Archives for September 2008

9/30/08 – Hiroshima (Home)

September 30th, 2008 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to bust up a decent pitching duel between Hiroshima starter, Shinoda, and Tokyo’s Ishikawa.

9/28/08 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 28th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 Streak: L3 Last 5: LWLLL (Hiroshima Stadium) Yakult’s starters continued to struggle as the Carp won in their last game at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium. Kawashima started and gave up five runs off four hits (three of them home runs) in his five innings, walking […]

9/27/08 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 27th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 Streak: L2  Last 5: WLWLL (Hiroshima Stadium) Tokyo found themselves on the end of a complete game shutout for the second time in a week, as Hiroshima starter Lewis went the distance holding the birds to just four hits. Lewis was magnificent, picking up his 15th win […]

9/24/08 – Chunichi (Away)

September 24th, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 9 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5:WWLWL (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo lost the rubber game of the series as starter Ishikawa lasted just 1 and 2/3 innings against the Dragons. Ishikawa struggled badly, giving up six hits and four runs (one walked in) in his short time on the mound, making 53 […]

9/23/08 – Chunichi (Away)

September 23rd, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5:WWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo rebounded well from last night’s drubbing as they won in Nagoya to take the season series against the Dragons for the first time in four years. Tatayama started and did enough to get his 10th win of the year, the first […]

9/22/08 – Chunichi (Away)

September 22nd, 2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5:LWWWL (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo were well and truly tonked at the Nagoya Dome as the Dragons starter Wei-Yin Chen allowed just four hits for the complete game shutout, and the Chunichi batters went to town on Yakult starter Gonzalez. Gonzalez was roughed-up to say the […]

9/21/08 – Yokohama (Home) [Game Cancelled]

September 21st, 2008 Yokohama BayStars Tokyo Yakult Swallows Streak: Won 3 Last 5:LLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tonight’s game never got started as the game was cancelled an hour before first pitch due to heavy rain over the Tokyo area. Yakult now head to Nagoya for a three game series against the Chunichi Dragons starting Monday evening.

9/20/08 – Yokohama (Home)

September 20th, 2008 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5:LLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Yakult made it three wins in a row as a solid start from Ryo Kawashima combined with strong support from the bullpen was enough to contain the Baystars on Saturday night.

9/19/08 – Yokohama (Home)

September 19th, 2008 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 2  Last 5:LLLWW (Jingu Stadium) I made my way to the stadium nice an slowly. Typhoon #13 is headed this way, so I didn’t want to show up too early, grab my ticket, and find everyone hustling out of the building five minutes […]

9/17/08 – Hiroshima (Home)

September 17th, 2008 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Jingu Stadium) Cast your minds back to Saturday September 6th. Yakult had just won the 7th out of their last 10 games, beating the hot Giants to keep that 3rd place playoff spot just within tantalising reach.  Fast forward to yesterday night and […]