[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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G W L T
Hiroshima 90 57 31 2
Yokohama 89 46 40 3
Hanshin 86 46 40 0
Yomiuri 89 41 47 1
Chunichi 91 39 49 3
Yakult 89 30 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 86 47 37 2
Orix 86 38 47 1
Nippon Ham 89 32 57 0
Lotte 87 29 57 1
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