Swallows Injury Update: April 2013

Hopefully this won’t have to be a regular feature, but with a lot of key injuries recently it seemed like a good idea to provide a summary of the Swallows’ key player injuries. Shohei Tateyama: The biggest injury bombshell came this morning as Tateyama held a press conference to announce that he was going to […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: April 16, 2012

Something for you to read while fielding offers for a more appropriate gig. Swallows of the Week Week 2 Ishikawa was the week one MVP, but he tanked after that. Hopefully the same fate does not await the winner of the week two polling. 31 people voted this time around, and they had five choices: Shingo […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: March 14, 2012

Happy White Day. Tokyo Swallows The inimitable Gen Sueyoshi has published his additions/subtractions post for the 2012 Tokyo Swallows. On a scale of -10 to +10, how do you feel the team compares to its 2011 rendition? Chang-yong Lim may start the 2012 regular season on the farm team due to soreness in his throwing […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: March 6, 2012

Team News No idea whether this is for real or not, but Ogawa has said that he likes having Yuhei around because he can be used in the outfield or as a pitcher (LHP). Yuhei was a top pitching prospect that never panned out for the Swallows. He started working on converting to the outfield […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: February 22, 2012

Tsubamegun got one hell of a shout out from fellow Japanese baseball watcher, NPB Tracker. Thanks, Patrick! Tokyo batting coach, Takao Ise, has been selected as one of the six coaches representing the nation as part of this year’s Samurai Japan team. One coach was selected from each of the top three teams in the Central […]

Under the Knife: Yuji Nakane

2011 fifth round draft pick, Yuji Nakane, had surgery on his ACL (right knee) today. Recovery and rehab are expected to consume the entirety of the 2012 season. The official announcement comes through the Tokyo Swallows Japanese-language website. The Swallows were aware of Nakane’s knee issues when they selected him late in the draft but […]

Monday Review #17

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

The Monday Review #16

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

9/3/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 3, 2011 Yomiuri Giants  7 Tokyo Swallows  10 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Jingu) What do get when you mix together solid hitting, shoddy relief pitching, and a typhoon? Why, just another early September game at Jingu of course. This game went on for ever and ever. The rain delay helped stretch things to […]

8/28/11 – Hanshin (Away)

August 28th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: WDLLL (Koshien) The Swallows lost their third in a row as they failed to figure out the in-form Randy Messenger. Tokyo: Kawashima SS Aoki CF Guiel LF Hatakeyama 1B Balentien RF Miyamoto 3B Tanaka 2B Kawamoto C Yoshinori P Hanshin: […]