[5/5/2016] Yusuke Nomura records two timely hits in one game

Yusuke Nomura recorded two timely hits in yesterday’s (May 4) game against the Yomiuri Giants (second inning and fourth inning). He is the first pitcher to record two timely hits in one game since Randy Messenger on August 5, 2014, and the first Hiroshima pitcher since Makoto Kito on June 28, 1999.

Of the nine timely hits recorded by a pitcher this season (including home runs), five have come against the Yomiuri Giants: Messenger on April 7, Yudai Ono on April 8, Juri Hara on May 1, and Nomura (two) on May 4.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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