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

Aug 22nd 2015, vs Chunichi

Having eclipsed 30 HR for the first time in his career, he's just five steals from a 30-30 season.

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 […]

Aug 14th 2015, vs Hanshin

August 14th, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 7 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WWWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Masato Furuno took the mound for the Swallows hoping to win his first game since June 25th against Chunichi. He was also hoping to make it past five innings which he hadn’t done since June 9th against Orix […]

Aug 8th 2015, @ Chunichi

August 8th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo dropped its second consecutive series thanks to Arakaki’s rough first inning, and a solid seven innings from opposite number, Wakamatsu. This contest was all but finished after the first inning. Ohshima walked with one out and […]

Aug 1st 2015, @ Hanshin

Tokyo Swallows Logo

Aug 1st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hanshin Tigers 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Koshien Stadium) Your Swallows snapped a two-game losing streak and finally won a game at Koshien. And it was partly thanks to a strong outing from Ishiyama in his return to a role in the rotation. The offense chipped […]

Jul 31st 2015, @ Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

July 31st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 8 Hanshin Tigers 10 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Koshien Stadium) Your Swallows jumped out to a healthy early lead, but Naruse couldn’t capitalize, and the Swallows dropped the first game of the series in Kansai. In fact, Tokyo’s prized off-season acquisition didn’t even survive a full four […]

Jul 25th 2015, vs Chunichi

Yamada (l) and Kawabata (r) are turning into a mean combo at the top of the order.

July 25th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 6 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite lasting more than three and a half hours in some pretty thick Tokyo summer humidity, fans were treated to an excited back and forth affair between the Central League’s recent past and its future. Matsuoka got […]

Jul 11th 2015, vs Yokohama

Welcome back, Tateyama!

July 11th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Last 5: LLLWW Streak: Won 2 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds secured the home series against Yokohama with an open-and-closed victory behind Tateyama’s six innings of solid work. And the BayStars are now 1-7 at Jingu Stadium so far this season. In only his second top […]

Jul 4th 2015, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

July 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows  Hiroshima Carp  Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) How many times has Ishikawa had to duel Johnson so far this season? Doesn’t matter, even after a 50 minute rain delay before the game started, everyone was sent home after only one and two-thirds […]

Jun 27th 2015, vs Yomiuri

June 27th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWWWL (Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium) Tokyo saw its three-game winning streak come to a halt at the hands of one Miles Mikolas. Tokyo starter, Nagisa Arakaki, pitched a great game. By any objective measure, he had the type of afternoon that 100% of […]

Jun 26th 2015, vs Yomiuri [Cancelled]

June 26th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium) This evening’s game was cancelled due to rain. Game two of this series, also to be played in Shizuoka, will start at 2 PM on Saturday.