Tokyo Sweeps Yomiuri

Your Tokyo Swallows outscored Yomiuri 7-3 last weekend and took all three games from the team that most (including Dave and I) pegged as the preseason favorite to win the Central League.

To go along with our game reports, I did a little fishing around on YouTube and found some news clips that may or may not be up there much longer. Rather than go back and embed these videos in the game reports themselves, here’s a post with the video with all of the video in the same place.

4/20/12: Tokyo 2-1 Yomiuri (click link to read game report)


4/21/12: Tokyo 2-0 Yomiuri


4/22/12: Tokyo 3-2 Yomiuri


Tokyo now has a 5-1 record against Yomiuri this season.

Hopefully the birds can pull off something similar against the visiting Chunichi Dragons starting tomorrow evening at 6PM. Tateyama will take the mound for the Swallows while Yamai will be pitching for Chunichi.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo’s more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it’s a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini