Apr 17th 2016, vs. Yokohama

April 17th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows  5 Streak: WLWWW  Last 5: Won 3 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium) A week ago, the BayStars left Juri Hara with welts, Would our valiant youth notch his first pro win? Would he at least recover a bit of face against Yokohama? Alas, no. Four innings ending in blood […]

Apr 10th 2016, @ Yokohama

April 10th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LWWLL (Yokohama Stadium) A late inning near-miss rally was not enough to overcome a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad, four-inning day for Juri Hara as the Swallows slip into last place. The Scoring: Bottom of the first. Kuwahara doubled off the first […]

Apr 3rd 2016, vs. Chunichi

April 3rd, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: WDWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo followed up its biggest win of the season so far with a close, but lackluster loss, mainly to Drew Naylor, who continued making his mark at Tokyo’s expense*. The Scoring: The Swallows stranded nine […]

2015 Swallows’ Draft Recap

We usually post this recap shortly after the draft but this year the calendar year has already changed and all our draftees are already in spring camp giving me a bit more insight into how the team views its latest picks. But the 2015 draft was memorable not just for the players the team took […]