Takumi Akiyama (HAN) beat the Giants yesterday, 4-2, and became just the third Hanshin player drafted out of high school to record a win against them in his rookie season. The other two: Yutaka Enatsu won three against the Giants in his rookie year in 1967 and Shoji Toyama recorded 1 win in his rookie year in 1986.
Akiyama is also the first Hanshin pitcher out of high school to go on a 4-game inning streak in his rookie year since Toyama had a 5-game winning streak in 1986.
A list of Hanshin pitchers drafted out of high school and their winning streaks during their rookie year (courtesy Sports Hochi):
* denotes pitchers that started their streaks with a win on their first start.