About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.

Sept 4th 2015, vs. Hiroshima

September 4th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 4   Last 5: LWWWW Kris Johnson has largely been in a thorn in the Swallows side all season, but the offense got to him early enough and the bullpen managed to hold on to get the Swallows’ fourth straight win of the season. […]

Aug 27th 2015, vs Yomiuri

August 27th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Sweep, baby! The Swallows win a close one despite giving the Giants offense plenty of opportunities to score. Rookie Terada made his top team debut and looked a little nervous on the mound. Terada kept giving the […]

Aug 20th 2015, @ Yokohama

August 20th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows dropped a close one to the BayStars as both teams struggled to get their offenses going and all the scoring came down to Yokohama Stadium homers. Ishikawa came into the game looking to get his personal […]

Aug 15th 2015, vs Hanshin

August 15th, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Win 1 Last 5: WWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Coming into the game, Dave and I were split over our feeling going into this game. Dave was not confident in Tateyama’s ability to keep the Tiger’s offense in check, while I didn’t disagree I felt the […]

Aug 13th 2015, @ Hiroshima

August 13th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 9 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWWWL (Mazda Stadium) The pendulum finally swung the other way and the Carp offense finally got to the Swallows pitching while the Swallows offense was handcuffed by Kris Johnson. Kris Johnson came into the game with a 2-1 record against […]

July 30th, 2015 vs Hiroshima

July 30th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  5  Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tonight’s game was a reminder that the Swallows can’t take their position and past accomplishments for granted. All of the Swallows’ strengths were on display until the failure of a major strength lead to the loss. The […]

Jul 24th 2015, vs. Chunichi

July 24th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were looking to get above .500 yet again this season against Yudai Ohno who had owned the Swallows earlier in the season but had dropped the last two games against the Birds. Tateyama started for […]

July 10th 2015, vs. Yokohama

July 10th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Last 5: LLLLW Streak: Won 1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows got to end their losing streak by playing their favorite home opponents, the BayStars. The Stars were 1-5 at Jingu coming into the night. A rash of minor injuries forced Manaka to shuffle the line […]

Jul 2nd 2015, vs Hanshin

July 2nd, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 4 Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yamanaka and the Swallows’ offense managed to pull off total victory to get the team to .500, and to the top of the table (WTF?). Nomi was the pitcher standing in the way of the Swallows and […]

Jun 25th 2015, @ Chunichi

June 25th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Won 3   Last 5: LLWWW (Nagoya Dome) I’m not one to make bold predictions but prior to this season I publicly proclaimed that the Swallows would finish ahead of the Dragons this year. But after the Swallows’ fall from the top of the CL […]