Daichi Osera: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 22 vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – Osera picked up his tenth victory of the year and became the first NPB pitcher to win his tenth game in June since Masahiro Tanaka in 2013, the first Carp pitcher since Colby Lewis in 2008, and the first Japanese Carp pitcher since Manabu Kitabeppu in 1982.

Osera also joined Ryohei Hasegawa (1953), Kitabeppu (1982), Yasuyuki Yamauchi (1995), Lewis (2008), Kenta Maeda (2012) and Yusuke Nomura (2016) as the only pitchers in Carp history to win ten games in a season before anyone else in either league.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/23/2018


Miscellaneous

2017

Osera threw 230 pitches in the bullpen on November 10 during fall camp and set a professional career high.

Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
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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