7/20/2010 1:32am JST
...The Dragons reeled off another shutout (non complete game -- Shinji Iwata start the game and Takuya Asao and Akifumi Takahashi made appearances in relief) Monday night and tied an NPB record for consecutive shutouts thrown. The Dragons have actually recorded four consecutive shutouts 2 other times in the past, with the most recent being in May, 2006.
7/19/2010 11:15am JST
...The Dragons completed an impressive 3-game sweep of the Hiroshima Carp that included three consecutive complete game shutouts, beginning with Daisuke Yamai on Friday, Kenichi Nakata on Saturday, and finally Wei-Ying Chen last night. The last time the Dragons had three pitchers do that was back in October 1970 -- Yukitsura Matsumoto, Osamu Tanabe, and Yukiharu Shibuya between 10/1 (Hiroshima) and 10/3, 10/5 (Yomiuri). The Dragons also had four non-complete game shutouts in row in 2006 (5/14 - 5/18).