July 18th 2017, @ Yokohama

July 18th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama Baystars 1 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows are now winless is 13 games in July. Hoshi allowed an RBI triple to Kajitani for a single run in the fourth, and that’s all the BayStars needed. The Swallows bats scattered 3 single in nine […]

July 17th, 2017 @ Yokohama

July 17th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 12: LLLLLLLTLLLL The Swallows came out of the All Star break looking to get their first July win. The pitching matchup for tonight was Juri Hara vs. Kenta Imanaga. These two pitched against each other at the end of their amateur career […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 40 (July, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the third time this year to discuss the downward slope this season has taken. This episode was recorded on the afternoon of July 9, just two days removed from the CARPocalypse. Topics this month include: The history of #40. The Swallows record. Reliving the CARPocalypse. Ogawa as a […]

July 11th 2017, @ Yomiuri

July 11th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 2 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLTLL The Swallows once again failed to get their first win of July. The Giants scored on a no out bases loaded sac fly and a Sakamoto solo shot. Hoshi pitched seven innings of strong baseball but got […]

July 7th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 7th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 6 Last 6: LLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For eight innings and almost three hours, Swallows fans were treated to a very enjoyable game. Then the bottom fell out abruptly in the ninth. The Swallows bats did plenty of work in tonight’s game. Through the […]

June 30th, 2017 @ Hanshin

June 30th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows prevailed in an ugly game. But at what cost? David Buchanon had a shaky command of the strike zone to start the game. He walked two in the first inning and opened the second with back-to-back […]

June 23rd, 2017, vs. Yokohama

June 23rd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While David Buchanon didn’t have a pretty night, the Swallows offense prevailed in a wild seesaw game. The Swallows struck first in the third inning. Ino lead off the inning with a single, Buchanan bunted him over […]

June 16th 2017, vs. Hokkaido

June 16th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Sapporo Dome) It is with great pleasure that I present you a complete first team Swallows writeup, as the Swallows overcame the Fighters at Jingu. The Fighters got on the board first with a Sho Nakata solo shot in the […]

June 9th 2017, @ Chiba

June 9th, 2017 There is no god, the Swallows lost to the PL cellar dwellers, and the Giants’ losing streak came to an end officially making the Swallows the only winless team in Interleague. Twitter is now awash with jokes about how the Swallows should just start the farm team, a process is slowly coming […]

June 2nd, 2017, vs. Saitama

June 2nd, 2017 Let’s cut to the chase, the Swallows lost again tonight. The game followed the same rough script as the previous night’s loss in Osaka. If you want more details, scroll down to the bottom of this post. But I thought the other game that was played in Tokyo tonight would be of […]