5/25/11 – Orix (Home)

May 25th, 2011 Orix Buffaloes 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Streak: L1 (6-game winless streak) Last 5: LLLDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a week on the skids and their lead in the CL dropping to a precarious half game ahead of Hiroshima, the Swallows took the field against the PL’s last-place perennial doormats, Orix, hoping […]

5/18/11- Hokkaido (Away)

May 18th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Sapporo Dome)   Tonight’s match-up saw media-darling and Hokkaido ace Yu Darvish take on our boys from Tokyo. The Swallows put the relatively untested youngster Hitoshi Yamamoto, in his third start, up against him. Rangy Swallow-turned-Eagle-turned-Swallow Ryuji […]

3/18/09 — Saitama (home)

March 18th, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 1 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9 Streak: Won 2       Last 5: WLDWW (Jingu Stadium) The birds got the offense going early in one of the day’s four forgotten games (if you want to know what everyone in Japan was actually paying attention to, please scroll down to the next game […]

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 […]