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

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 […]

Apr 9th 2016, @ Yokohama

April 9th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yokohama BayStars 10 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWW (Yokohama Stadium) Sakaguchi, Kawabata, and Balentien had decent days at the plate, but otherwise the story of the afternoon was the return of the Ishikawa from two weeks ago as the birds lost a stinker in Yokohama. Balentien’s second homer of […]

Apr 2nd 2016, vs. Chunichi

April 2nd, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2     Last 5: LWDWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo sent Ishikawa to the mound hoping to keep its three game unbeaten streak alive. Ishikawa, for his part, hoped to make amends for his loss last week in which he gave up five earned […]

Mar 31st 2016, vs. Hanshin

March 31st, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Drew 1     Last 5: LLLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kyle Davies, a former MLB starter who spent the majority of his career with Atlanta and Kansas City (listen to a little more about him in this After Hours podcast), made the first start of […]

Oct 24th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – @ Softbank (Game 1)

October 24th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Softbank Hawks 4 Series: Tokyo 0-1 Softbank (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Tokyo fans got a bit of a gift before this game started. News that Softbank’s star outfielder, Uchikawa, would not be starting due to a pair of cracked ribs filtered through social networking sites and added some optimism to the underdog’s chances. But […]

Oct 17th 2015, CL Climax Series Final Stage – vs Yomiuri (Game 4)

October 17th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 3 Swallows Win Series 4-1 (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Tokyo Swallows put the finishing touches on the final stage of the Central League playoffs and the final nail in the coffin of Hara’s 12-year stint as manager of Yomiuri. And this one was a prototypical win by the […]