July 9th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 9th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Tied 1 Last 5: LLLLD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows fought the Carp to a 12-inning draw, snapping a seven-game losing streak… sort of? In some ways, this game played out like a less extreme version of Friday’s, with the lead given up in the […]

July 2nd, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 2nd, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4  Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LWWLL (Koshien Stadium) Ishikawa continued his winless streak as the increasingly injury-plagued Swallows dropped the series at Koshien. This game belonged to that most painful variety: the one you think there’s actually a chance of winning. Ishikawa looked solid enough, […]

June 25, 2017 vs. Yokohama

June 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa continued his long, sad losing streak as the birds went scoreless at home. A bit of an abbreviated report, as all the scoring came from the other side: Ishikawa gave up two runs over five innings, […]

June 18th, 2017 vs. Hokkaido

June 18th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WWWWL (Jingu Stadium)   A ninth-inning mini-rally saved the Swallows from a shutout, but not a loss, in the final game of interleague play. While the previous day, our own David Buchanan pitched a complete game shutout, the tables were […]

June 11, 2017 @ Chiba

June 11th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Zozo Marine Stadium) The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. […]

June 4, 2017 vs. Saitama

June 4th, 2017 Seibu Lions 8 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Tie 1    Last 5: LLLLT (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After finding themselves down by five, the Swallows managed to claw their way back to… a tie. You know what? I’ll take it. Sunday boy Hoshi started for the Swallows, while Brian Wolfe took the mound […]

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 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 14th, 2017 vs. Chunichi

May 14th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: WLWLW (“Home” at Matsuyama) Remember Saturday, when the game ended with a ninth-inning homer? This was like that, but the good version. In his third start of the season, rookie pitcher Hoshi faced off against veteran Yoshimi in […]

May 7th, 2017 @ Yokohama

May 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 12 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) A plethora of run support made it an easy first professional win for rookie Hoshi. Tokyo took Yokohama starter Kubo to the mat in the first, scoring a total of five runs. Hits by Sakaguchi and Fujii plus a walk […]