[4/24/2016] Shoichi Ino picked up second career shutout on April 23

Shoichi Ino has two shutouts to his name: May 23, 2014 against Nippon Ham and April 23, 2016 against Yomiuri. Ino became the first Yokohama pitcher to record a shutout victory against the Yomiuri Giants on April 23 since Stephen Randolph on October 2, 2009, and the first Japanese Yokohama pitcher since Yoshihiro Doi on June 22, 2005.

Ino’s shutout on April 23 came at Tokyo Dome. Only four other Yokohama pitchers have tossed shutout victories against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome: Mitsunori Kakehata on August 16, 1989, Takashi Saito on May 14, 1999, Chris Holt on July 16, 2002, and Randolph on October 2, 2009.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2016, Sponichi 4/24/2016

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