[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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