Sept 21st 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows put together five late runs to eventually win this one in the top of the 11th. The four hour and 10 minute affair was attended by a reported crowd of 44,919. Ogawa had a little help […]

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 3rd 2014, vs Chunichi

September 3rd, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak:  Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo rode a surprisingly strong start from Tokuyama and a big sixth inning to a relatively easy victory. Tonite was actually Tokuyama’s first pro win, and it was a well-deserved win at that. An annoying Morino double that […]

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 […]

Apr 26th 2014, vs Chunichi

April 26th, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows finally pulled out a win, mercifully ending a nine-game losing skid. This game was pretty much over after the first inning. Winless Chunichi starter, Ono, was shaky from the start, and the birds milked it for all […]

Aug 8th 2013, @ Chunichi

August 8th, 2013  Tokyo Swallows 5 Chunichi Dragons 2  Streak: Won 3   Last 5: WLWWW (Nagoya Dome) Can you remember the last time the Swallows swept a three-game series? Well you’ll have to go all the way back to April for the answer to that question. Tokyo won all three games of a home […]

Jul 27th 2013, @ Hiroshima

July 27th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 7  Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium Hiroshima) After my extended All-star break, it was great to see the Birds get back in the win column. The Birds bats got the early lead for Ogawa who pitched seven strong innings for win […]

Swallows Injury Update: April 2013

Hopefully this won’t have to be a regular feature, but with a lot of key injuries recently it seemed like a good idea to provide a summary of the Swallows’ key player injuries. Shohei Tateyama: The biggest injury bombshell came this morning as Tateyama held a press conference to announce that he was going to […]

10/04/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

October 4th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Mazda Stadium) With the season winding down, the Carp and Swallows met for their final Mazda Stadium game of the 2012 season. With their post-season fate already sealed the Swallows came in to the game looking to extend personal […]

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 […]