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[6/14/2014] Hanshin Tigers: Nomi sets new CL record by striking out ten or more in five straight starts

by on Jun.14, 2014 @ 6:50 pm, under NPB

Astushi Nomi set a new Central League record today by striking out ten or more in five consecutive starts.

  • May 16 vs Yokohama - eleven strikeouts (8.0 innings)
  • May 24 vs Softbank - thirteen strikeouts (6.0 innings)
  • May 31 vs Nippon Ham - ten strikeouts (8.0 innings)
  • June 6 vs Orix - ten strikeouts (7.1 innings)
  • June 14 vs Seibu - ten strikeouts (6.0 innings)

Hideo Nomo holds the NPB record with ten or more strikeouts in six straight starts in 1991.  Three other players have recorded ten or more strikeouts in five consecutive starts, all accomplished in the Pacific League: Nomo (1990, 1993), Toshiya Sugiuchi (2009), and Yu Darvish (2010).