Yamaoka, Taisuke 山岡 泰輔 (やまおか・たいすけ)
Orix Buffaloes | #13 | P
Born: 09/21/1995 (age 22)
Height: 172cm
Weight: 68kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Hiroshima
Draft: 2016, 1st Round
History: 瀬戸内高(甲)-東京ガス

Taisuke Yamaoka: Did You Know


August 26, 2017 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Yamaoka record the first shutout of his career. He struck out ten and did not walk a batter. He joined Hideyuki Awano (September 22, 1987), Shota Oba (April 5, 2008), Nao Higashihama (October 5, 2013), and Ayumu Ishikawa (October 1, 2014) as the only rookies since the start of the draft (1966) to record shutouts with ten or more strikeouts and no walks. Of the five, Yamaoka, Higashihama, and Ishikawa were the only ones that struck out ten or more and walked none in their first career shutouts.

Source: Sanspo 8/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2017, Sponichi 8/27/2017