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Masahiro Tanaka: Game #28

by on Oct.06, 2007 @ 6:47 am, under NPB

Masahiro Tanaka pitched in his last game of the season last Wednesday against the Ham Fighters at Miyagi Fullcast Stadium. It was his 28th start of the season, and also happened to be one of his best starts to date.

Tanaka went the distance scattering 5 hits while striking 13 and walking 2. He did give up a run in the top of the 5th after striking out the first two batters of the inning, and then give up a single, a walk, and another single. He got the final out to end the inning on a grounder to short. Otherwise, the Ham Fighters didn't really do much of anything against Tanaka -- he gave Ham Fighters Tomochika Tsuboi a Golden Sombrero.

Final score: Rakuten 5 - Fighters 1

Incidentally, the Rakuten Golden Eagles finished their season a fairly respectable 67-75-2, good for 4th place. They previously finished 38-97-1 in 2005 and 47-85-4 in 2006.

Code:
FINAL LINESCORE VS HAM FIGHTERS
   IP   BF   P   H  HR  SO  BB  HB  ER  R
W  9.0  34  131  5  0   13  2   0   1   1

SEASON TOTALS
ERA   G   CG  ShO  W   L   IP     H   HR  SO   BB  HBP  R   ER  WP  BF
3.82  28  4    1   11  7  186.1  183  17  196  68   7   83  79  10  800

Some Other Interesting Factoids
Threw 3109 pitches or roughly 111 pitches a game
6 games 130+ pitches (150, 140, 139, 133, 131, 131)
7 games 4+ BB (3 of which 5+ BB)
1 IBB all year
5 games 10+ SO
15 games 7+ IP