Sept 25th 2016, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

September 25th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Hiroshima Carp Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) The rain came down hard in Hiroshima and the game got called by the officials before they could even finish the top of the first inning. The highlight of the game for the Carp faithful was the retirement match […]

Sept 22nd 2016, @ Yokohama [Cancelled]

September 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Yokohama Baystars Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Rain has been falling in the Kanto region non-stop and this one was called just after noon. The makeup game is scheduled for September 29 in Yokohama. The Swallows’ next game is scheduled for Saturday in Hiroshima.

Sept 18th 2016, vs Chunichi

September 18th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Balentien hitting his 200th career home run (15 in MLB, 185 in NPB) was pretty much the only highlight for the home team this evening.

Sept 17th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 17th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows came from behind to win their final game against Yomiuri this season, signing-out with their first win at the across-town “ballpark” in 2016. Sugiura has been generally terrible against Yomiuri this season and that pattern […]

Sept 16th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 16th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (The Dome Where Dreams Go To Die) The Swallows failed in their tenth attempt to win at the Tokyo Dome. The Swallows struck first with back-to-back singles by Sakaguchi and Kawabata putting two men on with no outs for Yamada. […]

Sept 14th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 14th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: W1      Last 5: LWLLW A classic Ishikawa-at-home performance helped keep the Swallows in the race for third, albeit by their fingernails, as they moved 3.5 games behind Yokohama with 8 games to play. The red-hot Balentien gave the Swallows the lead in the […]

Sept 13th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 13th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 11 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: L2 Last 5: WLWLL With the regular season winding down, every game could be labeled as a MUST WIN. At a rainy, gloomy Jingu Stadium on Tuesday, Tokyo dug themselves into a deeper hole in a pitiful performance against Yokohama. The starters for this game […]

Sept 11th 2016, vs. Hanshin

September 11th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following last night’s sizable win over Hanshin, the Swallows slipped further from the A-class. This contest was one of Haraguchi Iwasada vs. Tokyo’s bullpen. No big meltdown, just a difference in relative hittability. The […]

Sept 10th 2016, vs Hanshin

September 10th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While all eyes were on the Carp-Giants contest at Tokyo Dome, your Birds won an easy game against Hanshin. Despite scoring first, the Tigers were not able to handle Yamada. All you need […]

Sept 9th 2016, vs Yomiuri

September 9th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a tricky one. Beat the Giants and hand the Carp their first CL Pennant in 25 years on their day off. Lose to the Giants and let the Carp celebrate the pennant victory at Gomiuri’s […]