[5/17/2016] Shinji Tajima extends scoreless games streak

Shinji Tajima extended his scoreless games streak to twenty-four games from the start of the season on May 17 during a game against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium and tied the Central League record set by Kazuhiro Sasaki in 1998 and Tetsuya Yamaguchi in 2012. The Pacific League record of twenty-six was set by Hideki Okajima in 2012.

Source: Sanspo 5/17/2016, Mainichi Shimbun 5/17/2016, Sports Hochi 5/17/2016

[UPDATE 5/19 @ 3:35am]

Tajima set a new Central League record on May 18 with his twenty-fifth straight scoreless appearance. He is one game away from tying the NPB record.

The NPB record for consecutive scoreless appearances that begins at any point during a season is thirty-eight, set by Kyuji Fujikawa in 2006. The franchise record is thirty-one, set by Akifumi Takahashi in 2005.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/18/2016, Sponichi 5/18/2016

[UPDATE 5/20 @ 11:23pm]

Tajima tied the NPB record on May 20bwith his twenty-sixth straight scoreless game from the start of the season.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2016

Comment on "[5/17/2016] Shinji Tajima extends scoreless games streak"

  • MoeyoCD

    I remember Tajima had a long scoreless streak to start his career in 2011.
    He’s been up and down since then, glad to see him pitching well, hopefully he gets the record!

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