Aug 9th 2016, @Chunichi

Aug 9th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows saw their two game winning streak snapped in an extra innings loss but more importantly, all-world second baseman Yamada left the game with a bad back. The Scoring: Bottom of the third: Chunichi scored on […]

Aug 2nd 2016, vs. Hiroshima

August 2nd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 16 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 7 Last 5: LLLLL (Toda Jingu Stadium) The Swallows dropped their seventh straight game in not so dramatic fashion as they fell 16-4 to the mighty Hiroshima Bottomfeeders. Recently decimated by injuries, the current Swallows squad looks more like what you’d usually see down […]

Jul 26th 2016, @ Hanshin

July 26th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Koshien Stadium) In the latest battle between the Central League’s two worst clubs, the Swallows wasted Ishikawa’s quality start and saw their three game winning streak come to an end. First inning: the Swallows took an early lead on all-world […]

Jul 19th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 19th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows found themselves in an early hole, clawed their way back into the game, had a grand opportunity to go ahead, blew that opportunity, and paid for it dearly at the end.  The starters for this […]

July 12th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 12th 2016 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Nagano Olympic Stadium) The fierce battle for sixth place in the Central League found itself in Nagano on Tuesday night. The submariner Yamanaka had a great start but the bullpen imploded again for the umpteenth time this season. The Scoring […]

July 5th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 5th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama Baystars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows saw their three game winning snapped in Yokohama as their bats went silent against all-star pitcher Yamaguchi. Submariner Yamanaka started for Tokyo and Yamaguchi for Yokohama. Second inning: Yokohama got the scoring started on a timely […]

Jun 28th 2016, @ Hiroshima

June 28th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Miyoshi Kinsai Stadium) Tokyo’s modest three game winning streak came to a halt at the hands of Hiroshima’s ten game winning streak. The Swallows on Tuesday began a three game series against Central League leaders (by a wide margin) Hiroshima. […]

Jun 14th 2016, vs Softbank

June 14th, 2016 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In a rematch of last year’s Nippon Series (remember when the Swallows played for the championship last year???) the Swallows overcame another terrible start by a pitcher and knocked off SoftBank in come from behind fashion. […]

Jun 7th 2016, @ Tohoku

Jun 7th 2016 Tohoku Golden Eagles 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 6  Last 5: LLLLL (Koriyama Stadium) Sixth place baseball reaches a new low as the Swallows drop their sixth straight to fall ten games under .500 The Swallows continued their interleague schedule on Tuesday, starting a three game set against fellow sixth place […]

May 31st 2016, @ Hokkaido

May 31st 2016 Tokyo Swallows 8 Hokkaido Fighters 4 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLWLW (Sapporo Dome) It’s time for interleague baseball. First stop: Hokkaido Last season’s inter league schedule was not  friendly to the Swallows and the rest of the Central League ball clubs as Hanshin was the only club to finish about .500. […]