July 31st, 2009 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLLW (Jingu Stadium) Tateyama tallied his second win of the month at home versus the Dragons, and the birds snapped a two-game losing streak thanks to some good fielding and clutch hitting.
Archives for July 2009
July 30th, 2009 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 8 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2 Last : WWWLL (Jingu Stadium) OK, here’s the deal: we need to buy a second farm team right now because there’s not enough competition for slots on the rotation, and the guys aren’t getting the game time that they […]
July 29th, 2009 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 10 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last : WWWWL (Jingu Stadium) After starting the second half of 2009 with a surprisingly easy win last night, the Tokyo Swallows couldn’t hold on to an early-innings lead in game two of the series versus the Hiroshima Carp.
July 28th, 2009 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 4 Last : LWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo opened up their second-half campaign with an straightforward victory over the slumping Carp. Masanori Ishikawa replicated his quality performance from his last start in Hiroshima, going eight innings of two run ball off […]
With the season now entering it’s second half, let’s have a look at how the Tokyo starting rotation is shaping up for the playoff push.
Mr. Guiel is the senior non-Japanese player on Team Tokyo, and he’s had one hell of a first half. Teaming up with first baseman Jamie D’Antona in the middle of the Swallows lineup, he has provided sorely-needed stability and power to a team chock full of slap-hitters and base-swipers.
After striking gold with the acquisition of closer Chang-yong Lim in 2008, Tokyo again dipped into the South Korean talent pool and came away with a potential starter in Hye-cheon Lee.
Jamie D’Antona was on the verge of making an impact in MLB a little less than a year ago. Playing for the Diamondbacks, the hard-hitting corner infielder was slugging up a storm in triple-A Tuscon before finally getting a solid shot at the first team. He was routinely hailed as one of the snakes’ brightest […]
Pacific League 7 Central League 4 (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium) The All-Pacific team made sure honours were even for the 2009 All-Star games as they came out on top on a rainy evening in Hiroshima.