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.

Aug 21st 2016, @ Hiroshima

August 21st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 3   Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the second straight night, as they got swept by the Carp in Hiroshima. Yamanaka threw a decent start but the young lineup trotted out by the Swallows couldn’t get anything done […]

Aug 20th 2016, @ Hiroshima

August 20th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL Ishikawa came into the night still looking for his first road win of 2016. While he had a decent start, Hiroki Kuroda completely shut down the Swallows’ offense. Nishiura and Sakaguchi got singles in the first inning. Those were […]

Aug 18th 2016, vs Yokohama [Game Cancelled]

August 18th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars Tokyo Swallows Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another day, another typhoon rain out. The Swallows “won” their three game series against the BayStars by winning the lone game that got played. This match will get rescheduled for mid-late September.

Aug 5th 2016, vs. Hanshin

Aug 5th 2016 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 6 vs. Hanshin: LLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows continued to struggle against the Tigers as they dropped their sixth straight game against the team from Kansai. Swallows Highlights Kyle Davies was OK going five innings allowing 3 ER on 5 hits […]

Aug 4th 2016, vs. Hiroshima

August 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yoshinori came into the night looking for his first home win since September 2011. The result was a bit of a Rorschach test on your feelings on Yoshinori and his chances at future success. The good parts […]

Jul 28th 2016, @ Hanshin

July 28th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 10 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: WWLLL (Koshien Stadium) Welcome back to sixth place baseball as he Swallows got swept in Osaka and dropped their fifth straight game to the Tigers. Of the Tigers 8 wins in July, 5 have come from the Birds. You know it’s […]

Jul 22nd, 2016, @ Chunichi

July 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LWLLW (Nagoya Dome) Shohei Tateyama was still looking for his first win since his 2453th comeback. The Dragons had denied Yoshinori a comeback earlier in July, but this time everything clicked and the Swallows got Tateyama the W.  After […]

Jul 18th 2016, vs. Yokohama

July 18th 2016 Yokohama BayStars 3 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows opened their post-All Star Game schedule at Jingu Stadium. The game was dubbed “Jingu Stadium Day” to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the greatest stadium in Tokyo. Ishikawa made his first start since the beginning […]

Jul 10th 2016, vs. Chunichi

July 10th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LLLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After the hype and excitement the previous night for Yoshinori’s return, the Swallows came into the evening with much more sensible expectations of beating the Dragons to get Sugiura his first 2016 win. The Swallows […]

Jul 8, 2016. vs. Chunichi

July 8th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After getting swept in Yokohama, the Swallows were looking to reassert their dominance in games in which they bat in the bottom of the inning, aka home games. While it was Kyle Davies’ spot in […]