Yu Darvish (HAM) recorded his 11th double-digit strikeout game last night, making him the 8th pitcher to rack-up 11 or more double-digit strikeout games in one season and first since Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) in 2008. (It should also be mentioned that the 8 pitchers that have put together 11 or more double-digit strikeout games in one season have also accomplished the feat 13 times.)
Darvish also managed to drop his ERA from 1.97 to 1.92. If Darvish can keep his ERA under 2.00 this year, it will give him four consecutive seasons of ERAs under 2.00. That would make Darvish just the third pitcher to accomplish the feat since the start of the two league system.
The other two pitchers that recorded four consecutive seasons for ERA under 2.00: Masaichi Kaneda (between 1955 and 1958) and Kazuhisa Inao (between 1956 and 1959).
In other Darvish news...
From the same article, Darvish made a call to other players on the team to step. Said Darvish, "If everyone did their thing, we could [climb above fourth]. I only pitch once a week, but I'd like to do my best to make sure we win that game."