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 […]

April 30, 2017 vs. Yomiuri

April 30th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Rookie Hoshi gave up a couple runs in his first outing as a starter, but his quality start plus some decent bat support led the Swallows to victory in the so-called Tokyo Series. The scoring: Bottom of […]

April 23rd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a meltdown from starter Ohlendorf, the Swallows almost swept Hiroshima at home. But then they didn’t. Ross Ohlendorf, on his fourth outing as starter, was looking for his first win, but it was clear from the outset […]

April 16th, 2017 @ Yokohama

April 15th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL Yokohama Stadium A couple Balentien homers couldn’t prevent a loss for Ross in Yokohama. The BayStars scored in the bottom of the first with a Lopez home run. 1-0 Yokohama. The Swallows struck back and took the lead in the third. Yamada, […]

April 9th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Mazda Stadium) Your 2017 Yakult Swallows have now dropped five in a row. An inauspicious start to the young season. The scoring began in the bottom of the third, when Ohlendorf, in his second start for the birds, gave up […]

April 2nd, 2017 vs. Yokohama

April 2nd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The birds came back from a mediocre game on Saturday to win the first series of the 2017 season, and in grand sayonara fashion courtesy one Atsushi Ugumori. New team addition Ross Ohlendorf (whose actual first […]