Rick van den Hurk picked up another win on April 2 and extended his hitting streak to ten games since his debut last year. He is the fourth pitcher in NPB history (first foreigner) to put together a winning streak of at least ten since their debut, first since Kunikazu Ogawa (1973 – 1974).
Pitchers that started their careers with a streak of ten or more wins
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Tm||Streak||Years|
|藤本 英雄||Fujimoto, Hideo||YOM||10||1942|
|堀内 恒夫||Horiuchi, Tsuneo||YOM||13||1966|
|小川 邦和||Ogawa, Kunikazu||YOM||10||1973-1974|
|バンデンハーク||van den Hurk, Rick||SOF||10||2015-2016|