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 […]

Sept 19th 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 19th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: DLWLL (Tokyo Dome) A pair of two-run innings midway through the game for the Giants put this one out of reach. Utsumi got his sixth win of the year in the process. Ishikawa only ended up pitching five innings which gives you […]

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 […]

Jul 4th 2013, @ Yokohama

July 4th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Ladies and gentleman, I have not had the chance to write up a win since the team’s Jingu sweep of the Marines. But with the Swallows coming off their first back-to-back wins since the aforementioned sweep, I had […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: March 6, 2012

Team News No idea whether this is for real or not, but Ogawa has said that he likes having Yuhei around because he can be used in the outfield or as a pitcher (LHP). Yuhei was a top pitching prospect that never panned out for the Swallows. He started working on converting to the outfield […]

Kawamoto and Kyuko undergo surgery

Tokyo’s Japanese-language website reported that catcher Ryouhei Kawamoto had successful surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle on the 17th of this month. It is projected that he will require up to two months to heal completely. Rookie pitcher, Kentaro Kyuko, also had surgery recently. On Monday November 21st, Kyuko had surgery on […]

Monday Review #17

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 […]