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 […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 37 (October, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the final time this year to discuss the last month of the 2016 season and it’s aftermath. Waffled about topics this month include: The end of meaningful baseball. #37 and the world of back-up catchers. The Swallows’ dreary September. The starting pitching regression and subsequent drop to 5th. Clinching beverage […]

Sept 28th 2016, vs Yokohama

September 28th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLLLW The Swallows played out their final home game of the season with a win against the playoff-bound BayStars, and also bid farewell to the one and only Ryosuke Morioka. Ishikawa took the mound for Tokyo with a chance […]

Sept 17th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 17th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows came from behind to win their final game against Yomiuri this season, signing-out with their first win at the across-town “ballpark” in 2016. Sugiura has been generally terrible against Yomiuri this season and that pattern […]