May 25th 2014, vs Tohoku

May 25th, 2014 Tohoko Golden Eagles 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows brought their 1-3 Interleague record with them back to Jingu today, and they were met by the best Pacific League team they’ve yet encountered in 2014, the defending NPB champions. When I say best, I […]

May 19th 2013, @ Tohoku

  May 19th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0 Tohoku Golden Eagles 1 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Kleenex Stadium Miyagi) Your Swallows headed north for a pair of games in Tohoku, hoping to build on the home run-fueled wins of the previous two nights (game reports here and here). But they were going to need […]

5/27/12 – Tohoku (Home)

May 27th, 2012 Tohoku Eagles 4 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 8  Last 8: LLLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium) Heading into this evening’s encounter against the visiting Tohoku Eagles, Tokyo hadn’t scored a run since the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. That’s a lengthy 22 innings straight, but the Jingu faithful would have to wait […]

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 […]

RHP Hashimoto traded to Tohoku Rakuten for OF Kusuki

As of 2PM on Monday this bit of news still hasn’t been reported by either Tokyo or Tohoku’s websites, but it appears that 32 year old RHP Yoshitaka Hashimoto is being sent to Tohoku in exchange for 27 year old OF Yusuke Kusuki. Hashimoto made 17 appearances for the Swallows in 2011 and had a […]

Pitcher Ryo Kawashima sent to Tohoku Eagles in cash trade

30 year old RHP and 2004 Central League Rookie-of-the-Year Ryo Kawashima has been traded to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for an undisclosed amount according to the team’s Japanese-language website. After an outstanding rookie season in 2004 in which Kawashima tallied an impressive 10-4 record and 3.17 ERA, Kawashima put together another strong year in […]