Sept 7th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama Baystars 7 Streak: Lost 3     Last 5: LWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s remarkable winning streak came to an end and with it in all likelihood went Tokyo’s post-season hopes, as they now sit 4 games behind the 3rd place BayStars with 14 games to play. Tokyo […]

Aug 31st 2016, @ Yomiuri

August 31st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 0 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Toyama) Yasuhiro Ogawa’s quite remarkable month of August came to an end as he registered his fourth win on the bounce, the last three of which all being of the complete game variety, with tonight’s being the proverbial cherry on […]

Aug 10th 2016, @ Chunichi

August 10th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Ogawa registered his first win since June 24th as the Kawabata-Yamada-Hatakeyama-Yuhei-less Swallows put up just enough runs on the board to eke out a win in Nagoya. A run off two hits in the 1st put Ogawa […]

Aug 3rd 2016, vs. Hiroshima

August 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1    Last 9: WLLLLLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ladies and Gentlemen, are you ready for this? Ahem. The Swallows won a game of baseball this evening. I know right? Coming into tonight’s game, Tokyo were mired in a season’s worst 7 game losing streak. And […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 35 (August, 2016)

Summer has brought the heat and sweat to Tokyo and David, Chris, and Kozo get together once more to lament the continued dumpster fire that is the Swallows’ 2016 season. On the docket this month: The less than glamorous number 35. The 3 tiers of CL separation. The perpetual problem of (shitty) starting pitching, featuring […]

Jul 29th 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows upped the speed on their 6th place baseball joy train, losing their fourth straight game on the bounce. That sweep in Nagoya now seems such a distant memory… Davies started for Tokyo and wasn’t all […]

Jul 27th 2016, @ Hanshin

July 27th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 9 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WWWLL (Koshien Stadium) A quick round-up of what you need to know about tonight’s game: Cast your gaze upwards to the box score. Look at the bottom of the 4th inning. That was off 10 hits. That was the game. Glad […]

Jul 20th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 20th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows had a slender lead early, but let things slip before being eventually undone by a disastrous eighth inning, losing the rubber game of the series thanks in no small part to the red-hot Tsusugo’s second […]

July 13th 2016, vs. Hanshin

July 13th 2016 Kosuke Fukudome 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama made his second start of his comecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomecomeback and pitched five innings of pretty fortunate bend but somehow not break two run baseball. His final line: 5 IP | 91 NP | 10 H | 3 K […]

Jul 6th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 6th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yokohama Baystars 8 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WWWLL (Yokohama Stadium) A solid 5.1 inning performance from Shohei Tateyama on his return was ultimately wasted in a disastrous 8th inning, which saw a Yamada error followed-up by a Josh Lueke meltdown swing the game in the BayStars favour […]