August 19th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 19, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Ogawa pitched eight scoreless innings, earning a win that evened his record once again. And the Balentien-Yamada tandem was quite effective this evening. Ogawa didn’t allow a hit until the fourth, and his dodgiest inning was […]

July 29th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The offense is still working, and your Birds got back to winning ways in Hiroshima. The W put an end to a losing streak in Hiroshima stretching all the way back to June 30th, 2016. This […]

July 8th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 8th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 7 Last 7: LLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s disgrace of a ball game, Swallows fans were treated to another evening of 6th-place baseball. Feels more like 10th-place baseball really. The Central League leading carp wasted no time in knocking Ishikawa back on […]

April 22nd, 2017 vs Hiroshima

April 22nd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 0 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows grab a series win, and Ogawa levels his record, in a rain-shortened pitcher’s duel at Jingu. This was never going to be an easy game for the Swallows as Okada has had an amazing start […]

April 9th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Mazda Stadium) Your 2017 Yakult Swallows have now dropped five in a row. An inauspicious start to the young season. The scoring began in the bottom of the third, when Ohlendorf, in his second start for the birds, gave up […]

April 8th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Mazda Stadium) That’s four on the trot, folks. Ogawa went a full seven innings this week in another decent performance, but the offense was largely held in check again. Ohbiki (2-5) was the only Swallow to reach base twice today […]

Oct 1st 2016, @ Hiroshima

October 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Stadium) Your Birds closed out the 2016 season with a make-up game in Hiroshima that left them solidly in fifth place. Ogawa took the mound for the Swallows, and Hiroshima countered with MLB-veteran, Kuroda. The Swallows scored in the […]

Sept 24th 2016, @ Hiroshima

September 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) Neither team had a whole lot to play for, and it appears that the better team prevailed. In other news, it looks like the Softbank Hawks won’t repeat their pennant championship either. Your birds managed just four […]

Sept 4th 2016, vs Hiroshima

September 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Still two games behind Yokohama and third place, the Swallows need to win this series to turn up the heat a little. A win today would also help set the tone for an absolutely enormous series […]

Sept 3rd 2016 vs Hiroshima

September 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s loss, your Birds started the evening two games behind Yokohama and a chance at the playoffs. Davies started for Tokyo today, and it’s worth recalling that he pitched six solid innings in his […]