Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hitoki Iwase Saves his 350th Game

Chunichi closer and all-time NPB leader in saves, Hitoki Iwase, collected his 350th save in last night's 6-3 victory over Yakult.  Iwase has been Chunichi's closer since 2004 and over his career has had five seasons with 40 or more saves and saved more than 30 games in each of his last eight seasons.

Here are some other upcoming Chunichi milestones to watch out for:

Motonobu Tanishige needs 12 more hits to reach Meikyukai status with 2,000 career hits.

Each time Masa Yamamoto pitches he extends his oldest pitcher in the CL record and has a chance to extent his NPB oldest pitcher to start and win a game record.

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