[4/9/2016] Buffaloes tie NPB homerless record

The Orix Buffaloes extended their streak of games without a home run from the start of the season to eleven on April 9. The last team to start the season without a home run in eleven straight games was Kintetsu in 1955.

Incidentally, the Buffaloes’ pitching staff has so far surrendered nine home runs.

Source: Sponichi 4/9/2016

[UPDATE 4/10 @ 12:03pm]

The NPB record of twelve was set by Daiei in 1953.

Source: Sanspo 4/10/2016

[UPDATE 4/10 @ 6:05pm]

The Buffaloes tied the record today. They have not hit a home run in twelve straight games since the start of the season. They have so far scored the fewest numbers of runs (33) and allowed the most number of runs (85) in the NPB this season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2016, Daily Sports 4/10/2016

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