May 24th 2017, @ Hiroshima

May 24th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: WWLLL Last 5: Lost 3 (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The Swallows were soundly beaten on a rainy evening in Hiroshima, dropping their third straight game. Ishikawa started and wasn’t at his best, but hung around despite letting a fair few Carp on base over his […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 39 (May, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo re-unite for a bit of a downer-cast as they cast a bleak eye over the bizarro first month and change of the new season. NOTE: This podcast was recorded way back on May 6, 2017, but life and stuff got in the way of posting it until now. Since then a […]

May 17th 2017, @ Yomiuri

May 17th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: WLWLW (The Stain Dome) Yoshinori pitched an absolute gem as he got his first win against Yomiuri in some six years, with Tokyo’s bats running wild at the stain dome. The Swallows pounced on their opposition’s pitching from the […]

May 10th 2017, vs. Hiroshima

May 10th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows bats put runs up on the board, but alas the arms couldn’t keep Carp runs at bay as Seiya Suzuki ran amok. Yamanaka had his shortest outing of the season so far giving up five […]

May 3rd 2017, vs. Hanshin

May 3rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: LWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows mini winning streak came to an end at the hands of Hanshin. Yamanaka did his part with another decent shift, the offence did put up some runs on the board with […]

Apr 26th 2017, @ Chunichi

April 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 8 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows showed some encouraging tenacity with the bat as they repeatedly clawed their way back in this one, ultimately prevailing in eleven innings. Also: Thank fuck for Iwase. David Buchanan came into this game boasting an […]

Apr 19th 2017, @ Yomiuri

April 19th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Kagoshima) The Swallows were kept off the board for the second straight night in Kyushu. This game gave me a headache. Isn’t this fun?* David Buchanan started for Tokyo, and had another extremely effective outing, giving up just the […]

Apr 12th 2017, vs. Chunichi

April 12th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 6          Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a rough five game losing streak on the road, the Swallows returned to the comfy confines of Jingu to take on the 6th placed Chunichi Dragons, a team that had won just […]

Apr 5th 2017, @ Hanshin

April 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Kyocera Dome) A monster Yoshio Itoi three-run home run off Josh Lueke in the 7th was the difference between the teams, as the Swallows fell to 3-2 for the nascent season. Yamanaka made his first start of the season […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 38 (March, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the first time this year to discuss the upcoming season in our annual Season Preview Extravaganzazazaza. Topics this month include: The Swallows’ #38. Pre-season excitement levels. 2016 Japan Series in-depth recap. Swallows vs. Children Exhibition Game. The Tokyo Swallows are now officially the most popular team in Japan […]