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

April 22nd, 2017 vs Hiroshima

April 22nd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 0 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: LLLWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows grab a series win, and Ogawa levels his record, in a rain-shortened pitcher’s duel at Jingu. This was never going to be an easy game for the Swallows as Okada has had an amazing start […]

April 15th, 2017 @ Yokohama

April 15th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama BayStars 7 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW Yokohama Stadium Ogawa pitched eight solid innings and got his first win of the season as your Birds breezed past the BayStars on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. And Tokyo’s offense woke up a little bit as they rolled over Yokohama’s starter, […]

April 8th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

April 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL (Mazda Stadium) That’s four on the trot, folks. Ogawa went a full seven innings this week in another decent performance, but the offense was largely held in check again. Ohbiki (2-5) was the only Swallow to reach base twice today […]

April 1st, 2017 vs Yokohama

April 1st, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 6 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: WL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After an easy victory in Tokyo’s first game of the 2017 campaign, the offense suffered a bit of a hangover and the home team dropped its first game of the year. Ogawa started for the birds […]

A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]

Oct 1st 2016, @ Hiroshima

October 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Stadium) Your Birds closed out the 2016 season with a make-up game in Hiroshima that left them solidly in fifth place. Ogawa took the mound for the Swallows, and Hiroshima countered with MLB-veteran, Kuroda. The Swallows scored in the […]

Sept 24th 2016, @ Hiroshima

September 24th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 5 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: WLWLL (Mazda Stadium) Neither team had a whole lot to play for, and it appears that the better team prevailed. In other news, it looks like the Softbank Hawks won’t repeat their pennant championship either. Your birds managed just four […]

Sept 10th 2016, vs Hanshin

September 10th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 9 Streak: Won 1         Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) While all eyes were on the Carp-Giants contest at Tokyo Dome, your Birds won an easy game against Hanshin. Despite scoring first, the Tigers were not able to handle Yamada. All you need […]

Sept 9th 2016, vs Yomiuri

September 9th, 2016 Yomiuri Giants 5 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This was a tricky one. Beat the Giants and hand the Carp their first CL Pennant in 25 years on their day off. Lose to the Giants and let the Carp celebrate the pennant victory at Gomiuri’s […]

Sept 4th 2016, vs Hiroshima

September 4th, 2016 Hiroshima Carp 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Still two games behind Yokohama and third place, the Swallows need to win this series to turn up the heat a little. A win today would also help set the tone for an absolutely enormous series […]