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.

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 […]

Sept 29th 2016, @ Yokohama

September 29th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 11 Yokohama BayStars 6 Streak: Won 2      Last 5: LLLWW With last night’s loss, the BayStars had locked in their spot in the CL standings. The focus of tonight’s game was squarely on Daisuke Miura’s last start. For 25 years Miura was a fixture in Yokohama and his […]

Sept 25th 2016, @ Hiroshima [Called Game]

September 25th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Hiroshima Carp Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) The rain came down hard in Hiroshima and the game got called by the officials before they could even finish the top of the first inning. The highlight of the game for the Carp faithful was the retirement match […]

Sept 22nd 2016, @ Yokohama [Cancelled]

September 22nd, 2016 Tokyo Swallows Yokohama Baystars Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Rain has been falling in the Kanto region non-stop and this one was called just after noon. The makeup game is scheduled for September 29 in Yokohama. The Swallows’ next game is scheduled for Saturday in Hiroshima.

Sept 16th 2016, @ Yomiuri

September 16th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLLWL (The Dome Where Dreams Go To Die) The Swallows failed in their tenth attempt to win at the Tokyo Dome. The Swallows struck first with back-to-back singles by Sakaguchi and Kawabata putting two men on with no outs for Yamada. […]