NC Dinos starting pitcher Jeff Manship (32 years of age) won his 6th straight career KBO game against the KIA Tigers just yesterday, setting a new record for the longest winning streak to start the season by a starting pitcher, beating SK Wyverns starting pitcher Travis Banwart’s previous record of 5 straight wins in his first stint in the KBO back in year 2014.
So far this season, Jeff Manship is currently 6-0 with an ERA of 1.69 in 6 games (37 1/3 innings pitched). His record of 6-0 is currently first in the KBO league, while his ERA is listed at 4th place among qualified pitchers… he also has 34 strikeouts this season which is tied for 4th alongside LG Twins newly acquired pitcher Cha Woo-chan.
Jeff Manship has now recorded 5 wins facing 5 (out of 10) different teams this year (Busan Lotte, SK, LG, KT, and KIA respectively), averaging at least 6.2 innings pitched in those previous starts.
The NC Dinos are currently in 2nd place right now with a record of 17-8, and are just 0.5 games back against the first place KIA Tigers.
Jeff Manship, who previously played for 8 seasons there in the Major league level with a total of 4 different organizations, signed with the NC Dinos on a one-year deal in the off-season worth 2.1 billion Won (1.8 million USD) back in January 19 of this year.