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

June 18th 2016, vs Saitama

June 18th, 2016 Saitama Lions 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Interleague. Ugh. Your birds have settled into an annoying pattern of winning the first game of the series, but then dropping the next two. After last night’s W, the faithful were excused for expecting the worst. […]

Jun 10th 2016, @ Chiba

June 10th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chiba Lotte Marines 6 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (QVC Marine Stadium) Tonight was a battle between two big names, Ogawa for the Swallows and Wakui for the Marines, who didn’t notch a win during the entire month of May. After both sides went hitless in the first, Tokyo […]

Jun 4th 2016, vs Orix

June 4th, 2016 Orix Buffaloes 6 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your 6th-place birds looked to snap a three game skid against the very team that halted their own four game slide the previous evening. The afternoon did not get off to a stellar start. Yamanaka allowed consecutive […]

June 3rd 2016, vs. Orix

June 3rd, 2016 Orix Buffaloes 5 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) It was a beautiful evening for 6th-place baseball at our second home, Jingu Stadium. So beautiful, in fact, that the Tsubamegun Crew decided to sit behind home plate for a change. Unfortunately, the improved vantage point did […]

May 28th 2016, @ Chunichi

May 28th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 9 Chunichi Dragons 6 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWWLW (Nagoya Dome) The good guys prevailed after a long-winded seesaw battle down in Nagoya. Every Swallows starter not named Balentien or Yamanaka reached base safely at least once in this afternoon’s contest. Everything clicked by pretty smoothly during the first five […]

May 14th 2016, @ Yomiuri

May 14th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 7 Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: LWWLL (Tokyo Stain Dome) Hope you didn’t go to this game because it was poopy. The Swallows started the scoring in the top of the first. With two outs, Yamada blooped a single into shallow center. He then took second when […]

May 7th 2016, @ Hanshin

May 7th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 10 Hanshin Tigers 6 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLLLW (Koshien Stadium) Today marked Perez’s first day in the rotation. The big question, of course, was whether he could hit his spots and earn another start. The game ended up being a race to see which starter could inflate his […]

Apr 30th 2016, vs Yomiuri

April 30th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo won the first inning again, but that wasn’t enough this time around. With two outs and runners on first and second, Chono opened the scoring with a broken bat single which pushed Kataoka home from second. […]

Apr 23rd 2016, @ Chunichi

April 23rd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 7 Chunichi Dragons 5 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: WLWLW (Nagoya Dome) Everything is still very tight in the Central League standings, and your birds managed to keep themselves firmly in the mix with a come-from-behind win in hostile territory. We’ve come to expect our Saturday starter to give up […]

Apr 16th 2016, vs Yokohama

April 16th, 2016 Yokohama BayStars 0 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: LWLWW  Last 5: Won 2 (Matsuyama Botchan Stadium) The big question of the afternoon was which Ishikawa would show up. Would it be the quality start Ishikawa of April 2nd (seven innings, 1 earned run), or the five earned runs over four innings Ishikawa of […]