Apr 24th 2015, vs Yomiuri

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April 24th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows moved clear at the top of the Central League table as they once more clawed their way back from a losing position, this time winning in sayonara style in extras. The big news going into this […]

Apr 23rd, 2015, @ Chunichi

That block ought to be illegal.

April 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Arakaki had a surprisingly good start but he was no match for a seemingly recovered Kazuki Yoshimi.  Yoshimi has been pitching on 10 days rest for the Dragons since the beginning of the season. The Dragons have been […]

Apr 22nd 2015, @ Chunichi

April 22nd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Despite an un-Ishiyama like pitching performance and the offense limited to only five hits, the Swallows came away with another come from behind victory over Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.   Chunichi opened the scoring in the bottom of the […]

Apr 21st 2015, @ Chunichi

Haunted Doala

April 21st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows win streak came to an end at the hands of Chunichi starter Ohno, who dominated the Tokyo bats for the second time in 2015. Tonight’s game saw a rematch for Naruse and Ohno, with the Dragons […]

Apr 19th 2015, vs Yokohama

April 19th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Everybody got a turn in an epic that turned dramatic and satisfying. Extra innings are usually a sign of a long bout of nothing, but not today. The Scoring: Bottom of the first. Yamada scored first, singling, […]

Apr 18th 2015, vs Yokohama

April 18th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 0 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa scattered seven hits over seven innings in his strongest outing of 2015. And another big sixth inning for the Swallows bats meant that Ishikawa picked up his first win of the season. Ishikawa induced a bunch of […]

April 17th 2015, vs Yokohama

Yuhei got the key hit in the game.

April 17th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows took the field wearing the 2015 fan club uniforms and found themselves at the top of the CL table thanks to a strong start by Ogawa and a timely hitting explosion by the Swallows offense. Ogawa […]

April 15th 2015, vs Hiroshima

Ishiyama being held up by Tsubakuro after another strong pitching performance.

April 15th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  0 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Botchan Stadium, Matsuyama) After receiving minimal run support in his first two starts, Ishiyama and Co. took matters into their own hands and combined to throw the Swallows’ second shutout of the young season. The Swallows surprisingly got the scoring started […]

Apr 14th 2015, vs Hiroshima

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April 14th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Botchan Stadium, Matsuyama) The Swallows made their annual trip to Ehime Prefecture, made the ill advised decision to start this one in heavy rain, and after players were sliding everywhere in the infield, to the surprise of no one it was called […]

April 12th 2015, @ Yomiuri

April 12th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 6 Last 5: WWWLL  Streak: Lost 2 (Tokyo Dome) Sugiura’s losing streak continued as the Swallows dropped the series to the Giants. No fun. Despite being outhit by only two, Tokyo was unable to bring the men in. The Scoring: Top of the seventh. Hatakeyama walked and moved […]