Hanshin. The Swallows wasted no time in taking the lead in this one, with Yamada […]

Sept 10th 2014, @ Yokohama

Sugiura returns to the bench after the 6th inning

September 10th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Rookie Toshihiro Sugiura impressed on his pro-debut, but alas it was all in vain as the Swallows were embarrassingly blanked by a BayStars starter for the second straight game. This time it was the turn of  Shun Yamaguchi to […]

Sept 9th 2014, @ Yokohama

Kajitani makes it 1-0 in the 1st

September 9th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) It took Yokohama starter Kubo just two hours and twenty minutes to shut out the Swallows on a miserly four hits, which was good enough to register Tokyo’s 14th loss against the BayStars in 2014. Chris Narveson actually […]

Sep 2nd 2014, vs Chunichi

Haunted Doala

September 2nd, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Dragons came to Jingu on the back of six straight losses, but the Swallows failed to make it seven as they stumbled in their noble quest for glory (AKA CL 5th place). Tokyo scored what would […]

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 […]