[6/13/2016] Shun Yamaguchi notches second shutout in a row

Shun Yamaguchi recorded a shutout victory against the Orix Buffaloes on June 12. It was his second shutout victory in as many starts.

Yamaguchi is:

  • the first Yokohama pitcher to record consecutive shutouts since Hayato Terahara (September 28 against Yakult, October 5 against Yakult) and Daisuke Miura (July 7 against Hiroshima, July 13 against Yakult) in 2007.
  • the third pitcher to record consecutive shutouts during Inter-league play. The other two: Yu Darvish in 2011 (three in a row between May 28 and June 8) and Takahiro Norimoto in 2014 (May 22 against Yokohama, May 28 against Yomiuri).

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/13/2016, Sanspo 6/13/2016

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