Tokyo Swallows Podcast 35 (August, 2016)

Summer has brought the heat and sweat to Tokyo and David, Chris, and Kozo get together once more to lament the continued dumpster fire that is the Swallows’ 2016 season. On the docket this month: The less than glamorous number 35. The 3 tiers of CL separation. The perpetual problem of (shitty) starting pitching, featuring […]

Jul 29th 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows upped the speed on their 6th place baseball joy train, losing their fourth straight game on the bounce. That sweep in Nagoya now seems such a distant memory… Davies started for Tokyo and wasn’t all […]

Jul 27th 2016, @ Hanshin

July 27th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 9 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWWLL (Koshien Stadium) A quick round-up of what you need to know about tonight’s game: Cast your gaze upwards to the box score. Look at the bottom of the 4th inning. That was off 10 hits. That was the game. Glad […]

Jul 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 20th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows had a slender lead early, but let things slip before being eventually undone by a disastrous eighth inning, losing the rubber game of the series thanks in no small part to the red-hot Tsusugo’s second […]

July 13th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 13th 2016 Kosuke Fukudome 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama made his second start of his comecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomeback and pitched five innings of pretty fortunate bend but somehow not break two run baseball. His final line: 5 IP | 91 NP | 10 H | 3 K […]

Jul 6th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 6th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yokohama Baystars 8 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WWWLL (Yokohama Stadium) A solid 5.1 inning performance from Shohei Tateyama on his return was ultimately wasted in a disastrous 8th inning, which saw a Yamada error followed-up by a Josh Lueke meltdown swing the game in the BayStars favour […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 34 (July, 2016)

The TS Podcast team got together once more to discuss the world of the Swallows up to the end of the Inter League schedule. We neglected to mention the promising signs of the team’s first week of the resumption of CL hostilities, but that would have only cursed the team going forward. On the agenda […]

Jun 29th 2016, @ Hiroshima

June 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooooooom Stadium) The red-hot Hiroshima train kept on rolling as they brushed aside the Swallows to win their 11th straight game, the first time in some 32 years the Carp have managed such a feat. In addition to […]

Jun 15th 2016, vs. Fukuoka

June 15th, 2016 Fukuoka Hawks 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows will have to wait at least another evening for their first interleague series win, as they lost one in which their Nippon Ichi opposition were always one step ahead. Furuno started this one, and went […]

Jun 8th 2016, @ Tohoku

June 8th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 10 Tohoku Golden Eagles 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Miyagi Stadium) The Swallows managed to snap their losing streak at six games using the novel concept of restricting the amount of runs the opposition are allowed to score. In fact the last time the Tokyo pitching corps restricted […]