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 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

June 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo resumed Central League hostilities last night firmly in sixth place. Ogawa came up with a deserved win, and Tokyo came away with a comfortable 5-1 victory. With yet another miserable Interleague campaign firmly in the […]

June 24th 2016, vs. Chunichi

June 24th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) As news of a Brexit win reverberated throughout the day in Japan, the Swallows managed to be a slight ray of light in a dark day as they opened up the second half of their 2016 […]

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 […]

June 18th 2016, vs Saitama

June 18th, 2016 Saitama Lions 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Interleague. Ugh. Your birds have settled into an annoying pattern of winning the first game of the series, but then dropping the next two. After last night’s W, the faithful were excused for expecting the worst. […]

June 17th 2016,vs. Saitama

June 17th, 2016 Saitama Lions 1 Tokyo Swallows  5 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While surely still bleeding after last night’s debacle, the Swallows hosted the Lions, hoping for a bit of dignity. The Scoring: Top of the second. No scoring, but Imanami was stretchered off after a collision. […]

Jun 16th 2016, vs. Fukuoka

June 16th, 2016 Fukuoka Hawks 12 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) If you were wondering how the Swallows could get any worse, the answer seems to be, just add water! As the Swallows followed up with a lethargic start with an even uglier sequence of baseball after extended […]

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 14th 2016, vs Softbank

June 14th, 2016 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In a rematch of last year’s Nippon Series (remember when the Swallows played for the championship last year???) the Swallows overcame another terrible start by a pitcher and knocked off SoftBank in come from behind fashion. […]

June 12th 2016, @ Chiba

June 12th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 7 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (QVC Marine Stadium) The Swallows have rarely had a rosy path through Interleague play. Some games are worse than others, though. Like today’s massacre. The Scoring: Bottom of the first. Kato singled and Takahama bunted him to second. Despaigne […]