[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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Hanshin 44 26 18 0
Hiroshima 47 27 19 1
Yomiuri 45 23 22 0
Yokohama 46 21 23 2
Yakult 45 19 26 0
Chunichi 47 18 26 3
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Rakuten 40 28 12 0
Softbank 47 28 19 0
Seibu 43 25 17 1
Nippon Ham 44 19 25 0
Orix 44 18 26 0
Lotte 46 13 32 1
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