[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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G W L T
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Yokohama 90 47 40 3
Hanshin 87 46 41 0
Yomiuri 90 41 48 1
Chunichi 92 39 50 3
Yakult 90 31 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 83 56 26 1
Softbank 91 59 32 0
Seibu 88 49 37 2
Orix 88 38 49 1
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Lotte 88 29 58 1
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