May 30th 2015, @ Fukuoka

May 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 5 Fukuoka Hawks 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LTWLW (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Your Birds controlled this one from start to finish, leveling their away series against Fukuoka. In the top of the first, Fujii drew an eight-pitch walk with one out, and Kawabata worked a 2-1 changeup into right […]

6/2/12 – Fukuoka (Away)

June 2nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 7 Fukuoka Hawks 2 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Fukuoka Dome) No doubt many Tsubamegun readers were weary of reading too much into last night’s score, as the last time the Swallows won big it marked the beginning of a 10 game losing streak. While it may be […]

5/17/12 – Fukuoka (Home)

May 17th, 2012 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WDLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Payback’s a bitch! After last night’s unreal drubbing of the Hawks, the boys from Fukuoka reciprocated in game 2. Nakamura gets the start in place of Aikawa tonight. I’m guessing that Nakamura will be […]

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 […]

Around the Central League: February 9, 2012

Chunichi Dragons Signed reliever Jorge Sosa to a one year deal. Sosa has a 4.72 ERA through 294 big league appearances. Yomiuri Giants NPB Tracker thinks the Giants should be legitimate contenders this year. Hanshin Tigers Kubo and Hirano finally re-signed. The team shaved 40 million yen off of Kubo’s salary and tacked 30 of […]

Around the Central League: January 7, 2011

Chunichi Dragons Mr. Takagi, the Dragons’ energetic and cuddly new manager, wants fans to touch his butt if they win the Central League Pennant in 2012. Yomiuri Giants In preparation for the upcoming season, Utsumi and several of his teammates went shopping in Guam. According to this report compiled by Yakyu Baka, Yomiuri will likely […]

Top Five Tokyo Swallows Posts of 2011

Hello 2012, and Happy New Year to everyone out there in Tsubamegun land! We’d like to welcome you to the new year, and a spring training camp in Okinawa that’s only a month away, by looking back briefly on the most popular posts of last season. They’re listed here according to page views, and it’s […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 05 (December 2011)

We’re back! It’s been a while since our last audio edition, but David and Christopher sat down again on a Sunday afternoon to make fun of each other a little bit and talk about everything that has happened since the Central League playoffs kicked off at Meiji Jingu Stadium at the end of October. After […]

2011 Japan Series – Chunichi vs Fukuoka (Softbank)

Fukuoka win the 2011 Japan Series 4-3 over Chunichi.

2011 Central League champs, the Chunichi Dragons, advanced to the Japan Series after defeating the Tokyo Swallows in six games in the final stage of the playoffs. The Fukuoka (Softbank) Hawks won the Pacific League pennant and then swept the Saitama Seibu Lions to face Chunichi in the best-of-seven series.

2011 Climax Series Final Stage Schedule

It’s now time to decide who will move on to the 2011 Japan Series. The schedule for the final stage of the Climax Series is set to go a little something like this (scroll down for the Pacific League schedule): Central League 2nd place Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs 1st place Chunichi Dragons All games will […]