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 29th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 11 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: LLLWW With last night’s loss, the BayStars had locked in their spot in the CL standings. The focus of tonight’s game was squarely on Daisuke Miura’s last start. For 25 years Miura was a fixture in Yokohama and his […]

Sept 25th 2016, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

September 25th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Hiroshima Carp Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) The rain came down hard in Hiroshima and the game got called by the officials before they could even finish the top of the first inning. The highlight of the game for the Carp faithful was the retirement match […]

Sept 22nd 2016, @ Yokohama [Cancelled]

September 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Yokohama Baystars Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Rain has been falling in the Kanto region non-stop and this one was called just after noon. The makeup game is scheduled for September 29 in Yokohama. The Swallows’ next game is scheduled for Saturday in Hiroshima.

Sept 16th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 16th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (The Dome Where Dreams Go To Die) The Swallows failed in their tenth attempt to win at the Tokyo Dome. The Swallows struck first with back-to-back singles by Sakaguchi and Kawabata putting two men on with no outs for Yamada. […]

Sept 8th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 8th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama Baystars 3 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) While many fans were following other CL games as they had championship implications, the Swallows and BayStars played a key game in their fight for the last CS spot. The Carp did not get their CL pennant tonight […]

Sept 2nd, 2016, vs. Hiroshima

September 2nd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows weren’t able to slow down the Carp in their path to the CL pennant as one bad inning was enough to put the Swallows away at Jingu.  Ishikawa managed to keep the Carp off the […]

Aug 26th 2016, @ Hanshin

Aug 26th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LWLWW (Koshien Stadium) The Swallows found themselves in Koshien trying to find success on the road. Atsushi Ugumori delivered in a big way as the Swallows held on to beat the Tigers. The Swallows struck first in a big way in […]

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.