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.
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
Relationships and Family
January 16 – Osera (27) will file marriage papers with twenty-seven-year-old talento Mayu Asada sometime before the start of the 2019 season.