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

Sept 30th, 2017 vs Chunichi

September 30th, 2017 Chunichi Dragons 5 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1          Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds ended the month on a positive note, and it took five relievers to do it. Meanwhile, 19-year-old rookie pitcher, Terashima, got his first career start. Hirooka also made an appearance for […]

Sept 23rd, 2017 vs Hanshin

September 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 8 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 3       Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds dropped their third straight and 13th of the month thanks to a lackluster Yoshinori start and nonexistent offense. 6TH PLACE BASEBALL 6TH PLACE BASEBALL The Swallows drew seven walks but only added […]

Sept 9th, 2017 @ Yomiuri

September 9th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 4 Yomiuri Giants 0 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW Team a strong Ogawa start with a two homer, four RBI performance from Yamada, and the Swallows conjure a rare W. Ogawa only allowed four hits during his seven innings of work, but the first three were […]

August 26th, 2017 vs Yokohama

August 26th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Birds halted a three game slide by holding off a late Yokohama comeback. Ogawa made it most of the way through the eighth and moved himself within striking distance of a 10 win season. Tokyo posed […]

August 19th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

August 19, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 0 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) Ogawa pitched eight scoreless innings, earning a win that evened his record once again. And the Balentien-Yamada tandem was quite effective this evening. Ogawa didn’t allow a hit until the fourth, and his dodgiest inning was […]

August 12th, 2017 @ Chunichi

August 12th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLLWL (Nagoya Dome) Ogawa kept this one close until a fateful pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. Oh, and he got zero help on offense. The face of this evening’s Chunichi threat, as is so often the case, […]

August 5th, 2017 @ Hanshin

August 5th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 4 Streak: Lost 2     Last 5: LLWLL (Kyocera Dome) Six Hanshin pitchers combined to limit the Tokyo “offense” to three hits and four total runners. That was one fewer hit than last night’s game, for those keeping tabs on the futility. Ogawa allowed four runs […]

July 29th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

July 29th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 9 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWWLW (Mazda Zooooom Zooooooom Stadium) The offense is still working, and your Birds got back to winning ways in Hiroshima. The W put an end to a losing streak in Hiroshima stretching all the way back to June 30th, 2016. This […]

July 22nd, 2017 vs Hanshin

July 22nd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 1      Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Your Swallows won their first game in the entire month of July as four relievers kept Hanshin off the board and preserved Yoshinori’s third win of the year. And that ended a seven game losing […]

July 8th, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

July 8th, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 8 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 7 Last 7: LLLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After last night’s disgrace of a ball game, Swallows fans were treated to another evening of 6th-place baseball. Feels more like 10th-place baseball really. The Central League leading carp wasted no time in knocking Ishikawa back on […]