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Hiroshima Carp: May 22, 2010

by on May.22, 2010 @ 2:04 pm, under NPB

...Kenta Maeda is having a pretty good season so far.  In the two games he has lost, he has given up 9 runs (all earned).  Conversely, in his other 8 starts, he's given up just 5 runs (all earned) and won 7 games.  Maeda is also coming off two complete game victories, including a complete game shutout against Yu Darvish and the Nippon Ham Fighters on 5/15.

Maeda's is in a two-way first place tie with 7 wins and has a CL-leading 1.59 ERA.  He also leads the league in innings pitched (79.0) and strikeouts (68).