May 23rd 2017, @ Hiroshima

May 23rd, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: WWWLL   Last 5: Lost 2 (Mazda Zoom Zoom Zoom. Zoom Zoom-Zoom-Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Swallows were edged out in this small-ball scrum.

May 16th 2017, @ Yomiuri

May 16th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LWLWL (The Place Where Joy Goes to Die) What’s there to say? Trips to the big, lopsided, dusty egg are rarely fun for any reason.

May 9th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 9th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows took two out of three the last time they hosted the Carp. This lengthy walk-off win helped the languishing Birds keep the upper hand on the Fish, for whatever that’s worth. The Scoring: Top of […]

May 2nd 2017, vs. Hanshin

May 2nd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows strung together their third consecutive win by outhitting the Tigers two to one as they hosted the boors from Nishinomiya for the first time this season. The Scoring: Top of the first. Things […]

Apr 25th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 25th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Toyohashi) The Scoring: Bottom of the second. Viciedo singled, Fujii walked, and Guerrero hit a three-run homer to left. 3-0 Chunichi. Bottom of the sixth, two outs. Matsui homered to right. 4-0 Chunichi. Top of the eighth, two outs. Sakaguchi singled […]

Apr 18th 2017, @ Yomiuri

April 18th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Kumamoto) The Swallows made the trip to Kumamoto to get their first shot at the Giants of the season. Yamanaka made his third start of the season, notching his first decision–a loss, not undeserved, but not entirely on him. The […]

Apr 4th 2017, @ Hanshin

April 4th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 2   Last 4: WLWW (Kyocera Dome) Here at the Tsubamegun, we have no love for the Hanshin Tigers. The Swallows’ first foray into Kansai  of the 2017 campaign helped remind us why. New guy David Buchanan had one heck of a first outing, […]

Sept 18th 2016, vs Chunichi

September 18th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Balentien hitting his 200th career home run (15 in MLB, 185 in NPB) was pretty much the only highlight for the home team this evening.

Sept 11th 2016, vs. Hanshin

September 11th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following last night’s sizable win over Hanshin, the Swallows slipped further from the A-class. This contest was one of Haraguchi Iwasada vs. Tokyo’s bullpen. No big meltdown, just a difference in relative hittability. The […]

Aug 14th 2016, vs. Yomiuri

August 14th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows saw their four game winning streak come to a screeching halt in the final game of the series against Gomiuri. The Swallows were outscored 7-1 in the final four innings. The starters for this game […]