Archives for August 2008

8/31/08 – Yokohama (Away)

August 31st, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 17 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Yokohama Stadium) Well, it’s taken them the best part of five months, but Yakult finally realised that the BayStars are the worst team in Japan this year and finally treated them accordingly, blasting them for 17 runs off a whopping […]

8/30/08 – Yokohama (Away)

August 30th, 2008 – Game called after 7 innings due to rain Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9 Yokohama BayStars 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Yokohama Stadium) Yakult would just not lie down as they won a topsy-turvy rain-shortened contest in Yokohama on Saturday night. The birds kept coming back from behind to grind out […]

8/29/08 – Yokohama (Away)

August 29th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LLWLL (Yokohama Stadium) In what is becoming a little predictable, Yakult’s poor form against Yokohama continued as the BayStars prevailed on yet another rainy evening. Tokyo’s starter was Ryo Kawashima, and he did well enough, giving up two runs off […]

8/28/08 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 28th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Hiroshima Stadium) The Carp ensured that Yakult wouldn’t lose that losing feeling for long as they edged this one in a tight contest in Hiroshima. The Swallows have now lost in 6 of their last 7 outings. Ex-Carp […]

8/27/08 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 27th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4   Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Hiroshima Stadium) No, do not adjust your monitors, that is a “W” you see after all those Ls.  Yakult finally snapped their losing streak at five as they eked out a win on a very wet evening in Hiroshima. Tonight’s […]

8/26/08 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 26th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1   Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Hiroshima Stadium) Yakult dropped it’s 5th straight game as they once again showed an inability to get the runners home in key situations, despite the return of Miyamoto and Aoki from their fruitless Olympic adventures. Tokyo’s starter was the recently rehabiliated Dicky […]

8/25/08 – Hanshin (Home)

August 25th, 2008 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another rainy evening at Jingu, though not enough to rain-off the third game in a row, as Hanshin rode their luck to come out on top in a close game on Monday. The Swallows outhit the CL […]

8/24/08 – Hanshin (Home)

August 24th, 2008 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 3 (Rained out 2). Last 5: WWLLL(RR) (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This one didn’t even get off the ground as the second game in a row at Jingu was rained out. The second game of the Hanshin series is scheduled for tomorrow night, but […]

8/21/08 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 21st, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Game rained-out after 2 innings. (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   Yakult were saved from a sweep from the Giants by a heavy rainstorm over the Tokyo area on Thursday evening. The whole NPB now takes a 2 game break for the Olympic baseball medal rounds, before Tokyo resume with a 2 […]

8/20/08 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 20th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5:WWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   Yakult got blown away for the second night in a row, this time held to just two hits in a game that lasted barely two and a half hours. Tokyo’s starter was Muranaka, who managed 6 innings, giving up […]