Sept 21st 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows put together five late runs to eventually win this one in the top of the 11th. The four hour and 10 minute affair was attended by a reported crowd of 44,919. Ogawa had a little help […]

Sept 3rd 2014, vs Chunichi

September 3rd, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak:  Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo rode a surprisingly strong start from Tokuyama and a big sixth inning to a relatively easy victory. Tonite was actually Tokuyama’s first pro win, and it was a well-deserved win at that. An annoying Morino double that […]

Jul 13th 2014, vs Yokohama

July 13th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For a while there, it looked like the birds would get held to one run again, but the final scoreline was a bit closer than the two previous evenings. But, alas, the result was still the same. […]

Jul 5th 2014, @ Hiroshima

July 5th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Your birds put an end to a four game slide after enduring a Kenta Maeda-led whooping the night before. Aside from pulling out the win in the ninth innings, Iwahashi got his first career win […]

Jun 22nd 2014, vs Orix

June 22nd, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had four errors today but still won in walk-off fashion. Unfortunately, Narveson had another start turn into a no-decision, but the good news is that the team’s four relievers didn’t allow a single run this afternoon. […]

Mar 29th 2014, vs Yokohama

March 29th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yokohama brought both teams winning percentage to .500 with the BayStars first win of the 2014 season. Despite the loss, there were several positives to take away from this game from the home team’s […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 18 (February, 2014)

New season, new hope? After an oddly enjoyable 2013 season in which Ogawa was crowned Rookie of the Year and Balentien demolished the Japan single season home run record, your hosts bring you up to speed on the ups and downs of the off-season. Content overview: Our feelings about Jingu Stadium…it’s complicated. Do you even […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 17 (October, 2013)

Your Tokyo Swallows put together their best month or so of yakyu…but they still finished in last place. In this podcast, the last of the dismal 2013 campaign, David, Kozo, and Christopher attempt to make sense of it all. Included in the volley: Is Jingu Stadium going to get torn down? Who is blameless? How […]

Sep 23rd 2013, @ Hanshin

September 23rd, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLTWL (Koshien Stadium) Muranaka arguably had one of his best starts of the year today. But it was never going to be enough because Randy Messenger absolutely dominated the Swallows offense. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for video […]

Sep 11th 2013, vs Hiroshima

September 11th, 2013 Hiroshima Carp 6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Wladimir Balentien became the fastest player in NPB history to hit 55 home runs in a season, reaching the tally in the team’s 122nd game. He is now tied with three other players (Sadaharu Oh, Tuffy Rhodes, and […]