Archives for June 2009

6/30/09 – Yokohama (Away)

June 30th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL (Matsumoto Stadium) Ah you’ve gotta love Tokyo. Can’t beat the best, can’t beat the worst. A day after losing the series against the Giants, Tokyo travelled to Matsumoto for a road game against the frankly terrible BayStars to try […]

Tsubamegun Welcomes the Central League

We here at the Tsubamegun are always trying to provide a more in-depth, more comprehensive picture of the Swallows.  In line with this process, we are happy to announce that we’ve added information on that necessary evil, opponents. You can now take a look at the “Other NPB Teams” page to see some basic info […]

6/28/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 28th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 7 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Tokyo Dome) Just like Tateyama but to a greater extent, Masanori Ishikawa was coming into the Giants series in not the best of form. He had pitched four times so far in June, with a 1 and 1 record […]

6/27/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 27th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWWLW (Tokyo Dome) After Tokyo’s talisman Shohei Tateyama was knocked around for his first loss in almost a year last night, tonight’s starter Yoshinori really had to come up with the goods to prevent the Giants gaining too much of […]

6/26/09 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 26th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 7 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Tokyo Dome) This was a night that a couple of runs ended as Tokyo were sent crashing down to earth at Tokyo Dome. Firstly their seven game winning streak was cut by their cross-town rivals, and just to […]

TYS Interleague Games 2009 – The Breakdown

So this year’s Interleague schedule, which pitted Yakult against the boys from the (in recent years stronger) Pacific League for a month or so, came to a close last week. So how did we fare this year? Very well, thanks for asking. The Swallows finished 2nd out of the NPB’s 12 teams with the CL […]

Watch your back Hara

Readers of the Tsubamegun, and there are more of you each day, will probably have noticed by now that our URL has now changed to and that everything (we hope everything, we’re still double-checking) is redirecting there. We hope this causes no inconvenience (the old URL will continue to redirect here) and that the […]

6/21/09 – Saitama (Home)

June 21st, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 7       Last 5: WWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won their season-best seventh straight game, and their third walkoff victory in a row as they wrapped up their interleague schedule against the Lions.

6/20/09 – Saitama (Home)

June 20th, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Won 6       Last 5: WWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tonight was a good-ole’, extra-innings game, and you need to know only two words in order to understand all the fun that it entailed: Jamie D’Antona.