Sep 2nd 2014, vs Chunichi

Haunted Doala

September 2nd, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Dragons came to Jingu on the back of six straight losses, but the Swallows failed to make it seven as they stumbled in their noble quest for glory (AKA CL 5th place). Tokyo scored what would […]

Aug 31st 2014, @ Hanshin

Hanshin Tigers Junk

August 31st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Koshien Stadium) Ogawa delivered an eight-inning, six-hit, one-run performance to help the Swallows notch another series win at Koshien. The scoring: Top of the first: Yamada led off with a single. Hiyane then followed that with the predictable, but […]

Aug 30th 2014, @ Hanshin

Ishiyama clocked another win.

August 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows cruised to a smooth win thanks to some solid pitching by Ishiyama. The offense probably left some runs on the table, but who cares? We won! The Tigers actually struck first in the second inning. […]

Aug 29th 2014, @ Hanshin

August 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 10 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows ended July, at Koshien, by winning their first three-game series since May. August may end as well – August has been a better month – but tonight was not a promising start. See that? Game […]

Aug 28th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Ishikawa got his tenth win. The first time in three seasons he's reached double digit wins.

August 28th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After a very rough start Ishikawa pitched like the ace we need him to be and the Swallows managed to avoid a sweep at Hiroshima. The Swallows struck first with a lead off single by […]

Aug 27th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Swallows Train

August 27th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Can someone craft a magical fast forward button and get us to the end of the season? I feel like I’m watching variations of the same shitty game of baseball on an endless loop. And […]

Aug 26th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Hopefully the first of many for Yachi

August 26th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After being inserted into the rotation to cover for the injured Muranaka, a horrific start for Kiya (who lasted less than an inning) put the Swallows in an early hole that their bats simply couldn’t […]

Aug 24th 2014, vs Yokohama


August 24th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: LWLWW  Last 5: Won 2 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)  The Swallows swept the BayStars down in muggy Matsuyama. A rare treat at the Birds’ home away from home. Much high-fiving in the Tsubamegun. The scoring: Bottom of the second: Kinjoh took the field in right for […]

Aug 23rd 2014, vs Yokohama

Ishikawa's questionable spin move ultimately did not factor in tonight's game.

August 23rd, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: LLWLW  Last 5: Won 1 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)  The Swallows made their annual trip to Matsuyama to play a home-away-from-home series. Thanks to their choice of opponent the Swallows actually got the home team treatment from the crowd. The BayStars drew first blood against Ishiyama […]

Aug 21st 2014, vs Yomiuri


August 21st, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: LLLWL  Last 5: Lost 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Just as a change of pace I’ve written tonight’s game report in the style of a emo teenager. There is a profound emptiness that one feels sitting in a windless Jingu Stadium at 21:30 in mid-August. In […]