August 18, 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 13, 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 23, 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 […]

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. […]