Jul 28th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 28th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 10 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) Tokyo scored seven runs for the second night in a row, but once again the pitching didn’t hold up. And your Swallows are still in last place. Balentien was held out of the lineup […]

Apr 25th 2013, vs Hiroshima

April 25th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows win back-to-back for the first time since April 3rd in a rollercoaster game that was not good for the heart. The game clocked in at five hours and two minutes, and went for 12 innings. […]

Apr 18th 2013, vs Chunichi

April 18th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 6 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) To say that the Swallows are slumping right now would be an understatement. The Swallows lost their fourth series in a row in a game which would’ve been funny if we weren’t Swallows fans. Luckily for […]

Apr 11th 2013, @ Chunichi

April 11th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWLWL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows lost their second series in a row as they dropped the rubber match against the Dragons. Tonight, the Swallows lost to the 1-2 punch of Daniel Cabrera and Hector Luna. On the Swallows side, it […]

Apr 4th 2013, @ Hiroshima

April 4th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0  Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) The Carp won their first game of the 2013 campaign with a little help from the Swallows. Neither team looked particularly strong tonight and the game seemed like series of missed opportunities, especially for […]

9/13/12 – Hanshin (Away)

September 12th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LDWWL (Koshien) The Swallows miss a bunch of opportunities, and the Tigers managed to capitalize on a few opportunities to deny the Birds a sweep at Koshien. The scoring began in the bottom of the first as the Tigers got men […]

8/31/12 – Chunichi (Home)

August 31st, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Drew 2  Last 5: WLWDD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Poor pitching was seen at the start and end of tonight’s game. Both starters had a rough first few innings and then closers for both teams slipped up in the ninth. Tonight saw both teams don the throw-back uni’s […]

8/03/12 – Chunichi (Home)

August 3rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Good Roman made an appearance for the Birds last night, Good Akagawa reemerged tonight. While not being quite as dominant as Roman, Akagawa did manage to give the bullpen an extra day of rest. The consecutive […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: July 3, 2012

Holy crap. Is July really here already? Here’s something to read while treading cautiously. We just witnessed a week of starting pitching that was as consistently poor as we’ve seen all year. Tateyama had arguably the best start of the week, giving up four earned runs off of 11 hits in six and two-thirds innings […]

6/14/11 – Tohoku (Away)

June 14th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Kleenex Stadium Miyagi) The Swallows managed to keep the good times going with another win against the Eagles. Things looked a little hairy for Akagawa off the start as the young pitcher gave up back-toback 2 out […]