9/7/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

September 7th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: DWLDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After a desperately disappointing series in Yokohama at the weekend, Tokyo looked to keep alive their faint hopes of a playoff spot against the 2010 CL’s other doormat outfit. And keep those hopes alive they did, […]

8/31/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

August 31st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 12 Yomiuri Giants 8 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Kanazawa) After being fairly well beaten in the last two games against the Tigers this weekend, the Swallows took some of the bad taste from their mouths with a win against our other favourite CL brethren. Aoki (CF) Tanaka […]

8/17/10 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 17th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: WWLLL (Mazda Stadium) Tokyo travelled to Hiroshima looking to get back on the winning trail after losing a tight series in Osaka this last weekend. But on the losing path they would remain after losing another tight game, […]

8/11/10 – Yomiuri (Home)

August 11th, 2010 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Streak: Won 8   Last 8: WWWWWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tokyo displayed their tenacity in spades as they came from behind to win their eighth straight game. This is the first time in seven years the Swallows have put up eight wins on the bounce. Let […]

7/28/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

July 28th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Jingu Stadium) Extra base-hits were the order of the day as Tokyo banged out nine of them in their destruction of struggling Hiroshima. Aoki (CF) Tanaka (2B) Ihara (RF) Whitesell (1B) Hatakeyama (LF) Aikawa (C) Miyamoto (3B) Kawabata […]

7/21/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

July 21st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows ended the first half of their season with a win in Tokyo Dome that halted their losing streak at four. At the helm was starter Masanori Ishikawa who despite lasting just five innings, gave […]

6/9/10 – Hokkaido (Away)

June 9th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Sapporo Dome) Tokyo won the first of their four meetings in a week with their PL 6th-placed equivalents as they continued their affinity to alternate their wins and losses. Tokyo’s starting lineup was notable for Guiel being switched to […]

4/23/10 – Yokohama (Away)

April 23rd, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 0 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLDLW (Yokohama Stadium) Rookie Masato Nakazawa pitched a complete game shutout of the BayStars in only his third pro start as Tokyo got back to winning ways in a rainy Yokohama. The 25 year old went the distance on […]

4/22/10 – Chunichi (Away)

April 22nd, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLDL (Nagoya Dome) The right ingredients were mostly there: another good start from Tony Barnette and 8 hits for the Swallows to the Dragons 6. But the one thing missing was the one thing that has plagued Tokyo for […]

4/21/10 – Chunichi (Away)

April 21st, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Drawn 1   Last 5: WLWLD (Nagoya Dome) After four hours and ten minutes of toil this one ended up in the Central League’s first stalemate of the new season, with Ishikawa again failing to register his first win of the 2010 campaign. Takada gave […]