Aug 29th 2013, vs Chunichi

August 29th, 2013 Chunichi Dragons 7 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For those of you here for a Balentien update, here’s what you need to know. Coco DID NOT hit a homerun tonight, although he came close with a double off the wall to start the six inning. […]

Shinya Miyamoto to Retire

As mentioned in yesterday’s game writeup, Shinya Miyamoto announced his intention to retire after this season. Miyamoto answered questions at a press conference held at the team’s offices this afternoon. A transcript of the press conference has been released by the team and video of the event will eventually be posted on the team’s YouTube […]

Aug 25th 2013, @ Hiroshima

August 25th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WWLLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)  The Swallows managed to salvage the series by avoiding a sweep thanks in part to yet another Coco homer. The team managed to prevail in a back and forth game that saw some ugly […]

Miyamoto Congratulatory Kick .gif

This is the first .gif that I’ve ever made in my life, and I think that it may be the first one that’s ever been featured on this site. This is my tribute to those who made it to yesterday’s game and stayed all the way through the 12th inning.

Tokyo Infielders Score Golden Gloves

The annual Golden Glove vote have been tabulated, (here are last year’s results) and three-quarters of Tokyo’s infield brought home top prize for their respective positions in the Central League. Leading the charge with the largest margin of victory was Tokyo third baseman, Shinya Miyamoto. His fourth Golden Glove at third base helped him to break […]

9/25/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 25th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows 3  Streak: Won 1     Last 5: WLWLW (Jingu Stadium) Eight innings of three-hit shutout Tateyama baseball, some timely hitting, and a wee bit of help from an inept Hanshin outfit opened the playoff door yet wider for the in-form Swallows. Tateyama was coming into the game […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: July 3, 2012

Holy crap. Is July really here already? Here’s something to read while treading cautiously. We just witnessed a week of starting pitching that was as consistently poor as we’ve seen all year. Tateyama had arguably the best start of the week, giving up four earned runs off of 11 hits in six and two-thirds innings […]

6/24/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 24rd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WLWLT (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows held leads twice in the game only to give them back, and ended with a disappointing 1-1-1 record against the Giants in the away series. Ishikawa started the game for the Swallows. He did a relatively […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 4th, 2012

Things were a touch better last week, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while deferring to logic. Swallow of the Week After losing an agonizing 9 straight games, the Swallows entered the week with a retooled top team roster (check the Roster Updates section of last week’s Snapshot for more info on the shakeup) […]

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 […]