[5/28/2016] Yuta Iwasada notches first career shutout against Yomiuri Giants

Yuta Iwasada made his first appearance against the Yomiuri Giants on May 27 at Tokyo Dome and recorded the first shutout of his career.

Some notes:

  • He is the first Hanshin pitcher to toss a shutout in their first game against the Yomiuri Giants since Keiichi Yabu on May 24, 1994 at Koshien Stadium.
  • He is the first Hanshin pitcher to toss a 1-0 shutout against the Yomiuri Giants since Shintaro Fujinami on May 20, 2015 at Koshien Stadium and the first Hanshin pitcher to toss a 1-0 shutout against the Yomiuri Giants at their home field since Yukio Ito on July 15, 1971 at Korakuen.
  • He is the first Hanshin pitcher to record a 1-0 shutout where the lone run scored in the first inning since Nobuyuki Hoshino on April 23, 2000 against the Yakult Swallows at Koshien Stadium. He is the first Hanshin pitcher to do it against the Yomiuri Giants since Yutaka Enatsu on April 20, 1968 at Korakuen.
  • He is the tenth pitcher since 1950 to record their first career shutout against the Yomiuri Giants, first since Takahiro Norimoto tossed a 4-0 shutout on May 28, 2014 at Tokyo Dome. Two other Hanshin pitchers also accomplished the feat: Matt Keough in 1987 and Yabu in 1994.

Source: Sanspo 5/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2016

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