NEW CPBL RECORD: 25 Consecutive Scoreless Appearances

On September 19, the Rakuten Monkeys Bradin Hagens entered the game in the top of the ninth and quickly registered three outs to secure the win for the Monkeys.

In doing so, the 32-year-old American right-hander set a new CPBL record by making his 25th consecutive appearance without allowing a run.

“At first, I didn’t know about this record, I noticed it two days, but I try not to think about it,” said Bradin Hagens. “When I’m on the field, I only focus on my task and to leave a zero on the scoreboard.”

“We found the best way to use Bradin Hagens,” said the Monkeys manager Tseng Hao-Ju. “The quality of his pitches is at its best as a reliever.”

Bradin Hagens started the 2021 season for the Monkeys as a starter. However, after four starts, he posted a 4.43 ERA over 22.1 innings and was assigned to the bullpen.

This move turned out great for Hagens. As a reliever, he posted a 0.96 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 37.1 innings of work. (Data compiled from April 21 to September 19)

Next Target: 45 Scoreless Innings

With the consecutive outings record in the bag, the next CPBL record Hagens will be aiming for is the consecutive scoreless innings.

Hagens is currently on a 30.2 scoreless innings streak, and the CPBL consecutive scoreless innings record is at 45 innings set by Michael Garcia in 2004.

Update: On September 20, Bradin Hagens ended his consecutive scoreless outings streak at 25 games. He also ended his scoreless innings streak at 30.2 innings.

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