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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]


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.


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


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.