7/27/08 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 27th, 2008
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0

Tokyo Yakult Swallows cap

Yomiuri Giants 7

Streak: Lost 4. Last 5: WLLLL

(Tokyo Dome)

Tokyo starter, Ryo Kawashima (5-4, 4.19), gave up five earned runs in six innings of work, and the offense only chipped in with six hits as the Swallows dropped their fourth straight game.

Kisanuki (6-3, 3.46) got the win for Yomiuri, and combined with three relievers to keep Tokyo from scoring.

All of the Yomiuri starters, save Kisanuki, got on base at least once during the game while completing the three game sweep of their cross-town rivals.

Tokyo returns to Jingu tomorrow night for the first game of a two game series versus the first-place Hanshin Tigers. The game will start at 6pm.

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