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 […]

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. […]

Jun 14th 2014, @ Hokkaido

June 14th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hokkaido Fighters 7 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL (Sapporo Dome) Some old faces were in the lineup to help boost the team because the injuries just keep on coming. Even though they were rock solid at the plate, the team surrendered it’s customary half-dozen-plus runs to put the […]

Jun 9th 2013, vs Hokkaido

June 9th, 2013 Hokkaido Fighters 10 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In Chris Leroux’s first start for the Swallows last week, it was all about the balks. A week later there were no balks, but Leroux’s teammates managed to put together six errors to help cement the first […]

6/17/12 – Hokkaido (Away)

June 17th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Sapporo Dome) Coco!! That’s right. Came back and won it in the 9th inning! Overall, the birds had another rough day at the plate. This contest remained a pitcher’s duel for much of the afternoon, and Tokyo […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 4th, 2012

Things were a touch better last week, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while deferring to logic. Swallow of the Week After losing an agonizing 9 straight games, the Swallows entered the week with a retooled top team roster (check the Roster Updates section of last week’s Snapshot for more info on the shakeup) […]

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 16, 2012

Chunichi Dragons The talk of Araki and Ibata switching back to their original positions, 2nd and short, respectively, continues. Not that anyone cares. Victor Diaz might be on the team’s radar. Diaz played in Korea in 2009. Yomiuri Giants Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri’s prized homegrown shortstop, has been reaping the benefits of Shinya Miyamoto’s guidance this […]