Oct 3rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

October 3rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WWLWW (Mazda Stadium) Fresh off their Central League pennant-clinching win over Hanshin at Jingu on Friday night, many expected the Swallows to be a little, well, hung over. And with Johnson on the mound for the Carp, having won his four previous decisions, […]

Oct 2nd 2015, vs Hanshin – CHAMPIONS

October 2nd, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak:  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) 1978. 1992. 1993. 1995. 1997. 2001. Now you can add 2015 to that list of oh-so-special years as your Tokyo Yakult Swallows are Central League Champions for the 7th time in their illustrious history. Let me just write that […]

Oct 1st 2015, vs Hanshin [Game Cancelled]

October 1st, 2015 Hanshin Tigers Tokyo Swallows Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) As if waiting until today following Tuesday’s deflating defeat to Hiroshima didn’t stir the nerves of Swallows fans enough already, the weather conspired to delay things further as tonight’s game was postponed due to an excess of rain and […]

Sep 29th 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 29th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows are still at M1 as the bad Shohei Tateyama showed up in front of an absolutely packed Jingu Stadium. The anticipation of a championship  brought people out of the woodwork and 33,522 people managed to find […]

Sep 28th 2015, vs Chunichi

Sep 28th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The job’s not finished yet but the boys are really, really, really close. After Sunday’s big win over Gomiuri, the Swallows needed to quickly regroup and avoid any hangover to stay on track. Naturally, the Swallows entrusted […]

Sep 27th 2015, @ Yomiuri

September 27th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 1 Last 5: WWWLW  Streak: Won 1 (Tokyo Dome) Revenge being necessary lest the Swallows slip into a tie for first, your team edged out the forces of evil, obtaining a magic number of 3 in the process. The Scoring occurred entirely in the fifth, but both […]

Sep 26th 2015, @ Yomiuri

September 26th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Last 5: WWWWL  Streak: Lost 1 (The Suidobashi Stain Dome) Your birds couldn’t build on or protect an early lead against second place Yomiuri. The difference at the top of the Central League is now one game. With Ueda on second (HBP) and Kawabata on first (catcher […]

Sep 24th 2015, vs Yokohama

September 24th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Last 5: LWWWW Streak: Won 4 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows kept their momentum going and didn’t play down to their opponents as they cruised past the BayStars before an all-important two game set at the Tokyo Dome. All the hallmarks of the Swallows 2015 success […]

Sep 23rd 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 23rd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp 0 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows won their third game in a row behind Hatakeyama’s three RBIs and a vintage pitching performance by Tateyama against ex-big leaguer Hiroki Kuroda. The Scoring Bottom of the first: after Ueda and Kawabata were retired, […]

Sep 22nd 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 22nd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp 2  Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Masanori Ishikawa won his 5th game in a row, Tony Barnette equalled the Swallows single season save record of 37, while the offense did all their scoring against Carp starter Toda as Tokyo won their 70th game […]