Monday Review #17

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

The Monday Review #1

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

4/23/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

April 23rd, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 Streak: Tied 1      Last 5: WWWWD (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium) The Swallows managed to eke out a tied in a game they had no business winning. Both pitchers were making their first starts of the season.   The Swallows’ managed to score […]

7/19/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 19th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Yomiuri Giants 14 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WWLLL (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows dropped another one, and suffered their second big inning in as many days, as cross-town rivals, Yomiuri, returned to winning ways after being beaten in dramatic fashion by Yokohama last night. Tonight’s lineup: 1. […]

Kozo’s Monthly Roundup: June

How We Got There The Swallows came into June fresh off the Takada firing, and were only 4 games into the Ogawa regime. The Birds were looking to build on the 1-2-1 record they had compiled under Ogawa, by exacting revenge on the Pacific League teams that had swept them in May. How We Did […]

6/25/10 – Hanshin (Home)

June 25th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The birds ran headlong into a hot-hitting Hanshin side in Barnette’s return to the top team after a short spell on the farm with gout. Starting lineup: 1. Aoki CF 2. Tanaka 2B 3. Takeuchi […]

Tokyo Roster Update – 8/15/09

Pitchers Kousuke Matsui and Ricky Barrett were brought up from the farm team yesterday, and both of them made appearances after our starter, Kyouhei Muranaka, threw what amounted to batting practice for the first two innings of the game. Right-handed pitcher Kousuke Matsui (no. 44) turns 31 this month and is in his fourth year […]

Tokyo Roster Update – 8/14/09

The newest faces on the Tokyo Swallows first team roster are pitcher Shun Takaichi (no. 14) and infielder Yusuke Kajimoto (no. 39). Takaichi had seen some time on the first team earlier this season before spending about three months on the farm team. His first two appearances of the season comprised a total of eight […]

8/13/09 — Yokohama (Home)

August 13th, 2009 Yokohama BayStars 13 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Jingu Stadium) Wow. That was embarrassing.

5/14/09 – Chunichi (Away)

May 14th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Nagoya Dome) Tokyo came back from an early four run deficit to win the game and take the series in Nagoya and maintain their healthy position in the CL. Takada continued in his search for another member to […]