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 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 19th 2014, @ Yomiuri

September 19th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: DLWLL (Tokyo Dome) A pair of two-run innings midway through the game for the Giants put this one out of reach. Utsumi got his sixth win of the year in the process. Ishikawa only ended up pitching five innings which gives you […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 4th, 2012

Things were a touch better last week, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while deferring to logic. Swallow of the Week After losing an agonizing 9 straight games, the Swallows entered the week with a retooled top team roster (check the Roster Updates section of last week’s Snapshot for more info on the shakeup) […]

5/31/12 – Hokkaido (Home)

May 31st, 2012 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Alleluia!! Alleluia!!  ALLLLEEEEELLLLLUUUUIIIIAAAAAA!!!! After one of the worst stretches of baseball that I witnessed in Japan, the Swallows bats came alive this fine evening. I suppose a special thanks goes out to Hokkaido’s […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: May 29th, 2012

Welcome back, Swallowers. Things are still not well, much like last week. But here’s something for you to read while attempting to assign blame. Swallows of the Week Week 8 Ryoji Aikawa (C), Lastings Milledge (OF), and Orlando Roman (P) were the three top performers from week eight, and 21 people took the time to […]

5/24/12 – Chiba (Away)

May 24th, 2012 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Lost 5   Last 5: LLLLL (QVC Marine Field) That’s right folks, that’s 5 L’s filling up the ‘Last 5’ field. Another night, another loss, I’m starting to feel like a BayStars fan. The Swallows shake up the line up hard by sending […]

04/15/12 Hiroshima (“Home”)

April 15th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp  0 Tokyo Swallows  1 Streak: Won 2       Last 5: WLLWW (Matsuyama) The Swallows go 2 for 2 in Matsuyama against Yoyo, I mean, Toyo Hiroshima Carp. After last nights outburst by the Swallows, the bats cooled off this fine Sunday afternoon. Still, thanks in large part to […]

04/08/12 Chunichi (Away)

April 8th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LDLWW (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo’s struggles at Nagoya Dome are long-documented on this site, so last night’s 2-1 win over the 2011 Central League Champs on their home turf was a wonderful sigh of relief. But Tokyo’s birds gave you something else […]

03/31/12 Yomiuri (Away)

March 30th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WW— (Tokyo Dome) After last night’s strong pitching win, the bats came alive to cover for one shaky inning by Muranaka. Both teams came out with the same lineup as yesterday, with sophomore Sawamura pitching for the Giants and Muranaka starting […]