[5/24/2016] Ryosuke Yagi strikes out four in the first inning

Ryosuke Yagi recorded four strikeouts in the first inning against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium tonight.

  • Fumiya Hojo – strikeout swinging
  • Yamato – strikeout swinging on a wild pitch
  • Kosuke Fukudome – single to center
  • Mauro Gomez – strikeout looking
  • Fumihito Haraguchi strikeout swinging

Yagi is the tenth pitcher in Central League history (eighteenth overall) to notch four strikeouts in one inning, first since Shingo Hirata on June 6, 2015, and second in franchise history, first since Donald Lemon on April 14, 2000.

Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2016, Sponichi 5/24/2016

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