Aug 25th 2015, vs Yomiuri

150825 Yamada Ishikawa

August 25th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A quality seven plus innings from Ishikawa and  home runs from Nakamura and Yamada were enough to brush aside Yomiuri on a night in which beer flowed freely at Jingu. Tonight was the last of the […]

Aug 18th 2015, @ Yokohama

Yamanaka couldn't quite make it 7 for 7

August 18th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak:  Last 5: LLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Back-to-back solo home runs off Akiyoshi in the 8th inning were enough to break a 1-1 tie and win the game for the BayStars, as the Swallows dropped the fourth game in their last five. Yamanaka was looking for his […]

Aug 11th 2015, @ Hiroshima

150811 Yamanaka

August 11th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WLLWW (Mazda Zooooooom Zooooooom Stadium Hiroshima) June 12th 2015: Hirofumi Yamanaka makes his first start for the Swallows on the road against Seibu, picks up his first career win. August 11th 2015: In his sixth start of the year, he […]

Aug 4th 2015, vs Yomiuri

FYG

August 4th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Fukushima Stadium) Though they tried gamely, Tokyo couldn’t quite find a solution to the walking cheeseball that is Miles Mikolas, as Tateyama was tagged with his first post-return loss. The last time the Swallows encountered Miles and his big […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 28 (July, 2015)

Tony and Miura take a selfie at the All Star game?

Dave and Kozo said some stuff in a very hot room in Tokyo about baseball. Specifically about reasons to be cheerful for Swallows fans as we enter the hot and sweaty summer months. Content Overview No.28, back-up catchers, and where the hell is Chris? The weird and wonderful state of the CL part 1. Hatake, […]

Jul 28th 2015, vs Hiroshima

150728 Streak is over

July 28th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  11 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The law of averages was on display in fully effect as Tokyo’s seven game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Hiroshima at a packed Jingu. Tonight’s pitching match-up, Arakaki vs Kuroda, on paper […]

Jul 21st 2015, @ Yokohama

The Man. And a person in a suit.

July 21st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 17 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) [Tonight: 17 runs off 22 hits] + [Last night: 8 runs off 17 hits] = These post-AllStar break Swallows have come to play. Tokyo did the bulk of their run scoring in the first and last innings of […]

Jul 14th 2015, @ Chunichi

"Kutabare Yomiuri, Kutabare Yomiuri....."

July 14th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 9 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LWWLL (Nagoya Dome) Ogawa couldn’t get out of the 4th inning while all the bats could muster were some late consolation runs as the Swallows found themselves on the wrong end of a good old fashioned ass-whuppin’ in Nagoya. JOYFUL PITCHING […]

Jul 7th 2015, @ Yomiuri

FYG

July 7th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 5 Last 5: WWLLL  Streak: Lost 3 (Tokyo Stain Dome) What looked like a nice straightforward victory in the making turned into a painful narrow defeat after a 6th inning Ogawa meltdown. Tokyo got on top of opposing starter Takagi, who would labour throughout the evening, in […]

Jun 30th 2015, vs Hanshin

150630 Ohbiki Hero

June 30th, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ohbiki was the hero as he drove in three of the Swallows four runs, coming up clutch in a way previously unseen in his injury affected 2015. Hopefully this was a sign of some more good things […]