Oct 29th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – vs SoftBank (Game 5)

October 29th, 2015 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Series: Tokyo 1-4 Fukuoka (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Do or die for the Swallows tonight. Then tomorrow. And the day after that. The odds were against your Birds, Tokyoites. Tetsuto Yamada whaled on the Hawks by himself on Tuesday, but so far the Philistines have not been […]

Oct 28th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – vs Softbank (Game 4)

October 28th, 2015 Softbank Hawks 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Series: Tokyo 1-3 Softbank (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a valiant effort, the Swallows were unable to overcome a massive deficit and fell to SoftBank at Jingu. SoftBank now find themselves one win away from a second straight championship. SoftBank scored early and often against Swallows starter Tateyama. […]

Oct 27th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – vs Softbank (Game 3)

October 27th, 2015 Softbank Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Series: Tokyo 1-2 Softbank (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Testuto Yamada put on a show of historical proportions as he went deep not once, not twice, but three times consecutively, almost single-handedly hauling Tokyo back into the 2015 Japan Series at a rapturous Jingu. The Swallows offence was in all kinds […]

Oct 25th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – @ Softbank (Game 2)

October 25th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Softbank Hawks 4 Series: Tokyo 0-2 Softbank (Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome) The heartbreak at Fukuoka continued as the Swallows offense remained limp against the Hawks’ pitching and the Hawks offense got enough done against the Swallows pitching to take both games at Fukuoka.  Dan and I had travelled down to Fukuoka to […]

Oct 24th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – @ Softbank (Game 1)

October 24th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Softbank Hawks 4 Series: Tokyo 0-1 Softbank (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Tokyo fans got a bit of a gift before this game started. News that Softbank’s star outfielder, Uchikawa, would not be starting due to a pair of cracked ribs filtered through social networking sites and added some optimism to the underdog’s chances. But […]

Oct 17th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 4)

October 17th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Swallows Win Series 4-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Tokyo Swallows put the finishing touches on the final stage of the Central League playoffs and the final nail in the coffin of Hara’s 12-year stint as manager of Yomiuri. And this one was a prototypical win by the […]

Oct 16th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 3)

October 16th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 2 Swallows Lead Series 3-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo blanked Yomiuri for the second straight game as the Swallows took a commanding series lead, leaving them just one victory away from a Japan Series date in Fukuoka. Tateyama started for the birds, and it was the good […]

Oct 15th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 2)

October 15th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 4 Swallows lead series 2-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) If last night was about getting the post season jitters out of the way, tonight was about throwing off all those demons and re-establishing all the elements that brought them a championship. The Swallows slayed MIles Mikolas and the […]

Oct 14th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 1)

October 14th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Series tied at 1-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A one week break and possible playoff nerves resulted in a toothless offense stuck in first gear as the Swallows fell in game one of the Central League Climax Final Stage to the hated Gomiuri 4-1. Hosting its first […]

Oct 4th 2015, @ Yomiuri – REGULAR SEASON FINALE

October 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 10 Last 5: WLWWL  Streak: Lost 1 (Tokyo Dome) This one didn’t count for much, as the Swallows clinched the Central League title two games ago. Let’s say that again, just to make sure we do it right: The Swallows clinched the Central League title. Rolls off […]