Apr 23rd 2014, vs Hiroshima

7L

April 23rd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 7   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo lost their 7th straight contest of a season that is looking bleaker with every passing day. So as to not to waste any more of both our time and soul than is absolutely necessary, I’ll keep this brief. […]

Apr 22nd 2014, vs Hiroshima

6L

April 22nd, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 6   Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Chris Narveson did his best to try to land his first win in Japan, but ultimately the bullpen couldn’t preserve the slender lead he handed them, which along with the bats going cold down the stretch meant that […]

Apr 20th 2014, @ Hanshin

Tanaka, of all people, had a pinch-hit HR tonite.

April 20th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Koshien Stadium) There were four home runs hit in this contest, all of them by the Tokyo Swallows, and yet your birds came up just a wee bit shy in dropping their fifth straight. Kiya was unable to put together another […]

Apr 19th 2014, @ Hanshin

Hanshin Tigers Junk

April 19th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 7 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Koshien Stadium) Another sad day for the Swallows. At some point, a bad stretch becomes a trend. At this point, the thing to which fans can look forward for 2014 is plenty of available seating on which to sprawl out […]

Apr 18th 2014, @ Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

April 18th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Koshien Stadium) The dismal Birds of last year had two bright spots: Coco and Ogawa. Things look to be much the same this year, but even Ogawa can’t win them all, especially not when the team around him is. . . […]

Apr 17th 2014, vs Yomiuri

Mathieson made Coco look silly.

April 17th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Don’t let the score fool you, it wasn’t that close. After a game in which the entire offense contributed to claw back from numerous deficits, the Swallows bats looked lethargic and the only looked close because of […]

Apr 16th 2014, vs Yomiuri

That's not very Canadian.

April 16th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) It was an emotionally draining night as the Swallows showed a lot of fight but ultimately couldn’t come away with the win. The Birds managed to come back from deficits on three separate occasions in the game […]

Apr 15th 2014, vs Yomiuri

140415 Chunt

April 15th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Stadium) Your mean old Swallows played the role of the big bad baddie today, as they disappointed a stadium full of mostly Giants fans in Shizuoka by beating Yomiuri in Tokyo’s first *COUGH* “home away from home” *COUGH* […]

Apr 13th 2014, @ Yokohama

Don't get your hopes up just yet; he didn't face a particularly dangerous lineup. But two runs over seven innings? Thank you very, very much, Mr. Kiya.

April 13th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Yokohama Stadium) Two relative unknowns started the game today. Yokohama’s Moscoso looked to build on his solid first performance as a BayStar, and Kiya took the mound for the first time in 2014 on Tokyo’s behalf. Balentien again found himself […]

Apr 12th 2014, @ Yokohama

Ishikawa put in a solid day's work today.

April 12th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Swallows looked to string together a pair of wins for only the second time so far this season, but a complete-game effort from Yokohama starter, Ino, was enough to overcome a ninth-inning Tokyo rally. For his part, […]