Apr 6th 2014, vs Hanshin

Just like the good old days.

April 6th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 15 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo sent Nakazawa to the mound for his first start of the season, and the Swallows bats hoped to pile more misery on Hanshin’s Enokida who entered the game with a 12.50 ERA. But alas, it was […]

Jun 2nd 2013, @ Chiba

Leroux's debut. Yup, I'm a poet.

June 2nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chiba Marines 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (QVC Marine Stadium) This game was a wild one. There was a little bit of everything going on, but your Tokyo birds ended the afternoon with smiles on their faces. With the win, Tokyo secured the interleague series victory over their […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 12 (February, 2013)

Milledge and Miyamoto get into the spirit of things.

Welcome to the start of the 2013 Tokyo Swallows season! Spring Camp is already well under way, and Dave and Christopher invite a special guest onto the show to talk about the following Swallows-related news (in no particular order): Hatakeyama’s facial hair Iwamura’s return to the nest New uniforms! Last year’s battle with Chunichi in […]

Free Agent Watch

Iwamura was senryokugai'ed by the Eagles following two rough seasons in Sendai.

We still have a lot (hopefully) of playoff baseball left ahead of us, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to improve the team moving ahead. One of the most obvious points of interest is the list of players that have recently been granted their outright release by the teams that they […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: April 23rd, 2012

HR number four (2nd this weekend).

Something to read while remembering to keep your hands in your pockets. Swallows of the Week Week 3 Last week’s vote saw the strong performances by Hiroyasu Tanaka (2B), Lastings Milledge (LF), Katsuki Akagawa (P), and Kyohei Muranaka (P). 28 people cast their vote this week, and here’s what they decided: Congratulations to Beavis, a […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: February 22, 2012

Rookie Hiyane is helping to keep things interesting in the team's quest to reconfigure the outfield.

Tsubamegun got one hell of a shout out from fellow Japanese baseball watcher, NPB Tracker. Thanks, Patrick! Tokyo batting coach, Takao Ise, has been selected as one of the six coaches representing the nation as part of this year’s Samurai Japan team. One coach was selected from each of the top three teams in the Central […]

Winter News Roundup

Fujimoto signs

Well, the festive season is over and the 2010 baseball season can be spotted lurking on the horizon, just waiting to take over our lives again. Here’s a round up of what’s been going on in SwallowsLand so far this offseason that hasn’t been covered elsewhere on the site: The Swallows made only their second ever […]

Igarashi testing MLB waters

This man will leave a decent-sized hold in the Swallows' bullpen.

It was reported that Ryota Igarashi, long-time set-up and closer out of the Tokyo bullpen, will be spending the winter training in the United States as he works through the process of signing with a team there. A couple of teams have apparently

WBC: Japan 5, Korea 3 – Japan Repeats for "V2"

Japan are the 2009 WBC Champions. But unlike 2006, there will be no disputing their right to call themselves such this time. A clutch two out two RBI single from Ichiro in the top of the 10th inning was enough to break a 3-3 tie and win the game for team Japan. Their thrilling victory […]

WBC: Japan 9, USA 4

The 2009 WBC final will be between Japan and Korea after Japan rolled over a lackluster USA team in the second semi-final at Dodger Stadium. A five run 4th inning did the bulk of the damage for the Japanese, damage from which the USA never recovered despite a late attempt at a comeback. Daisuke Matsuzaka […]