BaseballMets strikeout specialist: Hisanori Ta"K"ahashi Takahashi has been a bit of a strikeout machine for the Mets so far this season. by Staff Post April 28, 2010 If the Mets need a big strikeout out of the bullpen, Hisanori Takahashi may just be the guy that gets the call. Despite giving up at least one run in his past three appearances, Takahashi seems to be a guy the Mets call on to eat up some innings out of the pen.He leads all MLB relievers in strikeouts with 21. Thats 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 and despite giving up a run he struck out seven batters. Yesterday while pitching against the Dodgers, he gave up one run in 3.1 innings of work while striking out five batters.He has been particularly strong against left handed batters. In 16 at bats against Takahashi, lefthanded hitters are batting just .188 and have struck out 10 times. Right handed batters are batting just .229 against him and have struck out 11 times in 35 at bats.His current season stats stand at 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA. The ERA is a little high due to one outing in which he game up three runs in two innings of work against the Chicago Cubs. Takahashi has pitched 14.1 innings, struck out 21 batters while giving up just 11 hits.So, Hisanori Takahashi seems to be a guy that can do it all out of the pen. He can eat up some innings, he can come get a tough lefty out, and he can also come in and give the team a big strikeout. Post Views: 1,052The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballHisanori TakahashiNew York Mets Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Dominant Performance by Phil Hughes Brings Back Family Memories Yankees Struggles Start at the Top. Blame Cameron Diaz?