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How other recent rookie pitchers fared during their first pro starts

by on Mar.10, 2010 @ 1:50 pm, under NPB

Other rookie starters (via Sponichi):

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2/28/1999) - Exhibition start against the Hanshin Tigers.  2 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1 R.

Hideaki Wakui (2/27/2005) - Exhibition game against the Softbank Hawks.  Tossed two scoreless inning in relief and notched his first "pro" save.  Topped out at 150km/h.

Yu Darvish (5/5/2005) - Ni-gun game against Invoice (Seibu).  Tossed two innings in relief and gave up 2 runs.  Topped out at 147km/h.

Masahiro Tanaka (2/26/2007) - Practice game start against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  2 IP, 2 H, 4 SO, 0 R.  First exhibition game was on 3/2 against the Softbank Hawks when he tossed a scoreless inning in relief.