Archives for 2009

Tokyo Picks up Eulogio De La Cruz

Rumored to be able to throw 160 kph (100 mph), Eulogio De La Cruz was released by the San Diego Padres in the middle of last week, and has now signed for 15 million yen (plus incentives) with the Tokyo Swallows. The 25-year-old RHP hails from the Dominican Republic and made his last major league […]

Igarashi testing MLB waters

It was reported that Ryota Igarashi, long-time set-up and closer out of the Tokyo bullpen, will be spending the winter training in the United States as he works through the process of signing with a team there. A couple of teams have apparently

Tokyo’s 2009 Amateur Draft Picks

The birds made a few new acquisitions back on the 29th of October, and at least one of those picks (a left-handed pitcher out of the industrial leagues) looks like he could make an immediate contribution to the team. The Swallows were part of that huge scrum looking to snap up Yusei Kikuchi, but they […]

Aoki’s surgery successful

Aoki’s surgery was successfully completed yesterday at a hospital in Tokyo. Aoki had surgery on both of his ankles to remove small pieces of bone. It was reported that he should be able to leave the hospital within a week.

10/31/09 — Japan Series — Hokkaido vs. Yomiuri (Game 1)

Yomiuri 4 Hokkaido 3 Series: Hokkaido 0-1 Yomiuri (Sapporo Dome) The 2009 Japan Series kicked off tonight in Sapporo with the Pacific League Champions, Hokkaido, hosting their Central League counterparts, the Yomiuri Giants.

Current NPB Standings, Swallows Results, and Schedule

Click here for current NPB Standings – including both the Central League and Pacific League – as well as game-by-game results and the complete 2011 schedule for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, with links to the gameday reports, updated daily. Individual Battings Stats current as of: August 3rd Individual Pitching Stats current as of: August 3rd

10/19/09 — Central League Climax Series — Tokyo vs Chunichi (Game 3)

October 19th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 4 Chunichi Dragons 7 Series: Chunichi 2-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Chunichi was definitely the better team today, but they should never forget that they had the flu and a little bit of Takada on their side. Either way, the season came to an end for the Swallows while the Dragons […]

Breaking News: Tokyo Swallows hit by the flu

Reason to weep: it was reported that several key members of the Swallows are reportedly out of action due to the flu.

10/18/09 — Central League Climax Series — 1st Stage — Tokyo vs Chunichi (Game 2)

October 18th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Series: Chunichi 1-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) The Dragons leveled the series with a come-from-behind win and made sure that both team’s season will survive at least one more day.

10/17/09 — Central League Climax Series — 1st Stage — Tokyo vs Chunichi (Game 1)

October 17th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 2 Series: Chunichi 0-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) Game one of the 2009 Central League Climax Series kicked off in Nagoya with Chen on the mound for the home team, and Ishikawa taking the reigns for the visiting Tokyo Swallows. And Tokyo came up with the goods versus […]