Yuki Yanagita tied Sadaharu Oh’s 1970 NPB record with a walk in his eighteenth straight game.
He now has twenty-five walks in eighteen games.
Nikkan Sports and Sanspo have a couple interesting facts about the two streaks:
- Oh recorded twenty-seven walks during his streak (June 17-July 15, 1970). Fifteen were walks on four pitches (includes six intentional walks). Oh was 20-for-51 with eleven home runs during the streak.
- Yanagita has so far recorded twenty-five walks during his streak. Only three were on four pitches (including one intentional walk). Fifteen were walks after the count went full. Yanagita was 16-for-60 with two home runs during the streak.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2016, Sanspo 4/20/2016