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 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 2           Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Hold on to your asses because this was a wild one! The ending was especially odd. Your crazy Birds prevailed in extra innings to take the series from 6th-placed Chunichi. Much like a […]

Aug 24th 2016, vs Chunichi

August 24th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 2 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1           Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After dropping four straight, your Birds got back to winning ways at home. And Yamada was back in the lineup, so two pieces of good news for the price of one! This contest […]

Aug 19th 2016, vs Hiroshima

August 19th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Hiroshima Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Mazda Stadium) It was a lovely, error-filled night in Hiroshima. Tokyo built a quick lead in the first thanks in no small part to two Hiroshima fielding miscues. The first error allowed Hiyane on with one out, and Balentien […]

Aug 17th 2016, vs Yokohama

August 17th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: WWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Here’s a treat, sports fans. Ogawa went the distance tonight! I know the lineup looks a bit feeble, but take heart. We haven’t lost a player to injury in about a week. Oh wait… Ugumori’s […]

Aug 13th 2016, vs Yomiuri

August 13th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 4  Last 5: LWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The last time your Birds won four in a row was way back during Golden Week. They won the final game of a series against Hiroshima and then swept Gomiuri at home on May 1st. Two days […]

Aug 12th 2016, vs Yomiuri

August 12th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3  Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Davies took the mound for your Birds tonight hoping to hold down a win, the first since June 25th. Including tonight, Davies has faced Gomiuri in three of his last four starts. Davies loaded the bases in […]

Aug 6th 2016, vs Hanshin

Aug 6th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After losing seven in a row to their fellow cellar dwellers, your Birds finally figured out the winning combination. And a big part of it was getting another high-quality start from Tokyo’s most […]

Jul 30th 2016, @ Yomiuri

July 30th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Yomiuri Giants 9 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: LLLLL (Tokyo Stain Dome) Nothing to see here. Please move along. That’s now five straight losses. For the second game in a row, your Birds managed only four hits. Tokyo managed to get two runners on base in the fourth and […]

Jul 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

July 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 3 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Nagoya Dome) Your birds won the game and the series after a wild top of the 10th in Nagoya. And they’ll climb into fourth place in the Central League if they can complete the sweep tomorrow afternoon at […]

Jul 9th 2016, vs Chunichi

July 9th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After multiple injuries caused a 1,771 day vacation, Mr. Sato found his way back to Jingu Stadium. That’s right Yoshinori started his first top flight game since September 3rd, 2011, and while he made it through five […]