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3/8/2012: Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Mar.08, 2012 @ 12:29 pm, under MLB

Exhibition games from March 7:

Tampa Bay Rays 4 - New York Yankees 0
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and allowed three runs on three hits over two innings of work.  Final line: 2 IP, 9 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]

Boston Red Sox 3 - Toronto Blue Jays 3
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the 6th inning with the score tied at three and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 6 - Minnesota Twins 0
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, fly out to center, ground out to second.  Nishioka was replaced on defense in the 5th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and tossed two shutout innings.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 10 - Chicago White Sox 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started the game in center and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to left, RBI triple to right-center, single to right (run scored), ground out to short, walk.  Aoki was replaced on defense in the 7th. [Nikkan Sports]


Takashi Saito tossed a bullpen session on Wednesday in preparation for his outing against the Seattle Mariners on March 10.  Saito threw about thirty pitches, mostly fastballs.


Koji Uehara faced ten batters, threw forty-one pitches, and allowed three could-be hits during his batting practice outing on Tuesday.


Hisashi Iwakuma tossed a personal camp high sixty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.  Iwakuma's next outing will likely be against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 10.


Tsuyoshi Wada threw twety-seven pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday and told reporters his elbow felt fine and that he felt like throwing more.


Kimiyasu Kudo visited the Texas Rangers' facilities in Surprise, AZ on Wednesday and met Koji Uehara, Yoshinori Tateyama, and Yu Darvish.