[4/17/2016] Iwasada records third straight start with at least ten strikeouts

Yuta Iwasada made a start on April 16 against Chunichi and recorded his third straight start with at least ten strikeouts. He is the fifth Hanshin pitcher to strikeout ten or more in at least three games in one season.

  • Yutaka Enatsu – three consecutive games (twice) in 1968, four consecutive games in 1971
  • Kei Igawa – three consecutive games in 2006
  • Atsushi Nomi – five consecutive games in 2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami – three consecutive games in 2015

He is the fourth pitcher in NPB history (first in Central League history and first in NPB history as a left-handed pitcher) to accomplish the feat in his first three games of the season.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2016

2016 Starts

Date Opp Desc IP BF H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
04/02 YOK W 7.0 25 4 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.29 15.43 0.71
04/09 HIR   7.2 30 6 0 1 0 12 0 0 2 2 1.23 1.23 14.73 0.82
04/16 CHU   7.0 25 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0.83 0.83 14.12 0.74

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