May 27th, 2017 @ Chunichi

May 27th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows dropped their fifth straight and second in a row down in Nagoya. Another late inning crumble from the relief corps compounded the team’s tepid offense. Your Birds scored first with a little help from opposing […]

May 20th, 2017 vs Hanshin

May 20th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 4      Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds won their fourth on the trot and pulled closer to third place Gomiuri. Ogawa was effective again as the offense clicked when it needed to. Hanshin held a lead for a short while […]

May 13th, 2017 vs Chunichi

May 13th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: WWLWL (“Home” at Matsuyama) Akiyoshi threw batting practice in the top of the ninth to squander a two run cushion and annoy the ever-living ish out of several Tsubamegun members in attendance. On the bright side, the Tokyo […]

May 6th, 2017 @ Yokohama

May 6th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WLLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Birds dropped a fourth straight despite carrying a five run lead into the eighth and another Yamada home run. Oh, and just to draw the agony out a little, this game went 11 innings. Tokyo got on the […]

April 29th, 2017 vs Yomiuri

April 29th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo finally scored a run and won a game against their cross-town rivals. Thank you, Mr. Ogawa, for keeping a lid on the evil empire’s offense. For those keeping track at home, that was 34 consecutive innings […]

April 22nd, 2017 vs Hiroshima

April 22nd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 0 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows grab a series win, and Ogawa levels his record, in a rain-shortened pitcher’s duel at Jingu. This was never going to be an easy game for the Swallows as Okada has had an amazing start […]

April 15th, 2017 @ Yokohama

April 15th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW Yokohama Stadium Ogawa pitched eight solid innings and got his first win of the season as your Birds breezed past the BayStars on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. And Tokyo’s offense woke up a little bit as they rolled over Yokohama’s starter, […]

April 8th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Mazda Stadium) That’s four on the trot, folks. Ogawa went a full seven innings this week in another decent performance, but the offense was largely held in check again. Ohbiki (2-5) was the only Swallow to reach base twice today […]

April 1st, 2017 vs Yokohama

April 1st, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After an easy victory in Tokyo’s first game of the 2017 campaign, the offense suffered a bit of a hangover and the home team dropped its first game of the year. Ogawa started for the birds […]

A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]