[5/21/2016] Shinji Tajima sets new NPB record

Shinji Tajima set a new NPB record today with his twenty-seventh consecutive scoreless appearance since the start of the start of the season. The previous record of twenty-six was set by Hideki Okajima in 2012. The NPB record for consecutive scoreless appearances that started at any point during the season is thirty-eight, set by Kyuji Fujikawa in 2006. The franchise record of thirty-one was set by Akifumi Takahashi in 2005.

Source: Daily Sports 5/21/2016, Sponichi 5/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2016

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