Archives for June 2010

6/30/10 – Yokohama (Away)

June 30th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 4   Last 5: LWWWW (Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha) It wasn’t a romp like last night, but the Tokyo Swallows still got the win and moved into fourth place in the Central League. Tonite’s lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Iihara […]

6/29/10 – Yokohama (Away)

June 29th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Yokohama BayStars 0 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha) Because the Kanto region of Japan isn’t hot enough already, the neighboring cellar-dwellers headed south–way south–to kick off a two game series in balmy Naha. And the birds walked all over the stars. Tonite’s […]

Fan Votes for the 2010 All Star Game Released

The final results of the fan votes for the 2010 NPB All Start game were released today. Swallows players were not faring well when the first set of results were announced in early June. However, the Swallows’ resurgence has helped put a number of players in respectable positions in the fan vote. Aoki lead all […]

6/27/10 – Hanshin (Home)

June 27th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won a series against a Central League team for the first time since the beginning of April (4/2-4/4 versus Yokohama). Today’s lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Iihara RF 4. D’Antona 1B […]

6/26/10 – Hanshin (Home)

June 26th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows leveled the current series against Hanshin with a come from behind win this afternoon at Jingu stadium. Helping with the heroics in today’s game was new acquisition, Whitesell. Today’s lineup: 1. Aoki CF […]

6/25/10 – Hanshin (Home)

June 25th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The birds ran headlong into a hot-hitting Hanshin side in Barnette’s return to the top team after a short spell on the farm with gout. Starting lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Takeuchi […]

6/24/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

June 24th 2010 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo couldn’t pull off the series win after starter Nakazawa fell victim to the long ball as the Swallows lost to their beloved neighbours. Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (2B) Tanaka (2B) D’Antona (1B) Ihara (RF) Aikawa […]

The Whitesell Dilemma

Ever since the Swallows signed Josh Whitesell to a contract, I have been contemplating the various roster adjustments the Swallows could make in order to maximize the talent available to the team. With various news sources reporting that Whitesell will make his Swallows debut on the 25th against Hanshin, I’d like to share some of […]

6/23/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

June 23rd, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo fell behind early but battled back to take a slender lead, with the bullpen putting in a lights-out shift to bring home the much needed victory. Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (LF) Tanaka (2B) D’Antona (1B) […]

6/22/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

June 22nd, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yomiuri brought their brand of thoroughly unlikeable baseball and mentally challenged fans to Jingu for the first time this season. And as they more often than not tend to do, they left with a win. Wonderful. […]