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 3rd 2014, vs Chunichi

First top team win for the switch-hitting starter.

September 3rd, 2014 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak:  Won 1  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo rode a surprisingly strong start from Tokuyama and a big sixth inning to a relatively easy victory. Tonite was actually Tokuyama’s first pro win, and it was a well-deserved win at that. An annoying Morino double that […]

Jul 14th 2014, @ Yomiuri

'Nori allowed only one run over eight very solid innings.

July 14th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 12 Yomiuri Giants 1 Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Tokyo Dome) After getting swept by the BayStars at home for the first time in 14 years, your birds were clearly a little upset. And they decided to take their frustrations out on local bully, Yomiuri. Funnily enough, the […]

Jul 13th 2014, vs Yokohama


July 13th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) For a while there, it looked like the birds would get held to one run again, but the final scoreline was a bit closer than the two previous evenings. But, alas, the result was still the same. […]

Jul 12th 2014, vs Yokohama

It's not Ogawa's fault. It's those silly green uniforms that fouled things up.

July 12th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 7 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yokohama has outscored Tokyo 17-2 over the past two games. Bury your heads in the sand, Swallowers. And even with it’s ace back on the mound after an extended spell on the DL, the team wasn’t able to […]

Jul 6th 2014, @ Hiroshima [Game Called]

July 6th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Hiroshima Carp 2  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW [Game called due to rain in the fourth] (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) This game was halted in the fourth with the score tied at two. That means that solo home runs by Kawabata, Maru, and Eldred in the third […]

Jul 5th 2014, @ Hiroshima

July 5th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 3  Streak: Won 1    Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Your birds put an end to a four game slide after enduring a Kenta Maeda-led whooping the night before. Aside from pulling out the win in the ninth innings, Iwahashi got his first career win […]

Jun 29th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita) [Game Cancelled]

June 29th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Akita) [Game Cancelled] Tokyo did not have a chance to avenge yesterday’s drubbing due to a downpour. On Tuesday your birds will play Hanshin in Kurashiki before returning to Koshien for games on Wednesday and Thursday. Then they’re off to Hiroshima for a […]

Jun 28th 2014, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

June 28th, 2013 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WWLWL (Akita) A very unappetizing, unsavory, and unsexy game was played in Akita Prefecture today. Narveson allowed nine runs (six earned) during his three and one-third innings on the mound. Narveson recorded outs against the first two batters he faced today, but […]

Jun 23rd 2014, vs Chiba

Chiba lotte

June 23rd, 2014 Chiba Marines 10 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LLWWL (Jingu Stadium) Your favorite birds got their butts whupped tonight. With Matsuoka starting for Tokyo, things got out of hand in a hurry, and Naruse made sure that the home side didn’t have enough time to get back […]

Jun 22nd 2014, vs Orix

Ueda speaks to the crowd during his hero interview after knocking in the game-winning run in the 10th.

June 22nd, 2014 Orix Buffaloes 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo had four errors today but still won in walk-off fashion. Unfortunately, Narveson had another start turn into a no-decision, but the good news is that the team’s four relievers didn’t allow a single run this afternoon. […]