Archives for August 2010

8/31/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

August 31st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 12 Yomiuri Giants 8 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Kanazawa) After being fairly well beaten in the last two games against the Tigers this weekend, the Swallows took some of the bad taste from their mouths with a win against our other favourite CL brethren. Aoki (CF) Tanaka […]

8/29/10 – Hanshin (Home)

August 28th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 12 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows’ insistence on going with a 6-man rotation costs the team dearly… The Birds’ lineup was the usual, except the starting pitcher. Aoki CF Tanaka 2B Iihara RF Whitesell 1B Hatakeyama LF Aikawa C Miyamoto […]

8/28/10 – Hanshin (Home)

August 28th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) What poison can overcome the elation of a thumping of the Tigers? A thumping by the Tigers. This sucked. Good news first: Eulogio De La Cruz is a badass (except at pitching). His warm-up music […]

8/27/10 – Hanshin (Home)

August 27th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) What balm can soothe the sting of a loss to the BayStars? Turning around the next night to spank the Tigers. The Spankers: Aoki Tanaka Iihara Whitesell Hatakeyama Aikawa Takeuchi Fujimoto Tateyama The Spankees: Murton […]

8/26/10 – Yokohama (Home)

August 26th, 2010 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Damned BayStars. OK, OK, I’ll admit the they’ve-got-our-number thing is a bit exaggerated, but damn them anyway. Our Boys in the (rather nice) ‘Hood: Aoki Tanaka Takeuchi Whitesell Yuichi Miyamoto Kawabata Kawamoto Yoshinori The Basket-case […]

8/25/10 – Yokohama (Home)

August 25th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Won 3    Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a late wobble, the Swallows continued their journey into positive territory with another win over the Baystars. Tokyo are now just the third team in history to recover from being 19 games or more […]

8/24/10 – Yokohama (Home)

August 24th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 13 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After three exceedingly tight games in Nagoya this last weekend, Tokyo unloaded on the omni-shambles that is the Yokohama Baystars as they saw their record finally return to some semblance of respectability. So come one, come all, […]

8/22/10 – Chunichi (Away)

August 22nd, 2010 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWWLW (Nagoya Dome) Today’s rubber match against the Dragons seemed to be following the same script as last night’s game, with the Birds taking the early lead and giving it up in one bad inning. However, today the Swallows […]

8/21/10 – Chunichi (Away)

August 21st, 2010 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWWWL (Nagoya Dome) With a .500 record on the line, Nakazawa and the Swallows aren’t able to take home the win in a tough luck loss to the Dragons. The Swallows started their usual lineup of: Aoki CF Tanaka […]

8/20/10 – Chunichi (Away)

August 20th, 2010 Chunichi Dragons 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Nagoya Dome) I like this. After this game, the streak and last five look just like they did after the Swallows’ last sweep of the Dragons, at the start of the ten-game winning streak. Just saying. Tonight was […]