Sept 29th 2014, @ Hiroshima

September 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Both starters were chased early in this contest, the long ball dictated the pace, and this game was just plain crazy. The Tokyo bats finally got to Heath in the middle innings, just when it was looking […]

Jun 28th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

June 28th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Akita) A very unappetizing, unsavory, and unsexy game was played in Akita Prefecture today. Narveson allowed nine runs (six earned) during his three and one-third innings on the mound. Narveson recorded outs against the first two batters he faced today, but […]

Jun 22nd 2014, vs Orix

June 22nd, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had four errors today but still won in walk-off fashion. Unfortunately, Narveson had another start turn into a no-decision, but the good news is that the team’s four relievers didn’t allow a single run this afternoon. […]

Jun 15th 2014, @ Hokkaido

June 15th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hokkaido Fighters 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LWLLW (Sapporo Dome) Your birds looked to halt a two-game slide up in Sapporo cavern. A beautiful afternoon for a baseball game, but the cover stayed on. No matter though, the Swallows rallied late to split the away series in Hokkaido. […]

May 24th 2014, @ Saitama

May 24th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 8 Saitama Seibu Lions 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL Seibu Dome Streak: LLLLLLLLLLWL (Seibu Dome) Tokyo finally broke a 10-game losing streak in Saitama, but they may very well have embarked on a new one this afternoon. This game sucked kind of hard. Especially if you actually went […]

May 16th 2014, @ Chunichi

May 16th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Nagoya Dome) The fourth change of venue in four days, and your Tokyo Swallows put together yet another convincing win. And Narveson got his long-overdue first W in Japan. This game was pretty quiet through three, but then Kawabata reached base […]

Monday Bullets #5 (Empowerment Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. This year’s “Empowerment” fan uniforms were announced. Once again the uniforms are surgical scrub green, but this year they feature navy blue sleeves. These uniforms will be […]

May 10th 2014, @ Yokohama

May 10th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After winning two consecutive series against the likes of Hanshin and Hiroshima, Tokyo have already dropped the first two games against the only team in the Central League who is having a relatively harder time getting its poop […]

May 4th 2014, vs Hanshin

May 4th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Hanshin leveled the series despite a strong outing from Tokyo starter, Chris Narveson. The Swallows offense was somehow unable to figure out the opposing starter, Tsuru, who allowed the leadoff batter to reach base in four of the […]

Apr 27th 2014, vs Chunichi

April 27th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The visiting Chunichi Dragons scored four runs for the third night in a row, but it wasn’t enough to stop Tokyo and it’s bevy of nine singles. Your birds were able to protect the lead late in the game […]