Archives for June 2011

6/30/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 30th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Tied 2 Last 5: WLWDD (Tokyo Dome)   Another day, another draw grasped from the hands of victory. The Swallows seem to be going with a 5-man rotation at least until the return of Muranaka, and have Tateyama start on short (for Japan) rest. […]

6/29/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 29th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Tied 1 Last 5: WWLWD (Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture)   In just about the only manner that will preclude my groaning about it, the Swallows managed a tie after a scary start as they continue to help the people of Fukushima by preventing them from […]

6/28/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

June 28th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LWWLW (Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture)   It was a fairytale start for 26 year old rookie Yuki Shichijo as he put on a sparkling performance to win his first game on his pro-debut. And just to make it all the […]

The Monday Review #10

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 […]

6/26/11 – Yokohama (Home)

June 26th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The visiting BayStars flipped the scoreboard today, handing the Swallows a rather undramatic loss on day when, luckily the second-place Dragons also lost. For the Home-boys: 1. Aoki (CF) 2. Tanaka (2B) 3. Yuichi (LF) 4. […]

6/25/11 – Yokohama (Home)

June 25th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   Tokyo took a second game on the trot from the visiting BayStars. Unlike last night, however, they assumed control of the game much earlier on and let the bullpen bring the win home. YB: […]

6/24/11 – Yokohama (Home)

June 24th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Looking to resume their Central League schedule where they left off in mid-May (i.e. by winning a lot),  the Swallows got the winning start they needed against the NPB’s doormats, but my there was a […]

The Monday Review #9

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 […]

6/19/11 – Chiba (Home)

June 19th, 2011 Chiba Lotte Marines 7 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   In their quest to finish the damned interleague portion of the season with a .500 record, the Swallows scored first but got completely manhandled after that. Chiba: 1. Okada (CF) 2. Ishimine (RF) […]

6/18/11 – Chiba (Home)

June 18th, 2011 Chiba Lotte Marines 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium)   The Swallows took advantage of a shaky Watanabe in the rain to win their only Interleague series. Tateyama got the start today and looked comfortable throughout. Even when he let runners get on […]