[5/23/2016] Shota Takeda extends winning streak against Seibu to ten

Shota Takeda picked up the win against Seibu on May 22 and extended his winning streak against the team to ten.

Career against Seibu

  • 2012: 1-0, 1 G, 1 GS, 0.79 WHIP
  • 2013: 2-0, 3 G, 3 GS, 1.56 WHIP
  • 2014: 1-0, 1 G, 1 GS, 0.60 WHIP
  • 2015: 4-0, 6 G, 6 GS, 1.27 WHIP
  • 2016: 2-0, 2 G, 2 GS, 1.23 WHIP

Takeda is the first pitcher to put together a winning streak of at least ten against a single team since Kenichi Matsuoka against Chunichi between 2005 and 2015 (ten, eight as a reliever relief, two as a starter) and the first pitcher since Yoshihisa Naruse against Orix between 2009 and 2011 (ten) and Chihiro Kaneko against Rakuten between 2008 and 2011 (eleven) to record all wins as a starter.

Kazuhisa Inao holds the NPB record with a twenty-two game winning streak against Kintetsu between 1956 and 1959 (as a reliever and starter).

Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016, Sanspo 5/23/2016

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