Tokyo Get “New” Threads

Well we knew they were coming, but the Swallows have unveiled their “new” uniforms that will be used in battle from the 2013 season onwards. The uniforms are a return to the colour scheme used during the organisation’s most successful period, the 1990s, with the red pinstripes returning for the home uniforms, along with the […]

10/13/12 – CL Climax Series First Stage – Tokyo @ Chunichi (Game 1)

October 13th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 6 Series: Chunichi 1-0 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo were dismantled with ease by Chunichi in the first game of the playoffs, in a game that neither the bats or pitching did much at all for the cause. Ogawa made the questionable decision of starting Ishikawa for game […]

10/05/12 – Hanshin (Away)

October 5th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WWLWW (Koshien) Ishikawa made his case for a Climax Series starting spot in Nagoya with eight good innings as Tokyo won their final game of the year with Hanshin. Outside of the 2nd inning when he allowed two singles to lead […]

10/02/12 – Yokohama (Away)

October 2nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Yokohama Stadium) A decent shift from Nakazawa and Coco Balentien’s 31st homer of the season were the standouts as Tokyo beat Miura and the Baystars in Yokohama. As the Swallows trudge through a week of what are essentially warm up […]

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 […]

9/11/12 – Hanshin (Away)

September 11th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 0 Streak:   Last 5: WLLDW (Koshien) Roman rode his luck on the way to his ninth win of the season as Hanshin turned chance-wasting into an art-form. Meanwhile Tokyo’s bats did just enough to eke out a win that puts them back in a tie for that […]

9/04/12 – Yokohama (Away)

September 4th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: DDWWL (Yokohama Stadium) Nothing as predictable as losing to the BayStars to bring a nice little run to an end. After three winning series against Chunichi (twice) and Hiroshima, Miura and his cellar-dwelling Yokohama chums shut down the Swallows to hand […]

8/30/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 30th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Drawn 1   Last 5: WWLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows couldn’t quite do enough with the bat to pull out a win, as they played to a ten inning tie with the Carp and remain 2.5 games back from a playoff spot. Starter Roman […]

8/28/12 – Hiroshima (Home)

August 28th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 10 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the mini-revival that was their first series win in five attempts this last weekend, normal service was resumed at Jingu as Tokyo were tonked by their main rivals for that coveted third place. And so yet […]

8/23/12 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 23rd, 2012 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLDLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Well, that’s three hours ten minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. I’ll do you the courtesy of wasting as little of your’s as possible by keeping this one short. Tokyo took the lead in the […]