Sept 20th 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 20th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Tokyo Dome) This one began poorly. And your Swallows weren’t able to get a runner on base until the top of the fifth. And in case there was any doubt, we can now confirm that the Swallows have been mathematically eliminated […]

Aug 25th 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 25th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)  The Swallows managed to salvage the series by avoiding a sweep thanks in part to yet another Coco homer. The team managed to prevail in a back and forth game that saw some ugly […]

Random Stats and Trivia from the First Half

The Swallows have played 82 games prior to the All Star break. The Swallows find themselves in last place at the break for the first time since 1986. What follows is a disjointed list of stats and trivia from the team’s first 82 games. The team’s 32-49-1 record puts them 2 games out of fifth […]

May 12th 2013, vs Hanshin

May 12th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers  4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Botchan Stadium – Matsuyama) Tokyo got an early lead and held onto it for most of the game thanks to Yagi’s solid start, but Hanshin won the game on a three-run effort in the top of the eighth. And guess […]

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 […]

10/01/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

October 1st, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo finished out its regular season schedule against crosstown rival, Yomiuri, in some style with a rather uneventful win over the 2012 Central League champs. The win brought Tokyo’s regular season record against the Giants to […]

03/31/12 Yomiuri (Away)

March 30th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WW— (Tokyo Dome) After last night’s strong pitching win, the bats came alive to cover for one shaky inning by Muranaka. Both teams came out with the same lineup as yesterday, with sophomore Sawamura pitching for the Giants and Muranaka starting […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: March 23rd, 2012

Swallows Present As mentioned in our most recent podcast, Balentien could start the year on the top team. Because he’s starting to show some life at the plate, mixed with Roman’s continued stability on the mound, and abetted by Lim’s tender throwing arm, Tokyo’s well-paid closer could start the year on the farm instead. Yet […]

The Monday Review #16

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

10/2/11 – Yokohama (Away)

October 2nd, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Yokohama Stadium) After watching its young pitchers get knocked about the park for the past two days, Tokyo looked to salvage a bit of pride against the recently very feisty BayStars. Tokyo opened the scoring on a solo Hatakeyama […]