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 […]

Jun 10th 2016, @ Chiba

June 10th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (QVC Marine Stadium) Tonight was a battle between two big names, Ogawa for the Swallows and Wakui for the Marines, who didn’t notch a win during the entire month of May. After both sides went hitless in the first, Tokyo […]

May 18th 2013, vs Chiba

May 18th, 2013 Chiba Lotte Marines 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Last 5: LLLWW  Streak: Won 2 (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows sweep their two game series against the Marines at Jingu in a bizarre series of plays that should’ve seen the Swallows win comfortably, but ultimately lead to a cardiac-inducing game. If I had told […]

Swallows Acquire Masahiko Tanaka from the Marines

Read that headline carefully folks… That is MASAHIKO Tanaka of the Marines, not Masahiro Tanaka of the Eagles. The Swallows did not add a super ace to the roster, instead they acquired a third string catcher at the low low price of a third string catcher. Ryohei Kawamoto will be headed the other way to […]

6/19/12 – Chiba (Home) [Game Cancelled]

June 19th, 2012   Chiba Lotte Marines  Tokyo Yakult Swallows Last 5: LWWLW Streak: Won 1 (Jingu Stadium) The last dose of interleague “joy” will have to wait another day, as tonight’s game has been cancelled due to the impending typhoon(s) due to hit the Kanto region later today. They will try again tomorrow evening. […]

5/24/12 – Chiba (Away)

May 24th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Lost 5   Last 5: LLLLL (QVC Marine Field) That’s right folks, that’s 5 L’s filling up the ‘Last 5’ field. Another night, another loss, I’m starting to feel like a BayStars fan. The Swallows shake up the line up hard by sending […]

5/22/12 – Chiba (Away) [Game Cancelled]

May 22nd, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows   Chiba Lotte Marines  Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (QVC Marine Field) This evening’s game fell victim to a day of rain, and will be rescheduled for Thursday 24th at 6:15pm.

2012 Interleague Preview: Part 1

It’s that time of year again! When Central League teams face off against their Pacific League counterparts. Things will get started for the Swallows on Wednesday evening at Jingu when they face off against the defending Nippon Series Champion Hawks. The Interleague format hasn’t changed over the last couple of years, and if anyone needs […]

Tokyo Swallows off-season updates: February 27, 2012

Tokyo Swallows Wladimir Balentien is having some right elbow issues and hasn’t been able to practice at 100%. It seems like Ogawa is starting to get a little impatient (link in Japanese). Balentien didn’t play in Tokyo’s pre-season game against Hanshin on Saturday. Tokyo beat Hokkaido 3-0 in a practice game on Thursday February 23rd. […]

Around the Central League: January 11, 2012

Chunichi Dragons Free agent LHP Wei-ying Chen signed with Baltimore. It’s a three-year deal that consequently puts a serious dent in Chunichi’s ability to keep opposing teams off the board. Cheers to that! Yomiuri Giants Sounds like the Giants may be about to sign utility INF/OF John Bowker who was recently released by the Phillies. […]