...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).