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

July 8th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 8th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 7 Last 7: LLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s disgrace of a ball game, Swallows fans were treated to another evening of 6th-place baseball. Feels more like 10th-place baseball really. The Central League leading carp wasted no time in knocking Ishikawa back on […]

July 1st, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 1st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Koshien Stadium) Hanshin scored three in the third, and that was about it. Things came to a head in the bottom of the third with Hara dealing with the top of the order once again. Uemoto took one for […]

June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida. Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s […]

June 17th, 2017 vs Hokkaido

June 17th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4    Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium)   What a difference a week makes! And it was all thanks to a phenomenal outing by Tokyo starter, David Buchanan, who knocked the Hokkaido offense off-kilter with an efficient and dominant complete game shutout. The offense […]

June 10th, 2017 @ Chiba

June 10th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 4 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Zozo Marine Stadium) The birds from Tokyo lost (again) to the birds from Chiba. Isn’t this fun?! It’s just another Saturday without Ogawa. This game was never that far out of reach, but the Marines did score first. And […]

June 3rd, 2017 vs Saitama

June 3rd, 2017 Seibu Lions 11 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After getting swept by the Buffs down in Osaka, your Birds attempted to make sure that wouldn’t happen again at home against Saitama. Unfortunately, Ogawa is out injured and didn’t make his normal Saturday start. Instead, […]

May 27th, 2017 @ Chunichi

May 27th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 4 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows dropped their fifth straight and second in a row down in Nagoya. Another late inning crumble from the relief corps compounded the team’s tepid offense. Your Birds scored first with a little help from opposing […]

May 20th, 2017 vs Hanshin

May 20th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 3 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 4      Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds won their fourth on the trot and pulled closer to third place Gomiuri. Ogawa was effective again as the offense clicked when it needed to. Hanshin held a lead for a short while […]

May 13th, 2017 vs Chunichi

May 13th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1         Last 5: WWLWL (“Home” at Matsuyama) Akiyoshi threw batting practice in the top of the ninth to squander a two run cushion and annoy the ever-living ish out of several Tsubamegun members in attendance. On the bright side, the Tokyo […]

May 6th, 2017 @ Yokohama

May 6th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WLLLL (Yokohama Stadium) Your Birds dropped a fourth straight despite carrying a five run lead into the eighth and another Yamada home run. Oh, and just to draw the agony out a little, this game went 11 innings. Tokyo got on the […]