As mentioned during our stream on July 24, Tetsuto Yamada does not usually go on long streaks without a hit. Through August 1, Yamada failed to record a hit in just twenty-one games this year (out of 100 games played).
Yamada recently went hitless in a three-game series against the Yomiuri Giants (0-for-8). According to Nikkan Sports, it was the first time he went hitless in three games since 2015 (August 16-19 and 26-28) and he first time he went hitless in a three-game series since he took over at second full-time in 2013.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2016