9/21/12 – Yomiuri (Away)

September 21st, 2012 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWWL (Tokyo Dome) I want to be remain thankful and happy that the birds swept the last two series at a time when they really needed to. But no, it’s hard to be grateful when you drop the game that ensures […]

9/28/11 – Hanshin (Home)

September 28th, 2011 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows sent Shichijo to the mound after a 1 month stint in Toda, while the Tigers elected to send young Takumi Akiyama to the mound for his first start of the season. Akiyama had two strong […]

9/24/11 – Chunichi (Away)

September 24th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4  Last 5: TLLLL (Nagoya Dome) Another day, another heart-breakingly close loss to the Dragons in Nagoya. The Swallows got their points early as Kawabata managed a two out single off Soto, which Hatake followed with his 21st home run of the season. […]

9/18/11 – Yokohama (Home)

September 18th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWWTL (Jingu Stadium) A ninth-inning rally wasn’t quite enough to stop the outhit Swallows from losing for the first time since September 4th and closing their longest unbeaten streak in over a year. Masubuchi started off fairly well. Three strike-outs […]

9/14/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

September 14th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows  7 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Won 8  Last 5: WWWWW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Zoom! Zoom zooomzoomzoomzoom Stadium Hiroshima) Aoki started this game with a strike out, but he at least drew seven pitches. Tanaka drew a walk and Kawabata got a hit, both to be commended. Hatakeyama popped out and, […]

9/8/11 – Yokohama (Away)

September 8th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Yokohama BayStars 3 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: WLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) Don’t let the score fool you, this game was a lot closer and a lot uglier than plain numbers can describe. Both starters looked good early on. Even as Muranaka gave up a solo homer to Murata […]

7/16/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 16th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWDWL (Tokyo Dome) Tokyo’s remarkable streak against Yomiuri came to an end in a game that’s best left forgotten. Us: Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Whitesell (1B) Hatakeyama (LF) Balentien (RF) Kawabata (SS) Kawamoto (C) Fujimoto (3B) Yamamoto (P) Them: Sakamoto (SS) Takahashi […]

6/15/11 – Saitama (Home)

June 15th, 2011 Saitama Seibu Lions  8 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: DLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamamoto did his thing – nullifying Ks with RBIs and BBs, while the offense did a little reprise of their earlier Interleague performance by leaving their bats on the rack. Tokyo: 1. Aoki (CF) […]

5/1/11 – Hanshin (Away)

May 1st, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WWLLW (Koshien Stadium)   After an impressive unbeaten streak that lifted the team to the top of the Central League in April, the Swallows finished the month with a pair of losses at Koshien Stadium. The birds took the field […]

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 […]