After only four games on the mound, Masahiro Tanaka has already taken the world by storm. Here's a look at every batter that he's pitched to so far in his first three victories. Of the 82 hitters he faced, he's only gave up 16 hits and a single walk.
Pretty good start.
By Andy Bergman
Editor's Note: This article previously incorrectly stated that the graphic reflected every batter Tanaka has faced this season. It only shows the batters he has faced in his three victories. He has had four starts, the other being a no decision against the Orioles.
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