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.