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Chunichi Dragons: Hitoki Iwase records 350th career save

by on Apr.18, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB

Hitoki Iwase notched his 350th career save tonight in game against the Yakult Swallows.

When asked during his post-game interview what his next goal was, he replied, "351 [saves]."  The interviewer followed up by asking if there might be a better number, hinting at the number 400.  Iwase in turn said, "It is one at a time.  If I get close to that number, then I will try my best again."

Source: Sponichi 4/18/2013

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Road to 350 Saves

Save # Date Oppoent Venue
350 4/18/2013 Yakult Jingu
300 9/3/2011 Hiroshima Mazda
250 6/16/2010 Nippon Ham Nagoya Dome
200 5/12/2009 Yakult Nagaragawa
150 9/9/2007 Yakult Nagoya Dome
100 7/30/2006 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome
1 6/23/1999 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome

Top Ten in Saves

    Player JPN Player ENG Saves Games
1 * 岩瀬 仁紀 Iwase, Hitoki 349 805
2   高津 臣吾 Takatsu, Shingo 286 598
3   佐々木主浩 Sasaki, Kazuhiro 252 439
4   小林 雅英 Kobayashi Masahide 228 463
5   藤川 球児 Fujikawa, Kyuji 220 562
6   江夏  豊 Enatsu, Yutaka 193 829
7 * 馬原 孝浩 Mahara, Takahiro 180 318
8   クルーン Kroon, Marc 177 304
9 * 永川 勝浩 Nagakawa, Katsuhiro 164 386
10   豊田  清 Toyoda, Kiyoshi 157 558

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