[4/30/2016] Hanshin Tigers strike out sixteen times against Yokohama on April 29

The Hanshin Tigers struck out sixteen times against Yokohama on April 29 and tied the franchise high (August 13, 1994 against Yomiuri; May 24, 2001 against Chunichi; August 23, 2005 against Hiroshima; August 25, 2007 against Chunichi).

Interesting note: six of Hanshin’s nine players in the starting line-up on April 29¬†were¬†born in or after 1989. Only two were over 30: Takashi Toritani (34) and Mauro Gomez (31). The average age of the position players was 26.0. The average age of Yokohama position players was 26.6.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2016, Sponichi 4/30/2016

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