Archives for May 2015

May 31st 2015, @ Fukuoka

May 31st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: TWLWW (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) In a reverse of last night, the Birds (as opposed to the mere birds, of Fukuoka), fell quickly to Fukuoka and never recovered. It was a rough outing for Ishiyama. Bottom of the first. A […]

May 30th 2015, @ Fukuoka

May 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 5 Fukuoka Hawks 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LTWLW (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Your Birds controlled this one from start to finish, leveling their away series against Fukuoka. In the top of the first, Fujii drew an eight-pitch walk with one out, and Kawabata worked a 2-1 changeup into right […]

May 29th 2015, vs Fukuoka

May 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Fukuoka Hawks 7 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLTWL (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) The Swallows traveled down to Fukuoka to play in the Fukuoka Dome which was renovated in the past offseason to bring in the outfield fences to encourage more home runs. That plan worked and the Hawks’ […]

May 28th 2015, vs Hokkaido

May 28th, 2015 Hokkaido Fighters 4 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLTW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a merciless beating followed by a hard fought tie, the pendulum finally swung fully to the Swallows side and the Swallows got a (relatively) easy win against the Fighters to end the season series 1-1-1. […]

May 27th 2015, vs Hokkaido

May 27th, 2015 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Tied 1   Last 5: LWWLT (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a disappointing opening game to this season’s interleague schedule, the Swallows and Fighters were more much competitive and even in tonight’s game. Things got so even that nobody went home winners. For the second night […]

May 26th 2015, vs Hokkaido

May 26th, 2015 Hokkaido Fighters 12 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Today marks the 5th anniversary of the day that the right-honorable esteemed manager of high esteem, Shigeru Takada, stepped down from his job as captain of the good ship Swallows. But as tonight’s game proved, with […]

May 24th 2015, @ Hiroshima

May 24th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: LWLWW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Another high-scoring day out in Hiroshima for the Swallows. This also marks the first time Tokyo has managed to string together two consecutive wins since beating the Giants on April 24th and 25th. […]

May 23rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

May 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 12 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLWLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Your Birds finally got the better of Kris Johnson. Finally. The visitors scored in batches. That eight run sixth inning is one of the bigger explosions you’ll see this year. Certainly the biggest […]

May 22nd 2015, @ Hiroshima

May 22nd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)    In a matchup of two of the best starting pitchers in Japan, the game unsurprisingly came down to one run and which team would take advantage of chances.  The Scoring Bottom […]

Swallows agree to terms with Mitch Dening

The Swallows announced they have agreed to terms with 26 year old Australian outfielder Mitch Dening. Dening has spent the last two years playing for the Niigata Albirex of the independent BC League. Dening is a former Red Sox prospect who never made it past AA. Dening also played for the Australian national team in […]