Aug 22nd 2015, vs Chunichi

Having eclipsed 30 HR for the first time in his career, he's just five steals from a 30-30 season.

Aug 22nd, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds embarrassed the visiting Dragons of Nagoya thanks to six decent innings from Ishiyama and an offensive outburst by the Swallows cleanup. Yamada went yard three times in this contest. After last night’s drubbing, Hiyane made sure to […]

Jul 25th 2015, vs Chunichi

Yamada (l) and Kawabata (r) are turning into a mean combo at the top of the order.

July 25th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 6 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite lasting more than three and a half hours in some pretty thick Tokyo summer humidity, fans were treated to an excited back and forth affair between the Central League’s recent past and its future. Matsuoka got […]

May 9th 2015, vs Chunichi (Akita)

May 9th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Komachi Stadium, Akita) The team took its 4.59 team ERA to Akita with the hope of getting the team’s fortunes turned back around. But the wheels basically fell off, and your birds ended up suffering their most lopsided defeat so […]

May 17th 2014, @ Chunichi

Yagi kept Chunichi off the board for the first six innings.

May 17th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 5  Last 5: WWWWW (Nagoya Dome) Your birds are making it look easy. For whatever reason, Tokyo wasn’t able to snag a single win in Yokohama last weekend, but they’ve rebounded by winning consecutive series versus Yomiuri and Chunichi. I would’ve been happy with taking two […]

May 16th 2014, @ Chunichi

Home run number six.

May 16th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Nagoya Dome) The fourth change of venue in four days, and your Tokyo Swallows put together yet another convincing win. And Narveson got his long-overdue first W in Japan. This game was pretty quiet through three, but then Kawabata reached base […]

Apr 27th 2014, vs Chunichi

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April 27th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The visiting Chunichi Dragons scored four runs for the third night in a row, but it wasn’t enough to stop Tokyo and it’s bevy of nine singles. Your birds were able to protect the lead late in the game […]

Apr 26th 2014, vs Chunichi

Fludge's second homer of the season put the birds ahead 6-0.

April 26th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows finally pulled out a win, mercifully ending a nine-game losing skid. This game was pretty much over after the first inning. Winless Chunichi starter, Ono, was shaky from the start, and the birds milked it for all […]

Apr 10th 2014, @ Chunichi

We need more of this...

April 10th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 8 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows came into tonight’s game still looking for their first road win of the season. On the mound for the Swallows was my new man-crush Masato “LGRTR” Furuno, because if Ogawa is the only starter worth believing […]

Sep 7th 2013, @ Chunichi

Balentien didn't get a homerun but did manage an RBI single.

September 7th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLDWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows fall to Daniel Cabrera and the Dragons after giving up an early lead. Despite the early struggles Kiya pitched well enough to give the bullpen a rest. The Swallows lost the game in the first […]

Aug 29th 2013, vs Chunichi

Balentien gets intentionally walked in the ninth.

August 29th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 7 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For those of you here for a Balentien update, here’s what you need to know. Coco DID NOT hit a homerun tonight, although he came close with a double off the wall to start the six inning. […]