Aug 28th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Ishikawa got his tenth win. The first time in three seasons he's reached double digit wins.

August 28th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After a very rough start Ishikawa pitched like the ace we need him to be and the Swallows managed to avoid a sweep at Hiroshima. The Swallows struck first with a lead off single by […]

Aug 27th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Swallows Train

August 27th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Can someone craft a magical fast forward button and get us to the end of the season? I feel like I’m watching variations of the same shitty game of baseball on an endless loop. And […]

Aug 26th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Hopefully the first of many for Yachi

August 26th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLWWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After being inserted into the rotation to cover for the injured Muranaka, a horrific start for Kiya (who lasted less than an inning) put the Swallows in an early hole that their bats simply couldn’t […]

Aug 24th 2014, vs Yokohama


August 24th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: LWLWW  Last 5: Won 2 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)  The Swallows swept the BayStars down in muggy Matsuyama. A rare treat at the Birds’ home away from home. Much high-fiving in the Tsubamegun. The scoring: Bottom of the second: Kinjoh took the field in right for […]

Aug 23rd 2014, vs Yokohama

Ishikawa's questionable spin move ultimately did not factor in tonight's game.

August 23rd, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: LLWLW  Last 5: Won 1 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium)  The Swallows made their annual trip to Matsuyama to play a home-away-from-home series. Thanks to their choice of opponent the Swallows actually got the home team treatment from the crowd. The BayStars drew first blood against Ishiyama […]

Aug 21st 2014, vs Yomiuri


August 21st, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: LLLWL  Last 5: Lost 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Just as a change of pace I’ve written tonight’s game report in the style of a emo teenager. There is a profound emptiness that one feels sitting in a windless Jingu Stadium at 21:30 in mid-August. In […]

Aug 20th 2014, vs Yomiuri

Narveson deals

August 20th, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: WLLLW  Last 5: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A superb eight innings from Chris Narveson, the first seven of which were hitless, helped to right the Swallows ship as they snapped their losing streak at three. While Narveson was putting up zeroes in the top […]

Aug 19th 2014, vs Yomiuri

The calm after the storm

August 19th, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: LWLLL  Last 5: Lost 3 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a pretty pleasurable game of baseball until the 9th inning, after which it turned into Tokyo’s patented brand of SWALLOWS TERROR THEATRE as they lost their 60th of 2014. All the offence in the first […]

Aug 17th 2014, @ Chunichi

Haunted Doala

August 17th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL (Nagoya Dome) Young Ogawa, so often a rare bright spot for the Swallows, gave up runs like an old pair of cheap pantyhose. As usual, there wasn’t much offensive help to cover for the defensive woes. The scoring: A tragicomedy […]

Aug 16th 2014, @ Chunichi

Arakai ponders his fate while Hatake is no doubt thinking of dinner.

August 16th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows will only go as far as our offense will them. Unfortunately, Daisuke Yamai completely owned the Swallows in the pitcher friendly Nagoya Dome this afternoon. All the while Nagisa Arakaki had yet another wild game in […]