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Yokohama Bay Stars: Daisuke Miura records 150th victory

by on Jul.04, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

The Yokohama Bay Stars beat the Yomiuri Giants and Daisuke Miura got the win, the 150th of his career.  He is the forty-seventh player in NPB history to reach the milestone.

Also of note:

  • it was his first outing against the Giants since May 8, 2010
  • it was his first victory against the Giants since August 23, 2005
  • it stopped a ten-game losing streak against the Giants
  • he is the fourth pitcher in NPB history to have a losing career record when reaching the milestone.  The other three: Tetsuya Yoneda (1964), Katsuji Sakai (1973), and Osamu Higashio (1980).
  • he is currently one of only four pitchers in NPB history to have a losing record and 150 victories.  The other three: Takao Kajimoto (254-255), Ryohei Hasegawa (197-208), and Isaka (166-186).
  • he is the third pitcher in franchise history, behind Noboru Akiyama and Masaji Hiramatsu, to reach the milestone
  • at thirty-eight years and six months, he is the second oldest pitcher to reach the milestone.  The record of thirty-nine years and seven months belongs to Yoshinori Sato.

Source: Sponichi 7/4/2012, Sanspo 7/4/2012, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2012