5/31/12 – Hokkaido (Home)

May 31st, 2012 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Alleluia!! Alleluia!!  ALLLLEEEEELLLLLUUUUIIIIAAAAAA!!!! After one of the worst stretches of baseball that I witnessed in Japan, the Swallows bats came alive this fine evening. I suppose a special thanks goes out to Hokkaido’s […]

4/24/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 24th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WWWDW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium) The Swallows made it out of Hiroshima without losing any of the fixtures in the series, taking their unbeaten streak to eight games, and are, for the moment, in first place. (I […]

4/22/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 22nd, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Streak: Won 5      Last 5: WWWWW (Mazda Zoom Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom Stadium) Whisper it. Things are going well. Very well indeed. Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Yuichi (LF) Hatakeyama (1B) Balentien (RF) Miyamato (3B) Kawabata (SS) Kawamoto (C) Yamamoto (P) Most of this one this […]

4/17/11 – Yokohama (Home)

April 17th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Swallows win! Swallows win! The Victors: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Hamanaka (LF) Hatakeyamal (1B) Aikawa (C) Balentien (RF) Miyamoto (3B) Kawabata (SS) Masubuchi (P) The Vanquished: Ishikawa (SS) Watanabe (2B) Sledge (LF) Murata (3B) Harper […]

9/26/09 — Yokohama (Home)

September 26th, 2009 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium) A crazy thing happened today. The Tokyo Swallows reclaimed third place in the Central League.

9/22/09 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 22nd, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Streak: Won 1      Last : LLLLW (Mazda Stadium) After last night’s roadcrash-esque 9th inning failure, Tokyo eased to victory off the back of a superb complete game shutout performance from rotation newcomer Takagi. The 26 year old earned his second career win […]

9/18/09 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 18th, 2009 Yomiuri Giants 10 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LLWWL (Jingu Stadium) After two long overdue victories on the trot, normal service was resumed tonight as the team did what they nearly always do when facing their local neighbours, they yet again rolled over and became Yomiuri’s bitches.

9/17/09 — Yokohama (Away)

September 16th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows won two games in a row for the first time since July 31st and August 1st when the team was playing the Dragons at home. Coincidentally, that was also the last time that the birds […]

8/29/09 — Chunichi (Home)

August 29th, 2009 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Jingu Stadium) Yoshinori lasted eight innings, and the game went an extra frame before it was decided, but in the end it was another game for the ‘Loss’ column.

8/22/09 — Yomiuri (Home)

August 22nd, 2009 Yomiuri Giants 7 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWLWL (Jingu Stadium) Yoshinori pitches against the Giants a lot, and this time they got ahold of him a little bit.