May 4th 2016, @ Yokohama

May 4th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama Baystars 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Tokyo were frustrated by the BayStars of Yokohama as their five game win streak came to a halt. Arakaki started for the birds, and actually pitched a little better than in his season debut last week (6 IP […]

May 3rd 2016, @ Yokohama

May 3rd 2016 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama Baystars 0 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows extended their winning streak to five games and got back to the .500 mark thanks to Yamanaka’s complete game shutout in Yokohama.  The Swallows continued their winning ways on Tuesday afternoon in Yokohama with a comprehensive […]

May 1st 2016, vs. Yomiuri

May 1st, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Donald Trump is wrong. There is no amount of winning that is too much. Whatever the ills of spanking, slapping the asses of the orange mugs all over Jingu has been an unmitigated joy. (Giants fans liked […]

Apr 30th 2016, vs Yomiuri

April 30th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won the first inning again, but that wasn’t enough this time around. With two outs and runners on first and second, Chono opened the scoring with a broken bat single which pushed Kataoka home from second. […]

Apr 29th 2016, vs. Yomiuri

April 29th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Masanori Ishikawa had some serious amends to make after his showing in Nagoya last week. He atoned with his most satisfying start of the 2106 campaign so far: 8 2/3 innings, 109 pitches, 5 hits, one run. […]

Apr 28th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

April 28th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Arakaki made his first start of 2016 while rookie Okada came into the game looking to notch his first pro win. While Arakaki didn’t have the hottest start he was able to hang on to give the Swallows […]

Apr 27th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

April 27th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Jingu Stadium) In last Wednesday’s game report I wrote that your 2016 Swallows seemed to be taking shape and gaining momentum. In the five games since then they have gone 1-4 and been outscored 19-40. Sincere apologies to all concerned. Yamanaka […]

Apr 26th 2016, vs Hiroshima

April 26th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 11 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Jingu Stadium) Hiroshima had plenty to be proud of on a beautiful Tuesday night at Jingu Stadium. The offense exploded for 11 runs, Johnson had a steady game, and Arai hit an important milestone in his career. 39 year old […]

Apr 24th 2016, @ Chunichi

April 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Juri Hara came into the day looking to get his first career win. He managed to pitch arguably his best game of his young pro career, but it was undone by Josh Lueke’s first wobble of the season. […]

Apr 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

April 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Nagoya Dome) Everything is still very tight in the Central League standings, and your birds managed to keep themselves firmly in the mix with a come-from-behind win in hostile territory. We’ve come to expect our Saturday starter to give up […]