10/5/11 – Hanshin (Away)

October 5th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Kyocera Dome) Tanaka didn’t bat second, for a third straight game, which flagrantly violates the closest thing Tokyo has to set dogma: Tanaka bats second, behind Aoki. Should Aoki reach first and there be no outs, Tanaka will sac […]

8/7/11 Hanshin (Away)

August 7th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: DLLLL (Kyocera Dome) The Birds try to salvage at least one win against the 2nd place Tigers, before riding the shinkansen south to Hiroshima. Tokyo: 1.  Kawashima  (SS) 2.  Aoki (CF) 3.  Hatakeyama (LF) 4.  Whitesell (1B) 5.  Takeuchi (RF) […]

8/6/11 – Hanshin (Away)

August 6th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 6 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WDLLL (Kyocera Dome) Slight tweaks in the line-up fail to lead to more offense, which leads to an ugly loss, which puts Tokyo on a bona fide losing streak, with three straight losses for the first time since May 20th […]

6/9/11 – Orix (Away)

June 9th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Orix Buffaloes 1 Streak: Tied 1 Last 5: WWWLD (Kyocera Dome)   Are you a pessimist? Or an optimist? These are the questions you need to ask yourself when examining today’s boxscore. What you see will be greatly influenced by your personality. Things didn’t start too well for […]

6/8/11 – Orix (Away)

June 8th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Orix Buffaloes 7 Streak: L1 Last 5: LWWWL (Kyocera Dome) What? We lost, OK? Want to keep reading, make us feel bad? Tokyo: 1. Aoki (CF) 2. Tanaka (2B) 3. Whitesell (DH) 4. Hatakeyama (1B) 5. Balentien (RF) 6. Yuichi (LF) 7. Miyamoto (3B) 8. Fujimoto (SS) 9. […]

3/7/09 — Orix (away)

March 7th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Orix Buffaloes  6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Kyocera Dome) Tokyo played catch-up the entire game today. With Tateyama on the mound for the birds, Orix plated two runs in the bottom of the second. Tateyama pitched four innings with just the two runs surrendered (four […]