Tokyo Roster Update — 9/16/09

Pitcher Chang-yong Lim (no. 12) made his return to the top team after a brief rest due to fatigue/back stiffness. He was on the first team roster yesterday, but he didn’t make an appearance in the Swallows’ most recent collapse. Lim’s record before being deactivated from the first team earlier this month was five wins […]

9/13/09 — Chunichi (Away)

September 13th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 7 Streak: Lost 8    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows long slide to fifth place continues. Hanshin’s win over Yokohama means that Dave was right, and the birds now find themselves in fourth place at the end of the weekend.

9/11/09 — Chunichi (Away)

September 11th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 6    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The reeling Tokyo Swallows traveled to Nagoya to take on the slightly uninspiring (recently) Dragons after dropping three in a row against the Carp. To sweeten the deal a little (for Tokyo), Ochiai gave old guy […]

Tokyo Roster Update — 9/11/09

Back on September 8th, infielder Ryousuke Morioka (no. 68) resurfaced on the pro team. He appeared in 25 games and batted .150 during his first stint on the top team earlier this season. He has been impressive on the farm, however, hitting .307 in 43 games. And in this, his second, foray on the top […]

Tokyo Roster Update — 8/30/09

Infielder Jamie D’Antona (no. 4) was brought back up to the top team after two weeks of rehab on a pulled hamstring. D’Antona had just been named the July player of the month for the Central League when the leg injury occurred, and his run-production has been sorely missed during the two weeks without him. […]

8/28/09 — Chunichi (Home)

August 28th, 2009 Chunichi Dragons 7 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Jingu Stadium) I’m beginning to suspect that the team is losing on purpose in order to make Takada look bad in the (foolish) hope that he won’t be asked to stick around next season. And just to get […]

8/27/09 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 27th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 7 Streak: Lost 2     Last : LLWLL (Mazda Stadium) Oh dear. Things are not going well at the moment. At. all. Just like the Carp did the night before, Tokyo found themselves with a 6-0 lead at the end of their 2nd inning […]

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.

Tokyo Roster Update — 8/22/09

Pitcher Masao Kida (no. 42) and outfielder Munehiro Shida (no. 0) were brought up to the first team before yesterday’s game. Kida, a veteran right-handed pitcher who has played in the majors for the Dodgers and Mariners, spent most of the season on the top team before being demoted a little over a week ago. […]

Tokyo Roster Update – 8/12/09

Yuya Kamada (no. 20) has replaced Masao Kida in the bullpen as of today. Kamada made three appearances and pitched a total of four innings without surrendering a run, but he was dropped to the farm team a couple of months ago. The 30-year-old right-handed pitcher from Akita prefecture has several years of first team […]