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 23rd 2015, @ Hiroshima

Quite the scary scene in left-center after Milledge and Yuhei ran headlong into each other.

May 23rd, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 12 Hiroshima Carp 8 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: WLWLW (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima) Your Birds finally got the better of Kris Johnson. Finally. The visitors scored in batches. That eight run sixth inning is one of the bigger explosions you’ll see this year. Certainly the biggest […]

May 16th 2015, @ Yomiuri

May 16th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 3 Last 9: LLLLLLLLL  Streak: Lost 9 (Tokyo Dome) And the pain lingers. Ishikawa had another abbreviated outing while the offense was held to just seven base runners (four hits). Yomiuri took the lead in the bottom of the fourth thanks to three two-out singles and a […]

May 9th 2015, vs Chunichi (Akita)

May 9th, 2015 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 4   Last 5: WLLLL (Komachi Stadium, Akita) The team took its 4.59 team ERA to Akita with the hope of getting the team’s fortunes turned back around. But the wheels basically fell off, and your birds ended up suffering their most lopsided defeat so […]

May 2nd 2015 vs Hiroshima

Ishikawa started strongly, but he didn't get the run support he needed.

May 2nd, 2015 Hiroshima Carp  6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kris Johnson had himself another strong performance against the Swallows as the Carp leveled the season series at three games apiece. And as you can see, it all came down to that fateful eighth inning. Despite not threatening […]

Apr 25th 2015, vs Yomiuri

Masanori Ishikawa

April 25th, 2015 Yomiuri Giants 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 2  Last 5: LWLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa scattered nine hits and five strikeouts as he blanked Yomiuri for his first complete game shutout of the year. The W gave the Swallows a 3-2 edge in the season series against their cross-town rivals and […]

Apr 18th 2015, vs Yokohama

April 18th, 2015 Yokohama BayStars 0 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: LLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Ishikawa scattered seven hits over seven innings in his strongest outing of 2015. And another big sixth inning for the Swallows bats meant that Ishikawa picked up his first win of the season. Ishikawa induced a bunch of […]

Apr 11th 2015, @ Yomiuri

April 11th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 2 Last 5: LWWWL  Streak: Lost 1 (Tokyo Dome) Game two of 2015’s first Tokyo derby. Taguchi made his pro debut for the home side while veteran lefty, Ishikawa, took the mound for the all-around better team. It was a record-breaking day for the Swallows, but Taguchi kept the […]

Apr 4th 2015, @ Yokohama

April 4th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 6 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 3 Last 5: WLWWW (Yokohama Stadium) Ishikawa got roughed up early, but he dug deep and kept Yokohama off the board until the bats started harassing the home team’s relief corps. Brace yourself. Your Tokyo Swallows are now tied for first place. Ishikawa recorded […]

Mar 28th 2015, @Hiroshima

Tokyo Swallows Logo

March 28th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Lost 1       Last 2: WL (Mazda Zooooom Zoooooom Stadium) Hiroshima rode a stellar start from one of it’s imported pitchers to the first win of the Ogata era. The Swallows had the unfortunate pleasure of witnessing new Hiroshima southpaw, Kris Johnson, raise the curtain on […]

Oct 6th 2014, vs Yokohama

141006 Yamada

October 6th, 2014 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game was originally supposed to be the season finale, but a poorly-timed typhoon ended up scratching yesterday’s game and moving it to tomorrow. Things got off to a rough start, but as you can see they ended […]