Archives for July 2011

7/31/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

July 31st, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Tied 2  Last 5: WLWDD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo got off on the wrong foot to start this contest, the third and final of a crowded weekend series at home against the team’s arch rivals from across town. Actually, to be fair, it was mostly […]

7/30/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

July 30th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: LWLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After gritty pitching win last night, the Swallows looked to take the series win against the Giants at Jingu.  With Miyamoto taking a rest day the Swallows start Keizo at short and move Kawabata to third. Furthermore, […]

7/29/11 – Yomiuri (Away…err.. I mean Home)

July 29th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Fukushima)     Muranaka loves pitching against the Giants; gets first complete game win and second of the year against the Giants. Tokyo: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Kawabata (SS) Hatakeyama (LF) Whitesell (1B) Miyamoto (3B) Balentien (RF) Kawamoto (C) Muranaka […]

7/28/11- Hiroshima (Home)

July 28th, 2011 Hiroshima Toyo Carp  6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  5 Streak:  Lost 1      Last 5: DWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game was an emotional rollercoaster ride that ultimately lead to much pain. Thus, we will be presenting today’s game report in abbreviated bullet points to spare you of the graphic details. Tateyama […]

7/27/11- Hiroshima (Home)

July 27th, 2011 Hiroshima Toyo Carp  2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  3 Streak:  Won 1      Last 5: LDWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo took game two of the series this evening in a well-pitched match-up. Us: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Whitesell (1B) Hatakeyama (LF) Balentien (RF) Miyamoto (3B) Kawabata (SS) Aikawa (C) Shichijo (P) Them: […]

7/26/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 26th, 2011 Hiroshima Toyo Carp  6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  3 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: LLDWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) As the second half of the season got under way, first-placed Tokyo were given a stark reminder that the CL race is far from over as they were well beaten by Hiroshima. Us: […]

7/20/11 – Yokohama (Away) [Game Cancelled]

July 20th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  Yokohama BayStars  Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLDW (Yokohama Stadium) With the rain from typhoon Ma-on still falling on the Kanto area, tonight’s game has been cancelled. Thus with the All Star break nigh, the Swallows’ next game will be Tuesday 26th at Jingu when Hiroshima come to town.

7/19/11 – Yokohama (Away)

July 19th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLDW (Yokohama Stadium) Tokyo returned to winnings ways in Yokohama as Balentien re-discovered his mojo in a major way. Us: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Whitesell (1B) Hatakeyama (LF) Balentien (RF) Miyamoto (3B) Kawabata (SS) Aikawa (C) Tateyama (P) Them: Ishikawa […]

7/18/11 – Yokohama (Away)

July 18th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Draw 1 Last 5: DWLLD (Yokohama Stadium)     The Swallows were looking to bounce back after consecutive losses against the cellar dwelling BayStars. Both teams started rookies on the mound. Both pitchers looked fairly good starting out, issing some walks but never allowing […]

7/17/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 17th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WDWLL (Tokyo Dome)   It’s been a while since Tokyo lost two games in a row. How long exactly? Well, maybe you recall, with a healthy dose of disgust, that disaster of a series versus Saitama on May 28th-29th. So it’s […]