10/14/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 2)

October 14th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 0 Series: Chunichi 1-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Six innings of shutout pitching by Tateyama, another Balentien longball, plus two innings of perfect relief from Tony led to a crucial victory in a win-or-go-home game down in Nagoya. And with the two teams combining for a total of […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 11 (September, 2012)

As predicted at the beginning of the season, your Tokyo Swallows have made it to the postseason, and Dave and Christopher talk a bit about what lies ahead in this most recent edition of the TS Podcast (recorded prior to yesterday’s loss). So instead of looking forward to the next game report (tonight’s game was […]

11/2/11 – CL Climax Series Second Stage – Tokyo vs Chunichi (Game 1)

November 2nd, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 2 Series: Chunichi 2-0 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) So this is what it’s come down to. The Swallows are back in Nagoya Dome trying to make up for everything they lost there during the home stretch of the 2011 Central League pennant race. The last time that Tokyo […]

Player News: Tokyo backup INF Araki out with ankle fracture

As if things weren’t already bad enough on the injury front, Tokyo has at least one new headache to deal with. It was reported in the Chunichi Sports online paper that second year infielder, Takahiro Araki, sustained a fractured left ankle during practice. He will miss all future 2011 games. We covered this a bit […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 04 (October 2011)

With only one game left to go in the regular season, hosts David Watkins and Christopher Pellegrini look ahead to the first stage of the playoffs which will be played at Jingu next weekend. After talking briefly about why the Swallows finished second in the Central League, David and Christopher move on to probable pitching […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 03 (September, 2011)

Hosts David Watkins and Christopher Pellegrini summarize the ups and downs of September and preview what is to come in the tight Central League pennant race between the Tokyo Swallows and the Chunichi Dragons. Episode three was recorded just a few hours prior to last night’s game against the Hiroshima Carp. Dave and Christopher also […]

Eve of Climax Series Stage One

The Yomiuri Giants are about to take on the Hanshin Tigers in the first stage of theCentral League Climax Series, and it will hopefully be one for the ages. While it still burns a bit that the birds couldn’t get over that last hurdle, it will be enjoyable to watch a Climax Series involving three […]

Tokyo Swallows in the Playoffs?

So here we are: half a game out of third place (one game ahead of fifth), and 15 games remaining in the 2009 regular season. The tears-inducing freefall of the last eight weeks notwithstanding, the birds are still in the playoff picture due to the blanket of mediocrity covering every team in the Central League, […]

State of the Tsubamegun at Season's End

Now that the Swallows’ season is over, it seems as good a time as any to let all of you, dear readers, know what’s going on with the site and what’s in store for the future. First, what has been: Since starting the blog on the evening of June 5th, we have published a post […]