October 3rd, 2017 vs. Yomiuri

October 3rd, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 10 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows’ finale was a fitting end to the 2017 season. A loss. Both teams came into the game with nothing to play for and the Giants elected to sit their fossils (Abe and Murata) and their […]

October 1st, 2017 vs. Chunichi

October 1st, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1          Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Congratulations to your 2017 Tokyo Yakult Swallows for “achieving” the most losses in the 68-year history of the team (yes, that even includes the years it was owned by Kokutetsu* and Sankei). Up […]

Sept 30th, 2017 vs Chunichi

September 30th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1          Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds ended the month on a positive note, and it took five relievers to do it. Meanwhile, 19-year-old rookie pitcher, Terashima, got his first career start. Hirooka also made an appearance for […]

Sept 28th 2017, @ Hiroshima

September 28th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: LLLLLLL Last 7: Lost 7 (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Well, we all know it’s been a bad season, but with just three more games to play, the 2017 Swallows finally qualified for official historically bad status, tying the franchise record for losses in a season […]

Sept 26th 2017, @ Yomiuri

September 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 3 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Streak: Lost 6 Last 5: LLLLL Iwahashi made his second career start, a rematch of his first start, but the second time wasn’t the charm because he’s on the 2017 Swallows. While Iwahashi still threw crisp pitches the Giants were clearly more patient this […]

Sept 25th 2017, vs. Yomiuri

September 25th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) One GLORIOUS inning by the offense was not enough as the Swallows pitching let things slip away. Preston Guilmet was trying to make it three quality starts in a row and make a case to stay for […]

Sept 24th, 2017 vs. Yomiuri

September 24th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 4       Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) One more Swallows loss. To express the pain I feel, I will use haiku. Birds: two in the first. Yamada. Rivero. Yay! Could we win at last? Why would I think that? A pretty […]

Sept 23rd, 2017 vs Hanshin

September 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 3       Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds dropped their third straight and 13th of the month thanks to a lackluster Yoshinori start and nonexistent offense. 6TH PLACE BASEBALL 6TH PLACE BASEBALL The Swallows drew seven walks but only added […]

Sept 20th 2017, vs. Chunichi

September 20th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 6  Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 2          Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In a pitching re-match from their win last Wednesday, the Swallows managed to deliver what they failed to the week prior: some good ol’ fashioned patented losing 6TH PLACE BASEBALL™!  The Swallows are now just […]

Sept 18th, 2017 @ Yokohama

September 18th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama Baystars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Once again, the Swallows failed to win two in a row and wasted a decent start from David Buchanan. After their dramatic championship-delaying come-from-behind victory in Hiroshima, the Swallows were looking to ride the momentum to their first […]