[4/2/2016] Rick van den Hurk extends winning streak to ten games

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

Source: Sponichi 4/2/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/2/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/3/2016

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