Hisanori Ta"K"ahashi: New York Mets Strikeout Specialist

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IApril 28, 2010

DENVER - APRIL 13:  Relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi #47 of the New York Mets delivers against the Colorado Rockies during Major League Baseball action at Coors Field on April 13, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 11-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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If the Mets need a big strikeout out of the bullpen, Hisanori Takahashi may just be the guy.

Despite giving up at least one run in his past three appearances, the Mets call on Takahashi to eat up some innings out of the pen.

He leads all MLB relievers in strikeouts with 21. That's 21 strikeouts in just 14.1 innings pitched. His last two appearances have especially added to his total.

Last Friday against the Atlanta Braves, Takahashi pitched three innings in relief. Despite giving up a run, he struck out seven batters.

Yesterday against the Dodgers, he gave up one run in 3.1 innings of work while striking out five batters.

Read more about the success of Hisanori Takahashi at Double G Sports.

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