Aug 18th 2013, @ Hanshin

August 18th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 6 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Kyocera Dome) Attempting to avoid the sweep, your birds sent Nakazawa to the mound. It was just his third appearance of the 2013 campaign, and over his eight innings of work he’d posted a 7.88 ERA with a record of […]

Aug 17th 2013, @ Hanshin

August 17th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Kyocera Dome) This game was boring. Of course, it goes without saying that my subjective analysis of this game is based purely on the fact that we lost. Hanshin scored the only run of the game in the bottom of […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 16 (August, 2013)

This month’s podcast has a fair bit of sunshine in it, especially when compared with the dire nature of last month’s. Topics include: All-Star weekend Tokyo’s two massive rays of light Lastings Milledge likely out for rest of regular season A very young lineup and bullpen Crappy pitching mounds in Japan Noise pollution at Jingu […]

Jun 2nd 2013, @ Chiba

June 2nd, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 5 Chiba Marines 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (QVC Marine Stadium) This game was a wild one. There was a little bit of everything going on, but your Tokyo birds ended the afternoon with smiles on their faces. With the win, Tokyo secured the interleague series victory over their […]

Apr 28th 2013, vs Yomiuri

April 28th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo went into this contest looking for its first sweep of the 2013 campaign, and hoping to seal the deal for the home team was lefty Ryousuke Yagi. And he did remarkably well in his fifth start […]

Apr 14th 2013, @ Yomiuri

April 14, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: WLLLL (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows sent Yagi to the mound to face Utsumi and try to stave off a sweep in the crosstown rivals’ first series of the season. Meanwhile, Yomiuri was looking to keep its perfect home record intact. But […]

Mar 31st 2013, vs Hanshin

March 31st, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 0   Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWW (Jingu Stadium) Your Tokyo Swallows rode another strong pitching performance to a shutout win at Hanshin’s expense. And with Hanshin’s Fujinami putting together a strong performance in his first pro start, there was little room for error given the […]

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 […]

Free Agent Watch

We still have a lot (hopefully) of playoff baseball left ahead of us, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to improve the team moving ahead. One of the most obvious points of interest is the list of players that have recently been granted their outright release by the teams that they […]

9/21/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 21st, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Tokyo Dome) I want to be remain thankful and happy that the birds swept the last two series at a time when they really needed to. But no, it’s hard to be grateful when you drop the game that ensures […]