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

Apr 20th 2014, @ Hanshin

Tanaka, of all people, had a pinch-hit HR tonite.

April 20th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Koshien Stadium) There were four home runs hit in this contest, all of them by the Tokyo Swallows, and yet your birds came up just a wee bit shy in dropping their fifth straight. Kiya was unable to put together another […]

Apr 13th 2014, @ Yokohama

Don't get your hopes up just yet; he didn't face a particularly dangerous lineup. But two runs over seven innings? Thank you very, very much, Mr. Kiya.

April 13th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Yokohama Stadium) Two relative unknowns started the game today. Yokohama’s Moscoso looked to build on his solid first performance as a BayStar, and Kiya took the mound for the first time in 2014 on Tokyo’s behalf. Balentien again found himself […]

Apr 12th 2014, @ Yokohama

Ishikawa put in a solid day's work today.

April 12th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Swallows looked to string together a pair of wins for only the second time so far this season, but a complete-game effort from Yokohama starter, Ino, was enough to overcome a ninth-inning Tokyo rally. For his part, […]

Apr 11th 2014, @ Yokohama

April 11th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLLLW (Yokohama Stadium) After getting swept at the Nagoya Dome during the week, your birds looked to get things going again against Mr. Miura and the Yokohama BayStars on their home turf. Fortunately for the few Swallows fans tuning in, second-year […]

Apr 6th 2014, vs Hanshin

Just like the good old days.

April 6th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 15 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo sent Nakazawa to the mound for his first start of the season, and the Swallows bats hoped to pile more misery on Hanshin’s Enokida who entered the game with a 12.50 ERA. But alas, it was […]

Apr 5th 2014, vs Hanshin

Morioka came through when it counted once again.

April 5th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 11 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) And your Tokyo Swallows are back at .500 after a back-and-forth game at Jingu. Matt Murton must be pissed. The reason why he must be upset is he racked up seven RBI, but his teammates couldn’t help […]

Mar 30th 2014, vs Yokohama [Cancelled]

No Baseball Game Today

March 30th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars  Tokyo Swallows Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This afternoon’s game at Meiji Jingu Stadium has been cancelled due to rain. All five of the other scheduled NPB contests should continue as scheduled thanks to the fact that they’ll be played in domes. Thus, […]

Mar 29th 2014, vs Yokohama

Aikawa ties the game in the bottom of the sixth.

March 29th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1       Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Yokohama brought both teams winning percentage to .500 with the BayStars first win of the 2014 season. Despite the loss, there were several positives to take away from this game from the home team’s […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 19 (March, 2014)

Cautious Optimism

The 2014 Pre-Season Extravaganza is here! 2013 Rookie of the Year, Yasuhiro Ogawa, gets us started in less than 72 hours, so join David, Kozo, and Christopher as they share their thoughts and predictions on how the six teams in the Central League are shaping up. Content overview: Why the orange team might be better than […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 18 (February, 2014)

Tateyama is back on the mound.

New season, new hope? After an oddly enjoyable 2013 season in which Ogawa was crowned Rookie of the Year and Balentien demolished the Japan single season home run record, your hosts bring you up to speed on the ups and downs of the off-season. Content overview: Our feelings about Jingu Stadium…it’s complicated. Do you even […]