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 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 […]

Jul 2nd 2016, vs Yomiuri (Akita)

July 2nd, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: WLLWW (Akita) Your Swallows started the evening in 6th place but somehow only three games behind the second place Giants. Despite a whole bunch of base runners, this game stayed scoreless until the bottom of the sixth. Kawabata drew a full count […]

June 25th 2016, vs Chunichi

June 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 13 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: WWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo resumed Central League hostilities last night firmly in sixth place. Ogawa came up with a deserved win, and Tokyo came away with a comfortable 5-1 victory. With yet another miserable Interleague campaign firmly in the […]

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 […]