May 27th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 27th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows began their series in Nagoya with an even record against the Dragons: 3-3, with each team being 2-1 at home and a cumulative run total of 29-26 in favor of Tokyo. Naruse faced Chunichi for […]

May 26th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 26th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tonight’s game was like a Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of a comic book. There was pre-game hype (ace vs. ace, series decider), the game featured lots of action, and there was a dramatic ending that was satisfying for […]

May 25th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 25th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After just over 4 hours of “baseball”, an Imanami sayonara sacrifice fly was enough to crown the Swallows as the slightly less shitty of the two shitty teams battling it out at Jingu Stadium this evening. On […]

May 24th 2016, vs. Hanshin

May 24th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) It was as if neither team wanted to win this game… The Swallows starter in this game was Yagi, making his first start of the season with the big club. Known for his wildness on the mound, […]

May 22nd 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 22nd, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 11 Tokyo Swallows 3 Last 5: WLWLL Streak: Lost 2 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) sixth place baseball™ is back Ladies and gentlemen, our beloved Tokyo Swallows have again reached the lowest of lows of the baseball season: sixth place baseball™. All of our rivals, the Gomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Ba-carp, Chunichi, Hanshin, […]

May 21st 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 21st, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Last 5: LWLWL  Streak: Lost 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamanaka ended up the loser in a pitching duel against BayStars rookie Imanaga as the Swallows bullpen faltered. Both pitchers were strong through the first three innings. With a Yamada double being the only baserunner conceded the […]

May 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

May 20th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Last 5: LLWLW  Streak: Won 1  (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A two homer three RBI night for Tetsuto Yamada and a second straight decent outing for Yoshihisa Naruse helped the Swallows come from behind to avoid a stint in the CL basement as they won the first […]

May 19th 2016, @ Hiroshima

May 19th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zoooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The Swallows lost a very winnable game despite some mistakes. Ultimately the Birds were let down by inconsistent pitching and hitting that cooled down as the game progressed. Kawabata was out of the lineup and the […]

May 18th 2016, @ Hiroshima

May 18th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 11 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Zoooooom Zooooooom Stadium) After a horrific weekend series at the Tokyo Stain Dome was followed up by a familiar drubbing at the hands of the Carp last night, Swallows fans (or this one at least) were feeling rather punch-drunk […]

May 17th 2016, @ Hiroshima

May 17th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 9 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Mazda Stadium) Water is wet, fire is hot, the sky is blue, Hiroshima destroys Swallows (again). The Swallows made their way to Hiroshima on Tuesday to start a three game series against the surprising Carp. The starters for this game […]