About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

Sept 24th 2016, @ Hiroshima

September 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) Neither team had a whole lot to play for, and it appears that the better team prevailed. In other news, it looks like the Softbank Hawks won’t repeat their pennant championship either. Your birds managed just four […]

Sept 10th 2016, vs Hanshin

September 10th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While all eyes were on the Carp-Giants contest at Tokyo Dome, your Birds won an easy game against Hanshin. Despite scoring first, the Tigers were not able to handle Yamada. All you need […]

Sept 9th 2016, vs Yomiuri

September 9th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a tricky one. Beat the Giants and hand the Carp their first CL Pennant in 25 years on their day off. Lose to the Giants and let the Carp celebrate the pennant victory at Gomiuri’s […]

Sept 4th 2016, vs Hiroshima

September 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Still two games behind Yokohama and third place, the Swallows need to win this series to turn up the heat a little. A win today would also help set the tone for an absolutely enormous series […]

Sept 3rd 2016 vs Hiroshima

September 3rd, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s loss, your Birds started the evening two games behind Yokohama and a chance at the playoffs. Davies started for Tokyo today, and it’s worth recalling that he pitched six solid innings in his […]

Aug 28th 2016, @ Hanshin

Aug 28th 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Won 5 Last 5: WWWWW (Koshien Stadium) Your Birds returned to Koshien for the first time since the end of July when they were blown out in three straight games. This time they returned the favor. It wasn’t a blowout, but a sweep is a […]

Aug 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 2           Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Hold on to your asses because this was a wild one! The ending was especially odd. Your crazy Birds prevailed in extra innings to take the series from 6th-placed Chunichi. Much like a […]

Aug 24th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 24th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1           Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After dropping four straight, your Birds got back to winning ways at home. And Yamada was back in the lineup, so two pieces of good news for the price of one! This contest […]

Aug 19th 2016, vs Hiroshima

August 19th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Stadium) It was a lovely, error-filled night in Hiroshima. Tokyo built a quick lead in the first thanks in no small part to two Hiroshima fielding miscues. The first error allowed Hiyane on with one out, and Balentien […]

Aug 17th 2016, vs Yokohama

August 17th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Here’s a treat, sports fans. Ogawa went the distance tonight! I know the lineup looks a bit feeble, but take heart. We haven’t lost a player to injury in about a week. Oh wait… Ugumori’s […]