June 18, 2017 vs. Hokkaido

June 18th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WWWWL (Jingu Stadium)   A ninth-inning mini-rally saved the Swallows from a shutout, but not a loss, in the final game of interleague play. While the previous day, our own David Buchanan pitched a complete game shutout, the tables were […]

June 17th, 2017 vs Hokkaido

June 17th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4    Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium)   What a difference a week makes! And it was all thanks to a phenomenal outing by Tokyo starter, David Buchanan, who knocked the Hokkaido offense off-kilter with an efficient and dominant complete game shutout. The offense […]

June 16th 2017, vs. Hokkaido

June 16th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Sapporo Dome) It is with great pleasure that I present you a complete first team Swallows writeup, as the Swallows overcame the Fighters at Jingu. The Fighters got on the board first with a Sho Nakata solo shot in the […]

June 15th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 15th, 2017 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Juri Hara pitched his first career complete game and Yuhei had four hits as the Swallows took two of three from the Pacific League leading Rakutens. In what seemed like a lopsided pitching matchup, Hara […]

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 13th 2017, vs. Tohoku

June 13th, 2017 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 12 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This one looked like it might get rained out. It would have been more fun for Tokyo if it had. The Tsubamegun could have retired to a nearby watering hole to contemplate the disappointing season […]

June 11, 2017 @ Chiba

June 11th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Zozo Marine Stadium) The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. The Swallows won a baseball game. […]

June 10th, 2017 @ Chiba

June 10th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 4 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Zozo Marine Stadium) The birds from Tokyo lost (again) to the birds from Chiba. Isn’t this fun?! It’s just another Saturday without Ogawa. This game was never that far out of reach, but the Marines did score first. And […]

June 9th 2017, @ Chiba

June 9th, 2017 There is no god, the Swallows lost to the PL cellar dwellers, and the Giants’ losing streak came to an end officially making the Swallows the only winless team in Interleague. Twitter is now awash with jokes about how the Swallows should just start the farm team, a process is slowly coming […]

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 […]