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An impressive stretch of baseball from the Nippon Ham Fighters and Yu Darvish

by on Jun.01, 2011 @ 10:52 pm, under NPB

Yu Darvish tossed his second straight complete game shutout tonight and extended his scoreless innings streak to 35.  He also topped out at 156km/h, which ties his personal domestic high.

Darvish's last 4 starts

Date Opp CG W/L IP NP BF H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK
6/1 HAN 1 W 9.0 103 30 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
5/25 CHU 1 W 9.0 121 31 4 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/18 YAK 0 W 8.0 127 29 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
5/10 RAK 1 W 9.0 136 34 6 0 15 1 0 0 0 1 0

The 35 consecutive scoreless innings streak ties a franchise record set by Yasuo Yonekawa in 1954.

The Fighters are also making headlines as a team.  The pitching staff has tossed 4 consecutive shutout victories and have not allowed a run to score in 41 consecutive innings.  The 4 consecutive shutouts ties a Pacific League record originally set in 1953.  The 41 consecutive scoreless innings breaks a the Pacific League record of 40 scoreless innings set by the Seibu Lions in 1993.

Date Opp CG W/L IP NP BF H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK
6/1 HAN 1 W 9.0 103 30 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
5/31 HAN 0 W 9.0 139 33 5 0 8 3 0 0 0 1 0
5/29 HIR 0 W 9.0 134 35 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
5/28 HIR 0 W 11.0 168 36 7 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0