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

Oct 24th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – @ Softbank (Game 1)

October 24th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Softbank Hawks 4 Series: Tokyo 0-1 Softbank (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Tokyo fans got a bit of a gift before this game started. News that Softbank’s star outfielder, Uchikawa, would not be starting due to a pair of cracked ribs filtered through social networking sites and added some optimism to the underdog’s chances. But […]

Oct 17th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 4)

October 17th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Swallows Win Series 4-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Tokyo Swallows put the finishing touches on the final stage of the Central League playoffs and the final nail in the coffin of Hara’s 12-year stint as manager of Yomiuri. And this one was a prototypical win by the […]

Oct 3rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

October 3rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 2    Last 5: WWLWW (Mazda Stadium) Fresh off their Central League pennant-clinching win over Hanshin at Jingu on Friday night, many expected the Swallows to be a little, well, hung over. And with Johnson on the mound for the Carp, having won his four previous decisions, […]

Sep 26th 2015, @ Yomiuri

September 26th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 4 Last 5: WWWWL  Streak: Lost 1 (The Suidobashi Stain Dome) Your birds couldn’t build on or protect an early lead against second place Yomiuri. The difference at the top of the Central League is now one game. With Ueda on second (HBP) and Kawabata on first (catcher […]

Sep 19th 2015, vs Yomiuri

September 19th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: DWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game was tight through five frames, but then nearly the entire lineup chipped in to put this game away in the seventh and eighth. Two through six in the Swallows lineup all had at least two hits today. The […]

Sep 12th 2015, @ Chunichi

September 12th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWWL (Nagoya Dome) Your birds started the afternoon in the Central League driver’s seat after Hanshin fell to Hiroki Kuroda and the Hiroshima Carp yesterday at Koshien Stadium. However, it would turn out to be a fleeting experience as the offense was held […]

Sep 5th 2015, vs Hiroshima

September 5th, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo’s four game winning streak came to an end when a pitcher’s duel went pear-shaped in the top of the ninth. And Kuroda was pretty damned nasty today, so that didn’t help. Ishiyama backed his way into a […]

Aug 29th 2015, @ Hanshin

Aug 29th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 8 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: WWWLW (Koshien Stadium) Yamada notched three RBI and was a double short of the cycle as your birds broke this game open late. After an embarrassing game the night before, it was time to get the offense back on track. Tokyo scored […]

Aug 28th 2015, @ Hanshin

Aug 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 9 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWWWL (Koshien Stadium) After sweeping the hated Yomiuri Giants at home, your Swallows got dicked on down in Kansai. Hanshin starter, Fujinami, recorded a complete game shutout and allowed only three hits and a walk. Two of those hits were from Fujinami who started […]

Aug 22nd 2015, vs Chunichi

Aug 22nd, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds embarrassed the visiting Dragons of Nagoya thanks to six decent innings from Ishiyama and an offensive outburst by the Swallows cleanup. Yamada went yard three times in this contest. After last night’s drubbing, Hiyane made sure to […]