10/6/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 6th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama started his third game in a row against the Carp. He managed to keep the Hiroshima bats at bay and gave another stellar performance. The starting lineup: Fukuchi LF Tanaka 2B Hatakeyama 3B D’Antona […]

10/5/10 – Hanshin (Home)

October 5th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 17 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Oh dear. Let’s keep this short shall we? Okay, it’s a deal. Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (LF) Hatakeyama (3B) D’Antona (1B) Ihara (RF) Tanaka (2B) Morioka (SS) Fukukawa (C) Nakazawa (P) With Hanshin still chasing 2nd […]

9/28/10 – Yokohama (Away)

September 28th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 0 Streak: Won 2     Last 5: WWLWW (Yokohama Stadium) This one was a rather brief affair, with the Swallows brushing aside the Baystars in just over two hours and a half, thanks primarily to Ishikawa registering his first complete game shutout for two years as he extended […]

9/23/10 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 23rd, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Streak:    Last 5: LWLWW (Mazda Zoooooom Zooooooooooom Stadium Hiroshima) This one was a straight-up pitchers battle between Hiroshima’s finest (not to mention the current CL ERA and wins leader) Kenta Maeda facing off against (in the eyes of this writer anyway) Tokyo’s finest, […]

9/22/10 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 22nd, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLWLW (Mazda Zoooom Zooooooooooooom Stadium Hiroshima) With the Swallows playoff hopes now all but extinguished, and 4th place effectively long since in the bag, the goal of improving on 2009’s one game under .500 finish is all that […]

9/15/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 15th, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 3   Last 9: WWLLL (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo lost their third straight game as they came up short against Yomiuri for the second night running. Tonight saw Ogawa shuffle his starting order for the first time in quite some time after they had […]

9/14/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 14th, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 9: LWWLL (Jingu Stadium) After an unlikely series win in Koshien at the weekend, it was back home to Jingu to host our beloved neighbours and their army of braindead minions. With Nakazawa still out of sorts, it was all […]

9/7/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

September 7th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: DWLDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a desperately disappointing series in Yokohama at the weekend, Tokyo looked to keep alive their faint hopes of a playoff spot against the 2010 CL’s other doormat outfit. And keep those hopes alive they did, […]

9/5/10 — Yokohama (Away)

September 5th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Tied 1    Last 5: WDWLD (Yokohama) The Swallows drew the BayStars to a 6-all tie in Yokohama. The game was pretty much one big personality test, you’d see the results completely differently depending on whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist. Tokyo’s lineup: […]

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 […]