Rick van den Hurk extended his winning streak to streak to fourteen games with a 2-1 victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines at YafuOku Dome tonight and set two new NPB records: winning streak to start a career and general winning streak for foreign pitchers.
van den Hurk also carried a perfect game until Tatsuhiro Tamura broke it up with a one-out single to center in the sixth inning…
…and struck out ten in eight innings of work.
Highlights from the game:
Sanspo has some numbers from van den Hurk’s streak and Tsuneo Horiuchi’s streak:
van den Hurk
22 G, 22 GS, 143 IP, 167 SO, 37 ER, 2.33 ERA
20 G, 12 GS, 123 IP, 89 SO, 12 ER, 0.88 ERA
Source: Sanspo 5/11/2016