9/25/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

September 25th, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) The Giants and Swallows duked it out in a longest-assed low scoring affair. The 2 teams combined for 20 hits, 8 walks, and 1 dead ball, but managed to only score a combined 5 runs in […]

9/10/10 — Hanshin (Away)

September 10th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LDWLW (Koshien Stadium) Tokyo grabbed a much needed win at Koshien this evening–coming back from an early two run deficit to sneak one away from the now second place Tigers. Lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Iihara RF […]

9/4/10 — Yokohama (Away)

September 4th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 9 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWDWL (Yokohama) Doh! Tokyo’s lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Iihara RF 4. Whitesell 1B 5. Hatakeyama LF 6. Aikawa C 7. Miyamoto 3B 8. Kawabata SS 9. Tateyama P This game fell apart in the sixth. […]

9/1/10 — Yomiuri (Away)

September 1st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Drew 1   Last 5: WLLWD (Tomiyama) After finishing out a very respectable August with an 18-8 record, by far the best W-L tally in the Central League, the birds began September with a draw. Lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Iihara […]

6/2/10 – Fukuoka (Away)

June 1st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: DWLWL (Yahoo Dome) With the DH rule in effect, you’d be forgiven for believing that the sacrifice bunt would be a bit scarcer than normal. But then you’d have revealed yourself as being a supporter of a baseball […]

3/27/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

March 27th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Yomiuri Giants 5 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LW (Tokyo Dome) Tokyo’s bats finally exploded into life and Yoshinori pitched a gem as the Swallows ran out easy winners in the home of their beloved neighbours. Yoshinori pitched 8 superb innings, tossing a career high 135 pitches, […]

Spring Training News: battery injuries galore

Semi-official injury count for the month of February at the Tokyo Swallows spring camp: 11 players missed all or part of at least one day of practice. In detail, that works out to six pitchers, four catchers, and one infielder. Go, go Swallows! While the six injured pitchers may set off the loudest alarm for […]

10/18/09 — Central League Climax Series — 1st Stage — Tokyo vs Chunichi (Game 2)

October 18th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Series: Chunichi 1-1 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) The Dragons leveled the series with a come-from-behind win and made sure that both team’s season will survive at least one more day.

9/29/09 — Hanshin (Home)

September 29th, 2009 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5:  WWWWL (Jingu Stadium) Well, no blisters were involved, but that still sucked.

9/28/09 — Hanshin (Home)

September 28th, 2009 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Streak: Won 6    Last 5:  WWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo starter, Takagi, had another solid outing as Tokyo won a very important contest versus the Hanshin Tigers.