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

Jul 31st 2015, @ Hanshin

Clean Hanshin Tigers Logo

July 31st, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 8 Hanshin Tigers 10 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Koshien Stadium) Your Swallows jumped out to a healthy early lead, but Naruse couldn’t capitalize, and the Swallows dropped the first game of the series in Kansai. In fact, Tokyo’s prized off-season acquisition didn’t even survive a full four […]

Jul 25th 2015, vs Chunichi

Yamada (l) and Kawabata (r) are turning into a mean combo at the top of the order.

July 25th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 6 Last 5: WWWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite lasting more than three and a half hours in some pretty thick Tokyo summer humidity, fans were treated to an excited back and forth affair between the Central League’s recent past and its future. Matsuoka got […]

Jul 11th 2015, vs Yokohama

Welcome back, Tateyama!

July 11th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 1 Tokyo Swallows 5 Last 5: LLLWW Streak: Won 2 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your birds secured the home series against Yokohama with an open-and-closed victory behind Tateyama’s six innings of solid work. And the BayStars are now 1-7 at Jingu Stadium so far this season. In only his second top […]

Jul 4th 2015, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

July 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows  Hiroshima Carp  Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WWWWL (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) How many times has Ishikawa had to duel Johnson so far this season? Doesn’t matter, even after a 50 minute rain delay before the game started, everyone was sent home after only one and two-thirds […]

Jun 27th 2015, vs Yomiuri

June 27th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWWWL (Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium) Tokyo saw its three-game winning streak come to a halt at the hands of one Miles Mikolas. Tokyo starter, Nagisa Arakaki, pitched a great game. By any objective measure, he had the type of afternoon that 100% of […]

Jun 26th 2015, vs Yomiuri [Cancelled]

June 26th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants  Tokyo Swallows  Streak: Won 3  Last 5: LLWWW (Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium) This evening’s game was cancelled due to rain. Game two of this series, also to be played in Shizuoka, will start at 2 PM on Saturday.

Jun 15th 2015, vs Chiba

This was the replay of the game that got rained out on June 5th. Had they won tonight’s contest, the team would have finished interleague above .500 for the first time in…well…forever. The Swallows drew first blood in the bottom of the first. Yamada and Ueda drew consecutive walks and we’re joined on base by […]

Jun 13th 2015 @ Saitama

Ishikawa gave up six runs in his sixth loss of the year.

June 13th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 4 Saitama Lions 6 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WWLWL (Seibu Prince Dome) Ishikawa had another forgettable Saturday on the mound, and the Swallows shuffled lineup couldn’t reproduce Friday night’s early firepower and overcome a six run deficit in the end. The team leader that he is, maybe Ishikawa is […]

Jun 4th 2015, vs Tohoku

June 4th, 2015 Tohoku Golden Eagles 7 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 2  Last 5: WLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tohoku won the game and the series as Tokyo’s offense failed to capitalize on a number of opportunities. And Naruse picked up his sixth loss of the season which leads the Central League. Not entirely deserved this time, […]

May 30th 2015, @ Fukuoka

Barnette inherited a two-runner jam with one out before notching save number 13.

May 30th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 5 Fukuoka Hawks 3 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LTWLW (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Your Birds controlled this one from start to finish, leveling their away series against Fukuoka. In the top of the first, Fujii drew an eight-pitch walk with one out, and Kawabata worked a 2-1 changeup into right […]