Jul 11th 2015, vs Yokohama

July 11th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Last 5: LLLWW Streak: Won 2 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds secured the home series against Yokohama with an open-and-closed victory behind Tateyama’s six innings of solid work. And the BayStars are now 1-7 at Jingu Stadium so far this season. In only his second top […]

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 […]

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 […]

10/14/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 2)

October 14th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 0 Series: Chunichi 1-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Six innings of shutout pitching by Tateyama, another Balentien longball, plus two innings of perfect relief from Tony led to a crucial victory in a win-or-go-home game down in Nagoya. And with the two teams combining for a total of […]

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 […]

9/18/12 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 18th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 5   Last 5: WWWWW (Mazda Stadium) Tokyo made another huge stride toward the post-season as they made it five on the bounce with another win in Hiroshima with Shohei Tateyama putting in a nine-inning/one-run shift. Tokyo’s offence meanwhile huffed and puffed stranding runners […]

8/18/12 – Hanshin (Home)

August 18th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows  1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Tateyama pitched a clutch game to halt the Swallows’ losing streak, and the offense did just enough to squeak by the Tigers. The Swallows faithful were greeted with yet another injury report tonight. Aikawa was diagnosed with […]

8/11/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

August 11th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 9   Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Tokyo Dome) Tateyama lasted just four innings, and Takahashi’s grand slam pretty much sums up Tokyo’s afternoon a few stations further down the Chuo Sobu train line. Another day, another shuffle of the lineup. Things were rocky from the […]

8/05/12 – Chunichi (Home)

August 5th, 2012 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had an early lead but couldn’t hold on to it as the front half of Chunichi’s lineup dominated. Tokyo has now dropped two series in a row. Ohshima led the Chunichi charge with a 5-5 night, […]

7/29/12 – Chunichi (Away)

July 29th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: DLWDL (Nagoya Dome) Chunichi starter, Yamauchi, pitches seven solid innings of five hit baseball to help the home team eke out a one-run win. In short, typical Nagoya baseball. The birds were held to just six hits today. Sometimes it feels like that’s […]