May 16th 2017, @ Yomiuri

May 16th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LWLWL (The Place Where Joy Goes to Die) What’s there to say? Trips to the big, lopsided, dusty egg are rarely fun for any reason.

May 14th, 2017 vs. Chunichi

May 14th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: WLWLW (“Home” at Matsuyama) Remember Saturday, when the game ended with a ninth-inning homer? This was like that, but the good version. In his third start of the season, rookie pitcher Hoshi faced off against veteran Yoshimi in […]

May 13th, 2017 vs Chunichi

May 13th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: WWLWL (“Home” at Matsuyama) Akiyoshi threw batting practice in the top of the ninth to squander a two run cushion and annoy the ever-living ish out of several Tsubamegun members in attendance. On the bright side, the Tokyo […]

May 11th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 11th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) On a beautiful evening at Jingu, every single Swallow starter had a hit, Ishikawa was serviceable for five innings after two subpar starts, the bullpen held the lead, and the Swallows took two of three games from […]

May 10th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 10th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows bats put runs up on the board, but alas the arms couldn’t keep Carp runs at bay as Seiya Suzuki ran amok. Yamanaka had his shortest outing of the season so far giving up five […]

May 9th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 9th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows took two out of three the last time they hosted the Carp. This lengthy walk-off win helped the languishing Birds keep the upper hand on the Fish, for whatever that’s worth. The Scoring: Top of […]

May 7th, 2017 @ Yokohama

May 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 12 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) A plethora of run support made it an easy first professional win for rookie Hoshi. Tokyo took Yokohama starter Kubo to the mat in the first, scoring a total of five runs. Hits by Sakaguchi and Fujii plus a walk […]

May 6th, 2017 @ Yokohama

May 6th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WLLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Birds dropped a fourth straight despite carrying a five run lead into the eighth and another Yamada home run. Oh, and just to draw the agony out a little, this game went 11 innings. Tokyo got on the […]

May 5th 2017, @ Yokohama

May 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After putting up impressive numbers on the farm, Yoshinori was called on to try to stop the Swallows skid. The results were not very pretty. Yoshinori loaded the bases with only one out to start the game with […]

May 4th 2017, vs. Hanshin

May 4th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallo1ws Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Today’s groundbreaking discovery: bad starting pitching (Swallows)+ ineffective hitting (Swallows) + hot hitting lineup (Hanshin) + Lucky Stiff (Umeno) ≠ Swallows Win The starters for this game were Ishikawa for the Swallows, Fujinami for the Hanshins. Fujinami struggled […]