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 […]

9/22/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 22nd, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 9 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWWLW (Tokyo Dome) This game, played less than 24 hours after the Giants clinched the pennants was a pretty good barometer of which players had too much victory champagne last night. (I think the title goes to Toshiya Sugiuchi.) Meanwhile Ishikawa […]

9/13/12 – Hanshin (Away)

September 12th, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LDWWL (Koshien) The Swallows miss a bunch of opportunities, and the Tigers managed to capitalize on a few opportunities to deny the Birds a sweep at Koshien. The scoring began in the bottom of the first as the Tigers got men […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter News Roundup

Well, the festive season is over and the 2010 baseball season can be spotted lurking on the horizon, just waiting to take over our lives again. Here’s a round up of what’s been going on in SwallowsLand so far this offseason that hasn’t been covered elsewhere on the site: The Swallows made only their second ever […]

3/29/09 — Saitama (away)

March 29th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Saitama Seibu Lions 9 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WWWWL (Seibu Dome) Saitama scored six runs off of seven hits in the bottom of the third to build a lead that they would not relinquish. Tokyo starter Hye-cheon Lee would leave the game after that inning having […]

3/24/09 — Yomiuri (home)

March 24th, 2009 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: WLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Aaron Guiel came up with the late-inning heroics in this one by roping the game winning single to right field with the bases loaded.

3/21/09 — Orix (home)

March 21st, 2009 Orix Buffaloes  6 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWWLW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to get on the board first, but this game would quickly turn into a bit of a see-saw contest, and a high scoring one at that. […]

3/19/09 — Saitama (home)

March 19th, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 7 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3       Last 5: LDWWW (Jingu Stadium) Jamie D’Antona made a very powerful argument for why he deserves the cleanup slot in the batting order today. His first two at-bats of the game resulted in home runs, the first to right and […]