Jul 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

July 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Nagoya Dome) Your birds won the game and the series after a wild top of the 10th in Nagoya. And they’ll climb into fourth place in the Central League if they can complete the sweep tomorrow afternoon at […]

Jul 22nd, 2016, @ Chunichi

July 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LWLLW (Nagoya Dome) Shohei Tateyama was still looking for his first win since his 2453th comeback. The Dragons had denied Yoshinori a comeback earlier in July, but this time everything clicked and the Swallows got Tateyama the W.  After […]

Jul 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 20th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows had a slender lead early, but let things slip before being eventually undone by a disastrous eighth inning, losing the rubber game of the series thanks in no small part to the red-hot Tsusugo’s second […]

Jul 19th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 19th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows found themselves in an early hole, clawed their way back into the game, had a grand opportunity to go ahead, blew that opportunity, and paid for it dearly at the end.  The starters for this […]

Jul 18th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 18th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows opened their post-All Star Game schedule at Jingu Stadium. The game was dubbed “Jingu Stadium Day” to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the greatest stadium in Tokyo. Ishikawa made his first start since the beginning […]

July 13th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 13th 2016 Kosuke Fukudome 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama made his second start of his comecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomeback and pitched five innings of pretty fortunate bend but somehow not break two run baseball. His final line: 5 IP | 91 NP | 10 H | 3 K […]

July 12th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 12th 2016 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Nagano Olympic Stadium) The fierce battle for sixth place in the Central League found itself in Nagano on Tuesday night. The submariner Yamanaka had a great start but the bullpen imploded again for the umpteenth time this season. The Scoring […]

Jul 10th 2016, vs. Chunichi

July 10th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LLLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the hype and excitement the previous night for Yoshinori’s return, the Swallows came into the evening with much more sensible expectations of beating the Dragons to get Sugiura his first 2016 win. The Swallows […]

Jul 9th 2016, vs Chunichi

July 9th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After multiple injuries caused a 1,771 day vacation, Mr. Sato found his way back to Jingu Stadium. That’s right Yoshinori started his first top flight game since September 3rd, 2011, and while he made it through five […]

Jul 8, 2016. vs. Chunichi

July 8th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After getting swept in Yokohama, the Swallows were looking to reassert their dominance in games in which they bat in the bottom of the inning, aka home games. While it was Kyle Davies’ spot in […]