Jun 4th 2016, vs Orix

June 4th, 2016 Orix Buffaloes 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your 6th-place birds looked to snap a three game skid against the very team that halted their own four game slide the previous evening. The afternoon did not get off to a stellar start. Yamanaka allowed consecutive […]

Jun 22nd 2014, vs Orix

June 22nd, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had four errors today but still won in walk-off fashion. Unfortunately, Narveson had another start turn into a no-decision, but the good news is that the team’s four relievers didn’t allow a single run this afternoon. […]

Jun 16th 2013, @ Orix

June 16th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 8 Orix Buffaloes 10 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Kyocera Dome) And finally, brutally, the interleague portion of the season comes to an inglorious end. Until we meet again, Pa-League. As you can plainly and painfully see, a big sixth inning from the hometown Buffaloes was all it took […]

6/5/12 – Orix (Away)

June 5th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Orix Buffaloes 5  Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Kyocera Dome) Chances were created/wasted in equal measure and runs were gifted as the Swallows mini-revival came to an end in Osaka. Both teams wasted chances early on. In the top of the 1st, back-to-back two-out singles from Kawabata and […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 08 (May, 2012)

The interleague segment of the season has begun, and David and Christopher got back in front of the mics to talk about the first month-and-a-bit of the Swallows 2012 campaign. Key Points: How correct were our predictions from TS Podcast number seven? What grade would you give Tokyo’s performance thus far? General baseball-related stupidity Hand […]

5/20/12 – Orix (Home)

May 20th, 2012 Orix Buffaloes 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1  Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The run production woes continue. What do you need to know? After Wednesday’s blowout victory over 2011 Japan Series champion Fukuoka, the birds are a bit constipated run-wise. Not fun. Tokyo got off on the wrong […]

2012 Interleague Preview: Part 1

It’s that time of year again! When Central League teams face off against their Pacific League counterparts. Things will get started for the Swallows on Wednesday evening at Jingu when they face off against the defending Nippon Series Champion Hawks. The Interleague format hasn’t changed over the last couple of years, and if anyone needs […]

6/8/11 – Orix (Away)

June 8th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Orix Buffaloes 7 Streak: L1 Last 5: LWWWL (Kyocera Dome) What? We lost, OK? Want to keep reading, make us feel bad? Tokyo: 1. Aoki (CF) 2. Tanaka (2B) 3. Whitesell (DH) 4. Hatakeyama (1B) 5. Balentien (RF) 6. Yuichi (LF) 7. Miyamoto (3B) 8. Fujimoto (SS) 9. […]

5/26/11 – Orix (Home)

May 26th, 2011 Orix Buffaloes 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLDLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   That’s right folks! That’s not a typo. The Swallows managed to score more points than their opponent. For those of you who don’t remember what that’s called, that’s called a win. Today’s lineup featured a […]

5/25/11 – Orix (Home)

May 25th, 2011 Orix Buffaloes 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: L1 (6-game winless streak) Last 5: LLLDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a week on the skids and their lead in the CL dropping to a precarious half game ahead of Hiroshima, the Swallows took the field against the PL’s last-place perennial doormats, Orix, hoping […]