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.

June 23rd, 2017, vs. Yokohama

June 23rd, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While David Buchanon didn’t have a pretty night, the Swallows offense prevailed in a wild seesaw game. The Swallows struck first in the third inning. Ino lead off the inning with a single, Buchanan bunted him over […]

June 16th 2017, vs. Hokkaido

June 16th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 5 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Sapporo Dome) It is with great pleasure that I present you a complete first team Swallows writeup, as the Swallows overcame the Fighters at Jingu. The Fighters got on the board first with a Sho Nakata solo shot in the […]

June 9th 2017, @ Chiba

June 9th, 2017 There is no god, the Swallows lost to the PL cellar dwellers, and the Giants’ losing streak came to an end officially making the Swallows the only winless team in Interleague. Twitter is now awash with jokes about how the Swallows should just start the farm team, a process is slowly coming […]

June 2nd, 2017, vs. Saitama

June 2nd, 2017 Let’s cut to the chase, the Swallows lost again tonight. The game followed the same rough script as the previous night’s loss in Osaka. If you want more details, scroll down to the bottom of this post. But I thought the other game that was played in Tokyo tonight would be of […]

May 26th, 2017, @ Chunichi

May 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows lost another heartbreaker in the ninth against the Dragons. It was the battle of the 2015 first round draftees with Juri Hara facing Shinnosuke Ogasawara. Hara built on his previous strong start and pitched seven […]

May 19th, 2017 vs. Hanshin

May 19th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows staked an early lead for Hara and the sophomore and the bullpen hung on for the team’s third straight win. After Hara had opened the game with a perfect inning with two strikeouts […]

May 5th 2017, @ Yokohama

May 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After putting up impressive numbers on the farm, Yoshinori was called on to try to stop the Swallows skid. The results were not very pretty. Yoshinori loaded the bases with only one out to start the game with […]

April 28, 2017, vs. Yomiuri

April 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 7 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the second night in a row, this time at the hands of Miles Mikolas and the Giants. You knew things weren’t off to a good start when Ishikawa walked Tateoka […]

April 21st, 2017, vs. Hiroshima

April 21st, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After falling to sixth place during their off-day the Swallows were looking to end their losing streak and right the ship at home. The pitching matchup for the game was the same one that kicked off the […]

April 14th 2017, @ Yokohama

April 14th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL The Swallows once again failed to win on the road and dropped a close one in extra innings in Yokohama. Manaka put Yamada in the lead off spot for a second night in a row and maximized the offensive potential […]