Archives for April 2009

4/30/09 – Chunichi (Away)

April 30th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 0 Streak: Won 3    Last 5: LLWWW (Nagoya Dome) Yakult completed the series sweep of the Dragons with another assured performance, the only downside being an injury to Aoki who was hit in the head by a pitch late in the game. Masanori Ishikawa started […]

4/29/09 – Chunichi (Away)

April 29th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Nagoya Dome) Shohei Tateyama pitched a complete game, limiting the Dragons to a solitary run as Yakult’s good form against Chunichi continued in Nagoya. Tateyama gave up seven hits over the distance, striking out five and walking none […]

4/28/09 – Chunichi (Away)

April 28th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Toyohashi Municipal Stadium) An 8th inning D’Antona two-run home run was the difference between the teams as Tokyo edged past Chunichi to snap their losing streak at five. And thank fook for that. Ryo Kawashima started for Yakult and had […]

Spot the Shiroishi

Well what should pop through my letter box this last weekend but a copy of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows Official goods Catalogue for this season. In fact, it wasn’t just the one copy, but for some reason they sent me three. Maybe they’ve realised the true extent of my tat-buying tendencies and figure I can […]

4/26/09 — Yokohama (Home)

April 26th, 2009 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 5  Last 5: LLLLL (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows, for several years, have suffered from an inability to either pitch or hit during a given stretch of contests. At times, the starters would give up two runs or less and the bullpen wouldn’t yield […]

4/25/09 – Yokohama (Home) [Game Cancelled]

April 25th, 2009 Yokohama BayStars X Tokyo Yakult Swallows X Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: WLLLL (Jingu Stadium) This game was called off at 3pm due to persistent heavy rain over the Tokyo area. The final game of the series will be played Sunday evening from 6pm, with tomorrow’s weather promising to be much better […]

4/24/09 — Yokohama (Home)

April 24th, 2009 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: WLLLL (Jingu Stadium) This was not a fun game to watch. We know because we sat through it. Miura dominated the Tokyo bats, and aside from putting runners on the corners in the second, the Swallows never really threatened to […]

4/23/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

April 23rd, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 2 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WWLLL (Fukuoka Yahoo Dome) Masanori Ishikawa put in by far his finest performance of 2009 so far, but that wasn’t enough to save Tokyo from the sweep as the Giants took a late sayonara victory. Ishikawa pitched 113 pitches […]

4/22/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

April 22nd, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Saga Prefectural Stadium) Tokyo got the lead early and fought hard to hold on to it, but ultimately failed as an 8th inning Giants rally handed Yakult their second straight loss. The starting matchup saw Tateyama face off […]

4/21/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

April 21st, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Nagasaki Big N Stadium) On paper this was never going to be an easy game in which to put a four game winning streak on the line. The pitching matchup was ominous, Swallows old-boy Seth Greisinger against veteran […]