Apr 30th 2016, vs Yomiuri

April 30th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won the first inning again, but that wasn’t enough this time around. With two outs and runners on first and second, Chono opened the scoring with a broken bat single which pushed Kataoka home from second. […]

Sept 28th 2014, @ Hiroshima

September 28th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After failing last night to assist the Carp in their pursuit of a first-round playoff series in Hiroshima, your Swallows were a little bit rude again this evening. But the good news is that Ogawa got himself […]

Jul 12th 2014, vs Yokohama

July 12th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yokohama has outscored Tokyo 17-2 over the past two games. Bury your heads in the sand, Swallowers. And even with it’s ace back on the mound after an extended spell on the DL, the team wasn’t able to […]

Monday Bullets #3 (The Pre-GW Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. Those of you who only get their Swallows news from our site might not have heard about Wladimir Balentien’s arrest on domestic violence charges earlier in January. […]

Monday Bullets #2 (Hatake’s Numbers Edition)

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. I was looking at Hatake’s numbers on Monday and noticed that through 13 games Hatake’s batting average and his on-base percentage were identical. In other words, he […]

Apr 11th 2014, @ Yokohama

April 11th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) After getting swept at the Nagoya Dome during the week, your birds looked to get things going again against Mr. Miura and the Yokohama BayStars on their home turf. Fortunately for the few Swallows fans tuning in, second-year […]

Oct 8th 2013, @ Yomiuri

October 8th, 2013 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLLWL (Tokyo Dome) Listening to tonight’s game I was poised to write a nice write up in which the Swallows end the season on a high note and send the Giants to the playoffs on a down note. Unfortunately, as it […]

Sep 29th 2013, vs Yokohama

September 29th, 2013 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WWLTW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Happy Goose Day. Or that’s what my wall calendar says today is. Your Tokyo Swallows inched a game closer to Yokohama and fifth place in the Central League with a decent whole team effort. […]

Sep 22nd 2013, @ Hanshin

September 22nd, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLTW (Koshien Stadium) For a while there this felt very much like yesterday afternoon’s game. But fortunately for Tokyo fans, time ran out on the Hanshin comeback. Your Swallows never trailed in this one, but the Tigers kept it close throughout. […]

Sep 15th 2013, vs Hanshin

September 15th, 2013 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) He did it! Balentien now holds the single-season NPB home run record. But Wladimir Balentien didn’t just break the NPB home run record. He destroyed it. Hoping to win its second September series since getting swept by […]