Archives for July 2010

7/31/10 – Yokohama (Home)

July 31st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Koriyama) It figures, doesn’t it? At least it was quick (2:30) and nearly unseen (10,414 in attendance). Is there any point to any recent BayStars season other than maddeningly smacking our guys around? Here it is, folks: The […]

Remembering Masayasu Okada

Today (July 30) marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of Masayasu Okada, arguably the Swallows’ biggest fan. Okada was responsible for many of the cheering rituals that continue to be used to this day, including the use of umbrellas and the singing of Tokyo Ondo. Beyond an obituary written by Jim Allen and some […]

7/29/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 29th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 4   Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tonight started off with a scare, but wound up with Yoshinori earning a complete game win, the good guys notching a fourth consecutive win, taking the series, and remaining undefeated since the All-Star Break. (OK, that’s […]

7/28/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 28th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Extra base-hits were the order of the day as Tokyo banged out nine of them in their destruction of struggling Hiroshima. Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Ihara (RF) Whitesell (1B) Hatakeyama (LF) Aikawa (C) Miyamoto (3B) Kawabata […]

7/27/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 27th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LLLWW (Jingu Stadium) Muranaka and the Tokyo Swallows started the second half of the 2010 campaign with a bang as they tallied four homers en route to a rather easy win against fifth-place Hiroshima. The way Muranaka pitched, however, […]

7/21/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 21st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows ended the first half of their season with a win in Tokyo Dome that halted their losing streak at four. At the helm was starter Masanori Ishikawa who despite lasting just five innings, gave […]

7/20/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 20th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Tokyo Dome) After allowing double-digit runs in their last two games, the Swallows were able to keep things a little more under control this evening. But the birds lost this one in extra innings nonetheless. Tonight’s lineup: 1. […]

7/19/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 19th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Yomiuri Giants 14 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WWLLL (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows dropped another one, and suffered their second big inning in as many days, as cross-town rivals, Yomiuri, returned to winning ways after being beaten in dramatic fashion by Yokohama last night. Tonight’s lineup: 1. […]

7/18/10 – Hanshin (Home)

July 18th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 11 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yoshinori was his same annoyingly inconsistent self to start things off today. Randy Messenger, on the other hand, looked sharp for Hanshin. He needs to quit that chewing tobacco habit though. Starting lineup: 1. Aoki […]

7/17/10 – Hanshin (Home)

July 17th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) All good things must come to an end, as the Birds ended their season-high 6 game winning streak without putting up too much of a fight against the Hanshin Tigers. The Swallows fielded a somewhat awkward […]