The Yokohama Bay Stars decided to take Daisuke Miura off the active roster again after he gave up 7 runs over 5.1 innings of work yesterday. This marks the third time this season that Miura has been dropped to Ni-gun due to poor performance.
A quick look back on the demotions:
Demoted on 7/16 after giving up 6 runs (all earned) over 4 innings of work. At the time of demotion, Miura was 7 games removed from his last victory (5/21 vs Nippon Ham) and had gone 0-5 during that stretch.
Promoted before start on 9/5 and demoted the following day on 9/6 after giving up 5 runs (all earned) over 2 innings of work.
Promoted before start on 9/20 and likely to be demoted the following day on 9/21 after giving up 7 runs (all earned) over 5.1 innings of work.
It wasn't all bad for Miura -- he actually started the season strong, going 2-0 in his first three starts (18 IP, 19 H, 16 SO, 2 BB, 5 R, 5 ER). He also had a solid start against Nippon Ham on 5/21: 8 IP, 5 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.
Miura also got a slightly late start this year due to right shoulder tightness and wasn't added to the active roster until 4/9.
In other team related news:
It seems the Bay Stars will start using their younger players in place of their foreign players beginning on/after the 25th.