[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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