Oct 7th 2014, vs Yokohama

141007 Ogawa

October 7th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The 2014 Swallows glorious second straight season of 6th place baseball came to a close in a fitting fashion at Jingu with a loss to their new DeNA overlords Yokohama. But that mattered not as the Tokyo […]

Sept 30th 2014, @ Hiroshima

6th Placed Baseball

September 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Though this has been clear to mostly everyone for months now, since my last game report it has become official: The Swallows are finishing in dead last for the second straight joyous year. Which means […]

Sept 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

Hiroshima Carp logo clean

September 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Carp brushed aside the Swallows on a sunny holiday Tuesday afternoon at Jingu, confirming their season series win against the cellar dwelling Tokyo outfit. I’m sure they are drenching each other in champagne as I write this, […]

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 […]