[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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Yokohama 90 47 40 3
Hanshin 87 46 41 0
Yomiuri 90 41 48 1
Chunichi 92 39 50 3
Yakult 90 31 57 2
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Rakuten 82 56 25 1
Softbank 90 58 32 0
Seibu 87 48 37 2
Orix 87 38 48 1
Nippon Ham 90 33 57 0
Lotte 88 29 58 1
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