July 19th 2017, @ Yokohama

July 19th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 5 Last 14: LLLLLLLDLLLLLL   PARTY LIKE IT’S 1970 JOY POINTS The Swallows inept offence put up three runs via three solo home runs. They didn’t create much else of note. Ishikawa did his bit. I still love him. Always will. The bullpen faltered twice late to […]

July 12th 2017, @ Yomiuri

July 12th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 8 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Last 5: LDLLL 6TH PLACE BASEBALL™   STREAK: LOST 10 JULY RECORD: W0-L10-D1 NOW: ALL-STAR BREAK THANK: FUCK

July 5th 2017, @ Chunichi

July 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows’ glorious brand of 6TH PLACE BASEBALL™ was on full display as they dropped their second straight game in Nagoya. Another decent shift from Hoshi was wasted as the bats couldn’t get to Chunichi starter Jordan, […]

June 28th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Fukushima)

June 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium) Another promising start from Hoshi laid the foundation for a some of that oh-so elusive Swallows timely hitting, which was good enough to snap Tokyo’s losing streak at three despite some typical 2017-Swallows buffoonery. Hoshi pitched […]

June 14th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 14th, 2017 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) 2017 INTERLEAGUE JOY COUNT: W2-L11-D1 LAST 3: WLW JOY? INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS Yoshinori pitched seven plucky innings of bend-not-break ball, for a final line of 7 IP | 113 NP | 3 H | 6 K | 6 BB | […]

June 7th 2017, @ Fukuoka

June 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Fukuoka Hawks 4 Streak: All the Ls     Last 8: LLLLLDLL (Pointless Auction Non-Opening Dome) 2017 INTERLEAGUE JOY COUNT: W0-L7-D1 INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS The Hawks runs all came via Yanagita long balls: a 3R jobbie off Ishikawa in the 3rd, and a solo shot off Naruse in the […]

May 31st 2017, @ Orix

May 31st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Orix Buffaloes 2 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Kyocera Dome) INTERLEAGUE JOY POINTS: Ishikawa pitched six innings of solid four-hit ball. He got a wafer-thin backing of run support to the tune of one run, via a 5th inning Ueda triple and RBI sac fly from Nakamura. […]

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 […]