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 29th 2014, @ Hiroshima

September 29th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 12 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Both starters were chased early in this contest, the long ball dictated the pace, and this game was just plain crazy. The Tokyo bats finally got to Heath in the middle innings, just when it was looking […]

Sept 28th 2014, @ Hiroshima

Yuhei effectively put the game out of reach in the top of the 1st.

September 28th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) After failing last night to assist the Carp in their pursuit of a first-round playoff series in Hiroshima, your Swallows were a little bit rude again this evening. But the good news is that Ogawa got himself […]

Sept 27th 2014, @ Hanshin

September 27th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hanshin Tigers 2 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Koshien Stadium) With Yomiuri’s Central League clinching win last night, Tokyo tried to influence the playoffs as best it could by giving Hiroshima a little extra breathing room in second place. My brain vomited several times while watching the overdone […]

Sept 21st 2014, @ Yomiuri

Tokyo's second baseman won game hero honors after his game-winning home run in the 11th.

September 21st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Tokyo Dome) The Swallows put together five late runs to eventually win this one in the top of the 11th. The four hour and 10 minute affair was attended by a reported crowd of 44,919. Ogawa had a little help […]

Sept 20th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Kawabata singles in the sixth inning.

September 20th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Lost 3  Last 5: LWLLL (Tokyo Dome) This one began poorly. And your Swallows weren’t able to get a runner on base until the top of the fifth. And in case there was any doubt, we can now confirm that the Swallows have been mathematically eliminated […]

Sept 19th 2014, @ Yomiuri

Utsumi didn't suck today.

September 19th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: DLWLL (Tokyo Dome) A pair of two-run innings midway through the game for the Giants put this one out of reach. Utsumi got his sixth win of the year in the process. Ishikawa only ended up pitching five innings which gives you […]

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

Yokohama_BayStars

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 […]