[7/28/2018] Shun Yamaguchi tosses a no hitter

Shun Yamaguchi got the start against the Chunichi Dragons on July 27 and tossed a no hitter. He faced twenty-eight hitters, walked one, struck out five, and threw 103 pitches.

Yamaguchi became…

  • the seventy-ninth player (accomplished ninety times) in NPB history to record a no hitter, first since Takayuki Kishi on May 2, 2014;
  • the thirty-eighth player (accomplished forty-one times) in Central League history to record a no hitter, first since┬áDaisuke Yamai on June 28, 2013;
  • and the twelfth Yomiuri Giant to record a no hitter, first since Toshiya Sugiuchi on May 30, 2012.

The Chunichi Dragons were no hit for the first time since May 8, 1999. They were no hit by the Giants for the first time since May 22, 1943.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/27/2018, Sponichi 7/27/2018, Daily Sports 7/27/2018, Sponichi 7/28/2018

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