[6/2/2016] Koyo Aoyagi wins first appearance/start

Koyo Aoyagi picked up a win in his first Ichi-gun appearance/start on June 1 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium.

  • He is the fourth rookie pitcher this season to win his first Ichi-gun appearance/start. The other three: Hiroki Yokoyama (March 30 against Chunichi), Yu Sato (May 10 against Yokohama), and Ryota Sekiya (May 21 against Orix).
  • He is the twelfth Hanshin rookie pitcher to win his first Ichi-gun appearance/start, first since Suguru Iwazaki on April 2, 2014.
  • He is the first right-handed Hanshin pitcher to win in his first Ichi-gun start/appearance since Minoru Murayama on April 14, 1959.
  • He is the third rookie pitcher to win his first Ichi-gun appearance/start during Inter-league play. The other two: Yu Darvish (June 15, 2005 against Hiroshima) and Kenji Otonari (June 9, 2007 against Hiroshima).

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/2/2016, Sanspo 6/2/2016

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