June 18th 2016, vs Saitama

June 18th, 2016 Saitama Lions 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Interleague. Ugh. Your birds have settled into an annoying pattern of winning the first game of the series, but then dropping the next two. After last night’s W, the faithful were excused for expecting the worst. […]

Jun 13th 2015 @ Saitama

June 13th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Saitama Lions 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Seibu Prince Dome) Ishikawa had another forgettable Saturday on the mound, and the Swallows shuffled lineup couldn’t reproduce Friday night’s early firepower and overcome a six run deficit in the end. The team leader that he is, maybe Ishikawa is […]

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 […]

May 24th 2014, @ Saitama

May 24th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 8 Saitama Seibu Lions 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL Seibu Dome Streak: LLLLLLLLLLWL (Seibu Dome) Tokyo finally broke a 10-game losing streak in Saitama, but they may very well have embarked on a new one this afternoon. This game sucked kind of hard. Especially if you actually went […]

Around the Central League: January 7, 2011

Chunichi Dragons Mr. Takagi, the Dragons’ energetic and cuddly new manager, wants fans to touch his butt if they win the Central League Pennant in 2012. Yomiuri Giants In preparation for the upcoming season, Utsumi and several of his teammates went shopping in Guam. According to this report compiled by Yakyu Baka, Yomiuri will likely […]

5/29/11 – Saitama (Away)

May 29th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: DLWLL (Seibu Dome)   Add pinches of shoddy fielding to a large helping of inept control on the mound, and the result is an absolute drubbing at the hands of the Lions out in Saitama. Tokyo’s Lineup: 1. Aoki […]