Jun 14th 2014, @ Hokkaido

June 14th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hokkaido Fighters 7 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL (Sapporo Dome) Some old faces were in the lineup to help boost the team because the injuries just keep on coming. Even though they were rock solid at the plate, the team surrendered it’s customary half-dozen-plus runs to put the […]

Monday Bullets #3 (The Pre-GW Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. Those of you who only get their Swallows news from our site might not have heard about Wladimir Balentien’s arrest on domestic violence charges earlier in January. […]

Apr 6th 2014, vs Hanshin

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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