Rick van den Hurk one win shy from record setting win
Dutch starting pitcher of the Softbank Hawks, Rick van den Hurk, won hit fourth game of the season and his thirteenth straight game since his debut in the NPB last year.
In today’s game vs the lowly Orix Buffaloes, Rick threw 87 pitches in six full innings. Rick gave up two runs on three hits and allowed one homerun. He did not give up a walk and struck out six. His ERA now stands at a low 1.55.
The sole homerun that Rick gave up to the Buffaloes was a two run blast that gave the team from Osaka a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. But from their, Rick cruised through the game once again. In the second, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth inning, Rick retired the side.