[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 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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