[4/8/2016] Takahiro Norimoto sets new NPB record

Takahiro Norimoto won his start against Nippon Ham on April 8 and struck out eleven in eight innings. He joined Hideo Nomo (1994, three games) and Yu Darvish (2010, five games) as the only pitchers in NPB history to record ten or more strikeouts in three consecutive outings, beginning on opening day. He also became the only pitcher in NPB history to win three straight, beginning with the opening day game, and strike out ten or more in each game.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2016, Sponichi 4/8.2016

Date Opp Desc IP BF H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
03/25 SOF W 7.0 30 6 0 4 0 11 0 0 3 3 3.86 5.14 14.14 1.43
04/01 SEI W 8.0 31 6 0 2 0 12 1 0 2 2 3.00 3.60 13.80 1.20
04/08 HAM W 8.0 32 6 0 2 0 11 0 0 2 2 2.74 3.13 13.30 1.13

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