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

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 […]

July 1st, 2017 @ Hanshin

July 1st, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1  Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLWWL (Koshien Stadium) Hanshin scored three in the third, and that was about it. Things came to a head in the bottom of the third with Hara dealing with the top of the order once again. Uemoto took one for […]

June 24th, 2017 vs Yokohama

June 24th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 5 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Obiki had himself a day at the plate, and Yamada chipped in with a pair of doubles, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a decent start by opposing starter, Ishida. Consider the score settled after Tokyo’s […]

June 17th, 2017 vs Hokkaido

June 17th, 2017 Hokkaido Fighters 0 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 4    Last 5: LWWWW (Jingu Stadium)   What a difference a week makes! And it was all thanks to a phenomenal outing by Tokyo starter, David Buchanan, who knocked the Hokkaido offense off-kilter with an efficient and dominant complete game shutout. The offense […]

June 10th, 2017 @ Chiba

June 10th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chiba Lotte Marines 4 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Zozo Marine Stadium) The birds from Tokyo lost (again) to the birds from Chiba. Isn’t this fun?! It’s just another Saturday without Ogawa. This game was never that far out of reach, but the Marines did score first. And […]

June 3rd, 2017 vs Saitama

June 3rd, 2017 Seibu Lions 11 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 5    Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After getting swept by the Buffs down in Osaka, your Birds attempted to make sure that wouldn’t happen again at home against Saitama. Unfortunately, Ogawa is out injured and didn’t make his normal Saturday start. Instead, […]