Sept 17th 2014, vs Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

September 17th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WDLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the third time in September as they lost their latest game in the march toward 6th placed glory. Rookie Sugiura made his second career start, and fared slightly worse than on […]

Sept 16th 2014, vs Hanshin

Yamada celebrates in the 1st

September 16th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak:  Last 5: LWDLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo displayed a healthy dose of tenacity as they flipped the scoreline from the previous night’s game, winning a back and forth affair against Hanshin. The Swallows wasted no time in taking the lead in this one, with Yamada […]

Sept 15th 2014, vs Hanshin

Chris Narveson can't catch a break.

September 15th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another day, another wasted Chris Narveson start. JIngu Stadium was packed because of the National holiday and for “Balentien Memorial Day” which marked the one year anniversary of Balentien breaking the NPB single season home run record. […]

Sept 14th 2014, @ Chunichi

Haunted Doala

September 14th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: LWLWD (Nagoya Dome) A tie is not a loss, but it takes a lot longer and is no more fun to watch, especially one of those play-to-tie muddles. The scoring: Top of the first: Yamada led off with a walk and […]

Sept 13th 2014, @ Chunichi

Yuhei wins the game on a single swing.

September 13th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW (Nagoya Dome) Ishiyama pitched the Swallows’ sixth quality start in a row. Unfortunately Ishiyama, like many of the starters before him, wasn’t able to get the win. Fortunately the team was able to pull a last minute comeback to come […]

Sept 12th 2014, @ Chunichi

doala bareback

September 12th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Nagoya Dome) Which sucks worse: the Swallows or being a Swallows fan? Whne you’re five games out of fifth place in September, you look for a relatively good loss. The Birds outhit Chunichi and left only eight runners stranded, which […]

Sept 11th 2014, @ Yokohama

A fine team effort.

September 11th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows finally got to face the BayStars bullpen and they squeaked out a dramatic late inning victory to salvage their trip to Yokohama. Although the Swallows offense still couldn’t get anything going in the first inning. The […]

Sept 10th 2014, @ Yokohama

Sugiura returns to the bench after the 6th inning

September 10th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) Rookie Toshihiro Sugiura impressed on his pro-debut, but alas it was all in vain as the Swallows were embarrassingly blanked by a BayStars starter for the second straight game. This time it was the turn of  Shun Yamaguchi to […]

Sept 9th 2014, @ Yokohama

Kajitani makes it 1-0 in the 1st

September 9th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) It took Yokohama starter Kubo just two hours and twenty minutes to shut out the Swallows on a miserly four hits, which was good enough to register Tokyo’s 14th loss against the BayStars in 2014. Chris Narveson actually […]

Sept 7th 2014, vs Yomiuri


September 7th, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Take that, Chono! (And the rest of the Giants.) Huzzah for Tokyo! This was one of those great games where the Swallows’ wives, girlfriends, parents, children, old friends, et al. had to come out and say, “That’s […]