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 […]

8/21/09 — Yomiuri (Home)

August 21st, 2009 Yomiuri Giants 6 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: WLWLW (Jingu Stadium) Can anyone remember the last time Tokyo won a three-game series? Neither can I. The birds went into this game hoping to catch the visiting Giants napping as they desperately seek a win or two to […]

8/15/09 — Chunichi (Away)

August 15th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 2 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The birds have been outscored 25-3 in their last two games. The good news is that we didn’t get spanked again this time.

8/8/09 — Yomiuri (Away)

August 8th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 2   Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Tokyo Dome) After yesterday’s high-scoring affair, this game started out a bit more slowly.

8/1/09 — Chunichi (Home)

August 1st, 2009 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WLLWW (Jingu Stadium) Well, Tokyo pulled off the unpredictable today by taking the series versus Chunichi with its second win in as many days.

7/20/09 — Hanshin (Away)

July 20th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 2     Last 5:  WWLWW (Koshien) Yuuki hung in there just long enough to get his third win of the season, and the Swallows survived the Hanshin counter-attack to take the first game of the series.

6/20/09 – Saitama (Home)

June 20th, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5 Streak: Won 6       Last 5: WWWWW (Jingu Stadium) Tonight was a good-ole’, extra-innings game, and you need to know only two words in order to understand all the fun that it entailed: Jamie D’Antona.

6/13/09 – Orix (Away)

June 13th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Orix Buffaloes 1 Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW (Kyocera Dome) After finally getting a win against one of NPB’s surprise stories of the year, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Tokyo made it halfway home before having to stop off in Osaka to finish up their four-game, mid-season […]