[7/6/2016] Yusuke Nomura: first to ten wins this season

Yusuke Nomura won his start against the Chunichi Dragons on July 5 and became the first pitcher in either leagues to win ten games this season. Only five other Hiroshima pitchers have been first to win ten games in both leagues: Ryohei Hasegawa (1953), Manabu Kitabeppu (1982), Yasuyuki Yamauchi (1995), Colby Lewis (2008), and Kenta Maeda (2012).

Nomura is in the middle of a six-game winning streak. He is the first Hiroshima pitcher to record a winning streak of six or more since Kenta Maeda’s nine and Bryan Bullington seven in 2013. Nomura is the first Hiroshima pitcher to win six in six games since Hiroki Kuroda in 2006 (July 2 – August 11).

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 86 54 30 2
Hanshin 82 44 38 0
Yokohama 85 44 39 2
Yomiuri 85 40 45 0
Chunichi 87 38 46 3
Yakult 85 28 55 2
G W L T
Rakuten 78 52 25 1
Softbank 86 56 30 0
Seibu 82 43 37 2
Orix 82 38 43 1
Nippon Ham 85 32 53 0
Lotte 83 27 55 1
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