Aug 7th 2016, vs. Hanshin

Aug 7th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2         Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) With another series win, the Swallows’ recovery began to look more secure. This one was a doozy.

Jul 31st 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 31st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 10 Streak: Lost 6 Last 5: LLLLL (Tokyo Dome) After five straight losses, including a tattooing yesterday, the Swallows had to notch a win, if only to give Tokyo a chance to catch its collective breath. Unfortunately, it appears Shohei Tateyama was traded to the Giants after […]

July 24th 2016, @ Chunichi

July 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: LLWWW (Nagoya Dome) Yoshinori managed to not blister up and helped the Birds to an unusual third straight win. Sweep!

July 7th 2016, @ Yokohama

July 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama Baystars 5 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After a couple of painful contests against the Basters, Tokyo sought to salvage a little dignity. The fairly reliable Muranaka would attempt the feat. Not to be. Once again, a Lueke meltdown played a pivotal role in […]

July 3rd 2016, vs. Yomiuri (Akita)

July 3rd, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Akita) The high-flying fifth-place Swallows sought to capitalize on their new momentum by taking lovely Akita by storm. They did. The Scoring: Bottom of the first, one out. Sakaguchi singled to right. Kawabata grounded out. Yamada walked. Yuhei hit an […]

June 26th 2016, vs. Chunichi

June 26th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following a comfortable 5-1 victory and a thumping 13-9 victory, the Swallows continued to try inch their way out of the basement by sweeping the Dragons. Questions over the OF remained. Extra-innings victory excitement! A walk-off! The Scoring: […]

June 19th 2016, vs. Saitama

June 19th, 2016 Saitama Lions 7  Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Coming off a big win, then a narrow one, the Swallows stood in the rare position of having a shot at a sweep. The persistent drizzle made control tough for pitchers on both teams and the […]

June 17th 2016,vs. Saitama

June 17th, 2016 Saitama Lions 1 Tokyo Swallows  5 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While surely still bleeding after last night’s debacle, the Swallows hosted the Lions, hoping for a bit of dignity. The Scoring: Top of the second. No scoring, but Imanami was stretchered off after a collision. […]

June 12th 2016, @ Chiba

June 12th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 7 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (QVC Marine Stadium) The Swallows have rarely had a rosy path through Interleague play. Some games are worse than others, though. Like today’s massacre. The Scoring: Bottom of the first. Kato singled and Takahama bunted him to second. Despaigne […]

May 29th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Christopher called yesterday’s game a see-saw. The analogy holds for a series as a whole. Hara had another shaky Sunday, but it was Kyuko was most badly beaten, even though the scorecard will show Matsuoka bleeding the […]