Hideki Irabu made his first appearance for the Kochi Fighting Dogs in an exhibition game against Shikoku Ginko on Wednesday.
Irabu entered the game in the 4th and tossed a shut-out inning.
Shikoku Ginko won the game, 3-0.
Irabu's final line:
1 IP, 5 BF, 15 NP, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 R
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The one hit he gave up was a double to the lead-off batter.
Irabu is also slated to start in a game against the Ehime Mandarin Pirates on the 23rd at Kochi.