[7/4/2016] Yuta Iwasada one grand slam away from tying CL record

Yuta Iwasada has given up three grand slams this season.

  • June 3 – Ernesto Mejia (Seibu)
  • June 19 – Ryuma Kidokoro (Softbank)
  • July 3 – Nobumasa Fukuda (Chunichi)

Iwasada is the first Hanshin pitcher to give up three grand slams in one season since Ryan Vogelsong in 2007, and the first Japanese Hanshin pitcher since Chikafusa Ikeda in 1985. The Central League record of four was set by Tatsuji Nishimura in 1992.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2016, Sponichi 7/4/2016, Daily Sports 7/4/2016, Sanspo 7/4/2016

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Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Softbank 143 94 49 0
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Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
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