Apr 15th 2014, vs Yomiuri

140415 Chunt

April 15th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Stadium) Your mean old Swallows played the role of the big bad baddie today, as they disappointed a stadium full of mostly Giants fans in Shizuoka by beating Yomiuri in Tokyo’s first *COUGH* “home away from home” *COUGH* […]

Apr 13th 2014, @ Yokohama

Don't get your hopes up just yet; he didn't face a particularly dangerous lineup. But two runs over seven innings? Thank you very, very much, Mr. Kiya.

April 13th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Yokohama Stadium) Two relative unknowns started the game today. Yokohama’s Moscoso looked to build on his solid first performance as a BayStar, and Kiya took the mound for the first time in 2014 on Tokyo’s behalf. Balentien again found himself […]

Apr 12th 2014, @ Yokohama

Ishikawa put in a solid day's work today.

April 12th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Swallows looked to string together a pair of wins for only the second time so far this season, but a complete-game effort from Yokohama starter, Ino, was enough to overcome a ninth-inning Tokyo rally. For his part, […]

Apr 11th 2014, @ Yokohama

April 11th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) After getting swept at the Nagoya Dome during the week, your birds looked to get things going again against Mr. Miura and the Yokohama BayStars on their home turf. Fortunately for the few Swallows fans tuning in, second-year […]

Apr 10th 2014, @ Chunichi

We need more of this...

April 10th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 8 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows came into tonight’s game still looking for their first road win of the season. On the mound for the Swallows was my new man-crush Masato “LGRTR” Furuno, because if Ogawa is the only starter worth believing […]

Apr 9th 2014, @ Chunichi

This picture has no bearing on tonight's game, it's just here to make me feel better

April 9th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 9  Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: WWLLL (Nagoya Dome) Your 2014 Swallows are leaking runs at an alarming rate. And these leaks are currently not being offset by any offence to speak of. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a recipe for neither winning or entertaining baseball. […]

Apr 8th 2014, @ Chunichi

This man must wait to squirt yogurt on Ogawa

April 8th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Nagoya Dome) Chris Narveson took the mound in Nagoya looking to add his name to the members list of what is increasingly looking like one of the most exclusive clubs in Japan: Effective Swallows Pitchers. Unfortunately, after six innings of […]

Apr 6th 2014, vs Hanshin

Just like the good old days.

April 6th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 15 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo sent Nakazawa to the mound for his first start of the season, and the Swallows bats hoped to pile more misery on Hanshin’s Enokida who entered the game with a 12.50 ERA. But alas, it was […]

Apr 5th 2014, vs Hanshin

Morioka came through when it counted once again.

April 5th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 11 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) And your Tokyo Swallows are back at .500 after a back-and-forth game at Jingu. Matt Murton must be pissed. The reason why he must be upset is he racked up seven RBI, but his teammates couldn’t help […]

Apr 4th 2014, vs Hanshin

April 4th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a cracking first inning on Opening Day, the Swallows went downhill. A merciful rain-out in Hiroshima yesterday brought the team back home to host Hanshin and make sure the calendar said “2014″. This was set to […]