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4/7/2012: Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Apr.07, 2012 @ 2:50 pm, under MLB

Games from April 6:

Seattle Mariners 7 - Oakland Athletics 3
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 0-for-3: strikeout looking, walk (stole second, run scored), ground out to short, sac fly to center, GIDP. [Nikkan Sports]

St Louis Cardinals 11 - Milwaukee Brewers 5
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 5th inning and struck out swinging.  He did not remain in the game after the at bat. [Sanspo]

Rochester 3 - Syracuse 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: walk (run scored), ground out to third (force), GIDP, strikeout (foul bunt). [Sanspo]

Las Vegas 4 - Sacramento 3 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (LV) tossed a shutout inning in relief and recorded a Hold.  Final line: 1 IP, 14-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

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Norichika Aoki (MIL) told reporters he was happy to make the MLB roster but was not really moved because he was not able to win a starting job.

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Friday.

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Arlington mayor Robert Cluck invited about twenty Japanese reporters out for some Darvish Burgers on Thursday night and told them of his plans for a Darvish Road (if he helps the team win).  He also mentioned making Darvish a tourism ambassador; naming Habikino, Osaka a sister city; inviting him to a rodeo tournament; and asking him to do something with the Dallas Cowboys.