Dennis Sarfate is now Japan’s foreign saves leader in league history

With former Major league pitcher, Dennis Sarfate, 35 years of age, notching up his 178th save in his Nippon Professional Baseball career against the Chiba Lotte Marines in the 9th for a 5-3 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win today, with the achieved save in the game, he’s now the league leader in saves by a foreign pitcher in Japanese Baseball history, beating Marc Kroon’s (retired) previous record of 177 saves in year 2010 during his tenure with the Yomiuri Giants.

Dennis Sarfate (who made his NPB debut in 2011 with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp) has put up at least two 40 plus saves seasons (2015-2016), while 30 plus saves seasons (2011 and 2014) during his time in Japan, making himself as one of the top closers in the league.

In 6 seasons (now his 7th this year), Dennis Sarfate currently owns a an ERA of 1.63 in 357 career games playing in Japan.

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