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 […]

Aug 7th 2016, vs. Hanshin

Aug 7th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2         Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) With another series win, the Swallows’ recovery began to look more secure. This one was a doozy.

Jul 31st 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 31st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 10 Streak: Lost 6 Last 5: LLLLL (Tokyo Dome) After five straight losses, including a tattooing yesterday, the Swallows had to notch a win, if only to give Tokyo a chance to catch its collective breath. Unfortunately, it appears Shohei Tateyama was traded to the Giants after […]

July 24th 2016, @ Chunichi

July 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: LLWWW (Nagoya Dome) Yoshinori managed to not blister up and helped the Birds to an unusual third straight win. Sweep!

July 7th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama Baystars 5 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After a couple of painful contests against the Basters, Tokyo sought to salvage a little dignity. The fairly reliable Muranaka would attempt the feat. Not to be. Once again, a Lueke meltdown played a pivotal role in […]

July 3rd 2016, vs. Yomiuri (Akita)

July 3rd, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Akita) The high-flying fifth-place Swallows sought to capitalize on their new momentum by taking lovely Akita by storm. They did. The Scoring: Bottom of the first, one out. Sakaguchi singled to right. Kawabata grounded out. Yamada walked. Yuhei hit an […]

June 26th 2016, vs. Chunichi

June 26th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following a comfortable 5-1 victory and a thumping 13-9 victory, the Swallows continued to try inch their way out of the basement by sweeping the Dragons. Questions over the OF remained. Extra-innings victory excitement! A walk-off! The Scoring: […]

June 19th 2016, vs. Saitama

June 19th, 2016 Saitama Lions 7  Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Coming off a big win, then a narrow one, the Swallows stood in the rare position of having a shot at a sweep. The persistent drizzle made control tough for pitchers on both teams and the […]