Archives for May 2011

5/31/11 – Chiba (Away)

May 31st, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Chiba Lotte Marines 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (QVC Marine Field) After their inept drubbing at the hands of Seibu on Sunday, the Swallows headed back to the scene of their lowest ebb under the previous manager to try and get the wheels back on […]

The Monday Review #6

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

5/29/11 – Saitama (Away)

May 29th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: DLWLL (Seibu Dome)   Add pinches of shoddy fielding to a large helping of inept control on the mound, and the result is an absolute drubbing at the hands of the Lions out in Saitama. Tokyo’s Lineup: 1. Aoki […]

5/28/11 – Saitama (Away)

May 28th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LDLWL (Seibu Dome) After the brief respite that was the win against Orix on Thursday, normal Swallows Inter-League service was resumed as they lost to the Lions at the Seibu Dome. Us: Ishikawa (P) Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (LF) […]

5/26/11 – Orix (Home)

May 26th, 2011 Orix Buffaloes 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLDLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   That’s right folks! That’s not a typo. The Swallows managed to score more points than their opponent. For those of you who don’t remember what that’s called, that’s called a win. Today’s lineup featured a […]

First Anniversary of Shigeru Takada’s Resignation!

May 26th, 2010. The day the misery ended. In honor of Tsubamegun’s first and (as yet) only official holiday, we’re giving away a limited edition gift to whomsoever best answers one of the following questiony: 1) In your opinion, what was the best Tokyo Swallows off-field moment? 2) Which NPB team has done a good job […]

5/25/11 – Orix (Home)

May 25th, 2011 Orix Buffaloes 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: L1 (6-game winless streak) Last 5: LLLDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a week on the skids and their lead in the CL dropping to a precarious half game ahead of Hiroshima, the Swallows took the field against the PL’s last-place perennial doormats, Orix, hoping […]

The Monday Review #5

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

Chikara Onodera Acquired from Saitama Seibu

It’s being reported that Tokyo are set to purchase Chikara Onodera, a right-handed reliever, from the Saitama Seibu Lions. Onodera is 30 years old and hails from Saitama Prefecture and is in his ninth year of professional baseball. He’s listed 95 kg and 188 cm tall, and he had what was arguably his best year […]

5/23/11 – Fukuoka (Home)

May 23rd, 2011 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 0 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Drew 1   Last 5: LLLLD (Meiji Jingu Stadium)     Not a very enjoyable day at Jingu. This game was called after five innings of steady drizzling. The mound had just about turned to mud. Fukuoka 1. Kawasaki SS 2. Honda 2B 3. […]