Explaining Some Free Agency Rules

This offseason has been busy for the Swallows so far, and no matter what happens a few more players are likely to move to/from the Swallows. Since free agency arrived to NPB in 1993, the Swallows have signed only two free agents Ryoji Aikawa in 2008 and Atsushi Fujimoto in 2009. This off-season the Swallows […]

Sept 21st 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows put together five late runs to eventually win this one in the top of the 11th. The four hour and 10 minute affair was attended by a reported crowd of 44,919. Ogawa had a little help […]

Mar 29th 2014, vs Yokohama

March 29th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yokohama brought both teams winning percentage to .500 with the BayStars first win of the 2014 season. Despite the loss, there were several positives to take away from this game from the home team’s […]

Aug 22nd 2013, vs Yomiuri

August 22nd, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Giants remained winless at Jingu this year as Coco Balentien had another multi-homer night to set the club record for home runs in a season. Ishikawa looked shaky to start the game as he gave up […]

Jul 25th 2013, vs Hanshin

July 25th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers  1 Tokyo Swallows 11 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Winning feels good. I highly recommend it. The Swallows break their five game losing streak and win in convincing fashion against rookie phenom Fujinami and the Hashin Tigers. In a 180 degree reversal from laast night’s game […]

Swallows Injury Update: April 2013

Hopefully this won’t have to be a regular feature, but with a lot of key injuries recently it seemed like a good idea to provide a summary of the Swallows’ key player injuries. Shohei Tateyama: The biggest injury bombshell came this morning as Tateyama held a press conference to announce that he was going to […]

Apr 6th 2013, vs Yokohama

April 6th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3        Last 5: WWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) With a literal storm brewing at Jingu, many didn’t expect the game to go the distance. Unfortunately the game went the distance and the crowd was not emotionally prepared for the final result. The […]

10/01/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

October 1st, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo finished out its regular season schedule against crosstown rival, Yomiuri, in some style with a rather uneventful win over the 2012 Central League champs. The win brought Tokyo’s regular season record against the Giants to […]

9/28/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 28th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: LWWLW (Jingu Stadium) Before getting into the wonderful details of this delightful come-from-behind win over the hapless Tigers, I’d like to take a moment to thoroughly castigate those in the crowd that applauded Kanemoto’s pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning. […]

8/18/12 – Hanshin (Home)

August 18th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows  1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Tateyama pitched a clutch game to halt the Swallows’ losing streak, and the offense did just enough to squeak by the Tigers. The Swallows faithful were greeted with yet another injury report tonight. Aikawa was diagnosed with […]