About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.

May 26th, 2017, @ Chunichi

May 26th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 4    Last 5: WLLLL (Nagoya Dome) The Swallows lost another heartbreaker in the ninth against the Dragons. It was the battle of the 2015 first round draftees with Juri Hara facing Shinnosuke Ogasawara. Hara built on his previous strong start and pitched seven […]

May 19th, 2017 vs. Hanshin

May 19th, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows staked an early lead for Hara and the sophomore and the bullpen hung on for the team’s third straight win. After Hara had opened the game with a perfect inning with two strikeouts […]

May 5th 2017, @ Yokohama

May 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Yokohama Stadium) After putting up impressive numbers on the farm, Yoshinori was called on to try to stop the Swallows skid. The results were not very pretty. Yoshinori loaded the bases with only one out to start the game with […]

April 28, 2017, vs. Yomiuri

April 28th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 7 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 2    Last 5: LLWLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows were shut out for the second night in a row, this time at the hands of Miles Mikolas and the Giants. You knew things weren’t off to a good start when Ishikawa walked Tateoka […]

April 21st, 2017, vs. Hiroshima

April 21st, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 1 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After falling to sixth place during their off-day the Swallows were looking to end their losing streak and right the ship at home. The pitching matchup for the game was the same one that kicked off the […]

April 14th 2017, @ Yokohama

April 14th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL The Swallows once again failed to win on the road and dropped a close one in extra innings in Yokohama. Manaka put Yamada in the lead off spot for a second night in a row and maximized the offensive potential […]

Apr 11th 2017, vs. Chunichi [Cancelled]

August 25th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 9 Tokyo Swallows 10 Streak: Won 2           Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Rain fell all day in Tokyo and the game was officially cancelled at 15:35. The forecast for tomorrow is clear and Yamanaka is scheduled to start against the CL cellar dwellers tomorrow. Buchanon, […]

April 7th 2017, @ Hiroshima

April 7th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: WWLLL (Mazda Stadium) It was a battle between a rookie and a veteran as the Carp debuted their 2016 first round draftee Takuya Kato while the Swallows countered with Masanori Ishikawa. By the end of the game, the story was all […]

March 31, 2017 vs. Yokohama

March 31st, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: W (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows kicked off the 2017 campaign at home. The weather was cold and wet but the bats were red hot against the Baystars Ishikawa made his eighth career opening day start and was able […]

TS Podcast After Hours #06 – Reviewing the 2016 Draft Picks

After a super long hiatus Dan and I return with a pick-by-pick review of our 2016 draft picks. This episode was actually recorded in late November but work, video games, wrestling, and other distractions got in the way so I only got around to editing the episode this week. The information is still relevant and […]