4/5/09 – Hanshin (Away)

April 5th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 7 Hanshin Tigers 6 Streak: Won 2     Last 3:  LWW (Kyocera Dome) Tokyo’s innaugral series of the 2009 season wrapped up this afternoon with game three versus the Hanshin Tigers at Kyocera Dome. With the series split evenly at one game apiece, Hanshin started righty Fukuhara and Tokyo countered […]

4/3/09 – Hanshin (Away)

April 3rd, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 1     Last 1:  L (Kyocera Dome) First of all, the home plate umpire was crap. The strike zone changed every inning. Pitchers from both teams were confused to the brink of tears by some of the calls. Second, there are some pretty shocking TV […]

3/22/09 — Orix (home)

March 22nd, 2009 Orix Buffaloes  2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: WWLWW (Jingu Stadium) Ryo Kawashima pitched six decent innings of six hit, two run baseball to earn the win in this wind-blown spring training game. Both runs were surrendered in the fourth off of a blast by our good friend, […]

3/20/09 — Hokkaido (home)

March 20th, 2009 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters  1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: DWWWL (Jingu Stadium) This contest turned out to be a pitching duel from start to finish. Former Tokyo pitcher, Shugo Fujii, started this game for the visiting Fighters, and Tateyama took the mound for the Swallows.

3/14/09 — Hiroshima (away)

March 14th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LLLWL (Hiroshima Stadium) Hye-cheon Lee started this one for the birds and only gave up one run off of four hits in five innings, but he still came away with the loss because he didn’t get any […]

3/08/09 — Hanshin (away)

March 8th, 2009 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 5 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WLWLL (Kurashiki) Tokyo managed only two hits in this affair, two of which were courtesy of the underrated Noguchi’s bat.

3/5/09 — Hokkaido (away)

March 5th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows  5  Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters  2 Streak: Won 1   Last 4: WWLW (Sapporo Dome) Three Tokyo players had two-hit games, and the pitching staff only gave up a pair of runs in Tokyo’s second half of a two-day stay up in Hokkaido. Impressively, more than 10,000 people turned out for the […]