Archives for May 2017

May 31st 2017, @ Orix

May 31st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Orix Buffaloes 2 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Kyocera Dome) INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS: Ishikawa pitched six innings of solid four-hit ball. He got a wafer-thin backing of run support to the tune of one run, via a 5th inning Ueda triple and RBI sac fly from Nakamura. […]

May 30th 2017, @ Orix

May 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Orix Buffaloes 9 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLLWL (Kyocera Dome)

May 28th, 2017 @ Chunichi

May 28th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Nagoya Dome) An explosive second inning and some impressive pitching helped snapped the Swallows’ losing streak in Nagoya. An explosive second inning and some impressive pitching helped snapped the Swallows’ losing streak in Nagoya. The Swallows scored big in […]

May 27th, 2017 @ Chunichi

May 27th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows dropped their fifth straight and second in a row down in Nagoya. Another late inning crumble from the relief corps compounded the team’s tepid offense. Your Birds scored first with a little help from opposing […]

May 26th, 2017, @ Chunichi

May 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows lost another heartbreaker in the ninth against the Dragons. It was the battle of the 2015 first round draftees with Juri Hara facing Shinnosuke Ogasawara. Hara built on his previous strong start and pitched seven […]

May 24th 2017, @ Hiroshima

May 24th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: WWLLL Last 5: Lost 3 (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The Swallows were soundly beaten on a rainy evening in Hiroshima, dropping their third straight game. Ishikawa started and wasn’t at his best, but hung around despite letting a fair few Carp on base over his […]

May 23rd 2017, @ Hiroshima

May 23rd, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: WWWLL   Last 5: Lost 2 (Mazda Zoom Zoom Zoom. Zoom Zoom-Zoom-Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Swallows were edged out in this small-ball scrum.

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 39 (May, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo re-unite for a bit of a downer-cast as they cast a bleak eye over the bizarro first month and change of the new season. NOTE: This podcast was recorded way back on May 6, 2017, but life and stuff got in the way of posting it until now. Since then a […]

May 21st, 2017 vs. Hanshin

May 21st, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) A wild thing that made Tigers fans’ hearts sing killed what should’ve been an easy win at home for Tokyo. It was a battle of rookie pitchers on a very summer-like today at Jingu, with […]

May 20th, 2017 vs Hanshin

May 20th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 4      Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds won their fourth on the trot and pulled closer to third place Gomiuri. Ogawa was effective again as the offense clicked when it needed to. Hanshin held a lead for a short while […]