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 […]

May 17th 2013, vs Chiba

Let's party!!

May 17th, 2013   Chiba Lotte Marines 5  Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Last 5: LLLLW  Streak: Won 1 (Jingu Stadium) Tonight saw the Birds battle back in superior fashion and make up for some anti-Swallows calls in the 7th. Ishikawa was on  the hill for the start of the game but didn’t have his best […]

6/17/12 – Hokkaido (Away)

Ishikawa pitched a strong 8.1 innings in earning the win.

June 17th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Sapporo Dome) Coco!! That’s right. Came back and won it in the 9th inning! Overall, the birds had another rough day at the plate. This contest remained a pitcher’s duel for much of the afternoon, and Tokyo […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 12th, 2012

Adult swings at the plate. How long will he be able to stick around?

Welcome to rainy season, Swallowers. Here’s something for you to read while beating a hasty retreat. Swallows of the Week Week 10 Here is a recap of the performances of the four contestants from last week (copied from last week’s Snapshot): Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (1B) - Fludge was 7-17 at the plate this week and contributed two […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 4th, 2012

Things are looking up.

Things were a touch better last week, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while deferring to logic. Swallow of the Week After losing an agonizing 9 straight games, the Swallows entered the week with a retooled top team roster (check the Roster Updates section of last week’s Snapshot for more info on the shakeup) […]

5/27/12 – Tohoku (Home)

Aside from a disastrous 4th, Tateyama was decent.

May 27th, 2012 Tohoku Eagles 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 8  Last 8: LLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium) Heading into this evening’s encounter against the visiting Tohoku Eagles, Tokyo hadn’t scored a run since the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. That’s a lengthy 22 innings straight, but the Jingu faithful would have to wait […]

5/25/12 – Saitama (Away)

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May 25th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 Streak: Lost 6   Last 5: LLLLL (Seibu Dome) The  hits just keep on coming. Unfortunately, they are all against the Swallows. There are so many frustrating things about this game but the worst thing is that I felt wierd watching this game. Almost like […]

5/20/12 – Orix (Home)

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May 20th, 2012 Orix Buffaloes 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1  Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The run production woes continue. What do you need to know? After Wednesday’s blowout victory over 2011 Japan Series champion Fukuoka, the birds are a bit constipated run-wise. Not fun. Tokyo got off on the wrong […]

Quickies: April 3, 2012

Tokyo News Today’s home opener versus the Hanshin Tigers was obliterated by very unfriendly weather, so the clocks of the Tokyo faithful have been reset to 6PM Wednesday evening. We’ll see you there. Miyamoto took a pitch in the upper calf (just below the back of the knee) during Sunday’s game, and he’s apparently still […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 07 (March, 2012)

T-minus just a bit over a week til liftoff.

We’re back with fresh intro/outro bookend music (care of Dave’s handiwork) and our prognostications about the 2012 NPB season! With less than two weeks to go until opening day (Friday March 30th, 6PM, Tokyo Dome), we run through where we think the 12 NPB teams will finish the season with extra-special emphasis placed on your […]