July 7th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 7th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 6 Last 6: LLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For eight innings and almost three hours, Swallows fans were treated to a very enjoyable game. Then the bottom fell out abruptly in the ninth. The Swallows bats did plenty of work in tonight’s game. Through the […]

July 6th, 2017 @ Chunichi

July 6th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) Another road game, another loss for your sixth place Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The dumpster fire continues to escalate as the Swallows finished off another dismal road trip and were swept in Nagoya to stay winless in July. […]

July 5th 2017, @ Chunichi

July 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows’ glorious brand of 6TH PLACE BASEBALL™ was on full display as they dropped their second straight game in Nagoya. Another decent shift from Hoshi was wasted as the bats couldn’t get to Chunichi starter Jordan, […]

July 2nd, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 2nd, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4  Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Koshien Stadium) Ishikawa continued his winless streak as the increasingly injury-plagued Swallows dropped the series at Koshien. This game belonged to that most painful variety: the one you think there’s actually a chance of winning. Ishikawa looked solid enough, […]

July 1st, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 1st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Koshien Stadium) Hanshin scored three in the third, and that was about it. Things came to a head in the bottom of the third with Hara dealing with the top of the order once again. Uemoto took one for […]

June 30th, 2017 @ Hanshin

June 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows prevailed in an ugly game. But at what cost? David Buchanon had a shaky command of the strike zone to start the game. He walked two in the first inning and opened the second with back-to-back […]

June 28th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Fukushima)

June 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium) Another promising start from Hoshi laid the foundation for a some of that oh-so elusive Swallows timely hitting, which was good enough to snap Tokyo’s losing streak at three despite some typical 2017-Swallows buffoonery. Hoshi pitched […]

June 27th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Yamagata)

June 27th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Yamagata. Far, but not far enough to escape the mediocrity.) Yoshinori is still around. He lost. The Scoring: Bottom of the second, one out. Ohbiki made a meal of an outside fastabll on a 2-1 count. 1-0 Tokyo. Top of […]

June 25, 2017 vs. Yokohama

June 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa continued his long, sad losing streak as the birds went scoreless at home. A bit of an abbreviated report, as all the scoring came from the other side: Ishikawa gave up two runs over five innings, […]

June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida. Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s […]