October 1st, 2017 vs. Chunichi

October 1st, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1          Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Congratulations to your 2017 Tokyo Yakult Swallows for “achieving” the most losses in the 68-year history of the team (yes, that even includes the years it was owned by Kokutetsu* and Sankei). Up […]

Sept 24th, 2017 vs. Yomiuri

September 24th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 4       Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) One more Swallows loss. To express the pain I feel, I will use haiku. Birds: two in the first. Yamada. Rivero. Yay! Could we win at last? Why would I think that? A pretty […]

Sept 10th, 2017 @ Yomiuri

September 10th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 6 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL Naruse made his first (and last?) start of the season (and as a Swallow?). And lost.   He of the infamous bathtub photo pitched a total of four innings and gave up two runs—one of which, to […]

August 27th, 2017 vs. Yokohama

August 27th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamanaka gets drilled at home. It was not a good day for our favorite submariner. Yamanaka gave up one in the first, two in the second and two in the fourth before being pulled. The bullpen gave […]

August 20th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 20, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The birds lose a heartbreaker in extra innings down in the ‘shima. The scoring: Hiroshima struck first. In the bottom of the fourth, Matsuyama hit a solo homer into the right stands. 1-0. Tokyo struck back […]

August 18th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 18, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Buchanan, Matsuoka and Kondo combined to pitch an excellent game of baseball, giving up just one run and six hits over the course of the game. Just one problem: the Swallows didn’t score at all. The […]

August 13th, 2017 @ Chunichi

August 13, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Nagoya Dome) A bad day for Yoshinori on the mound in Nagoya. The game started on a high note, as the Swallows managed to grab a run in the top of the first thanks to a Yamada RBI. The […]

August 6th, 2017 @ Hanshin

August 6th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 6 Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL (Kyocera Dome) Another loss in Osaka. But hey, at least the birds managed to put some runs on the board this time. The Swallows struck first against starter Nomi in the second inning. With two outs, Obiki reached […]

July 30th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 14 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) This ugly outing in Hiroshima, complete with some questionable officiating, looked winnable – until it didn’t. Ishikawa, looking for his first win since 2015 (that’s what it feels like, anyway) started for the Swallows, and actually […]

July 23rd, 2017 vs. Hanshin

July 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Saturday’s brief, glorious Yoshinori-given respite, the Swallows went right on back to losing in a game seriously lacking in run support. After the attempt to turn Ogawa into a closer failed spectacularly, he was […]