Chihiro Kaneko has allowed fifteen runs (fourteen earned) in his last two starts. He had never allowed more than thirteen runs in two games in the past (thirteen in 2008 and thirteen in 2010). He is still looking for his first win after four starts. The last time he went four starts without a win was in 2013, between May and June. He went six starts without a win in 2008 and 2009, but never more than two games since the start of a season (2015). He had also never lost two starts in a row without at least one win.
Potential trivia: according to Sports Hochi, Kaneko had gone seventy-four consecutive starts since October 5, 2012 with Hikaru Ito behind the plate. Katsuki Yamazaki broke the streak on April 16.