May 6th 2013, vs Chunichi

May 6th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In honor of golden week, both teams decided to make the game as interesting as possible for all in attendance. Chunichi even agreed to let the Birds take home the win in spectacular fashion!!*   Tonight saw Matsuoka […]

Apr 25th 2013, vs Hiroshima

April 25th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows win back-to-back for the first time since April 3rd in a rollercoaster game that was not good for the heart. The game clocked in at five hours and two minutes, and went for 12 innings. […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: February 1st, 2012

Spring camp started for the top team in Okinawa today. Here’s a list of the players that were invited. The Swallows’ Japanese website has a handy schedule that will give you a light peak into what’s ahead for the team. The top team camp has only four officially-scheduled days off, and camp concludes on February 28th. […]

The Monday Review #16

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

9/4/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 4, 2011 Yomiuri Giants  4 Tokyo Swallows  1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWWWL (Jingu) Ishikawa got roughed up, and the birds only managed five hits. Not a whole lot else needs to be said. Ishikawa was actually perfect through three. In the meantime, Takeuchi single-handedly put the birds out in front in the second […]

9/3/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 3, 2011 Yomiuri Giants  7 Tokyo Swallows  10 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Jingu) What do get when you mix together solid hitting, shoddy relief pitching, and a typhoon? Why, just another early September game at Jingu of course. This game went on for ever and ever. The rain delay helped stretch things to […]

8/10/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 10th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Stadium) Finally, the Swallows manage to snap their longest losing streak of the season. I’d almost forgotten the word, but Mr. Watkins assures me this is what the English call a “win”. Neither side pitched a particularly impressive game, […]

The Monday Review #1

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

8/7/10 – Yokohama (Away)

August 7th, 2010 Tokyo Swallows 10 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Won 5   Last 5: WWWWW (Yokohama Stadium) After last night’s drubbing handed out to the Baystars, tonight’s game was more of a tightly contested affair despite Tokyo outhitting the opposition 17-9. But in the end class told as the Swallows came out on top […]

8/5/10 – Chunichi (Home)

August 5th, 2010 Chunichi Dragons 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Well, the Tokyo Swallows swept the Chunichi Dragons at Jingu. With Yoshinori on the mound. How about that! Tonite’s lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Fukuchi LF 3. Tanaka 2B 4. Whitesell 1B 5. Hatakeyama 3B 6. […]