Jun 8th 2014, vs Saitama

June 8th, 2014 Saitama Lions 5 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 2     Last 5: WDLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows rode strong showings by Kawabata and Morioka at the plate, a big sixth inning, and six decent innings from Yagi to an easy Sunday victory. It was a bit touch-and-go there for a bit […]

Monday Bullets #5 (Empowerment Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. This year’s “Empowerment” fan uniforms were announced. Once again the uniforms are surgical scrub green, but this year they feature navy blue sleeves. These uniforms will be […]

Monday Bullets #1 (The Inaugural Edition)

Some of you may remember a regular column we ran called the Monday Review in which we filled the weekly NPB off day with in depth analysis of the week that was, and preview the week that was to be. Then real life hit us and it became difficult to spend the necessary time to […]

Apr 5th 2014, vs Hanshin

April 5th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 11 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) And your Tokyo Swallows are back at .500 after a back-and-forth game at Jingu. Matt Murton must be pissed. The reason why he must be upset is he racked up seven RBI, but his teammates couldn’t help […]

Apr 2nd 2014, @ Hiroshima

April 2nd, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 4  Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WLLL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) We are ONLY four games into the season yet flashbacks to the 2013 campaign are already flashing through my head and clouding my objectivity. Today’s game featured a pitching matchup between rookie Daichi Osera and […]

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 […]

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 […]

8/02/12 – Hanshin (Away)

August 2nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: DLLLW (Koshien) Yay, for clear wins and building positive momentum. For one game, at least, the Swallows showed us why the Tigers were solidly in fifth place in the CL. The Swallows will need to keep the momentum going, as they […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: May 17th, 2012

Sorry for the delay, Swallowers. It’s my fault. There are no excuses here at Tsubamegun. Something for you to read while planning a trip to New Orleans. Swallows of the Week Week 6 This one was never really going to be much of a contest, what with the wicked week that Coco put up and […]