May 2nd, 2012
Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WWLWW
This one was a wash-out. Literally. It’ll get made up at the end of the season, when, I predict, it will mean squat to Yokohama, but might be useful to Tokyo. The Swallows remain tied for first and Miyamoto remains just shy of 2,000 hits.
The Birds are slated to take on the ‘Stars tomorrow afternoon, but there’s a 90% chance of rain in the morning, giving way to a mere 40% chance at game time. If you’re down there anyway, we recommend getting some good barbecue and great beer at the Bashamichi Taproom, a short walk away from Yokohama Stadium. Come to think of it, the stadium is just about the only thing in that area that’s not rather nice.