Games from April 16:
Pawtucket 4 - Syracuse 3 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the bottom of the 9th and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his first save of the year. 1 IP, 10-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Rochester 5 - Scranton/WB 3 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second. He went 2-for-5: strikeout looking, single to right (caught stealing second), RBI single to right (run scored), strikeout swinging, ground out to second. [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Takashi Saito (ARI) pitched in a minor league practice game on Monday and gave up two runs on two hits over an inning of work. He threw a total sixteen pitches. Saito no longer appears to have any problems throwing the ball but is still behind on his running.
Dan Gladden's advice to Yu Darvish (TEX), via Nikkan Sports:
- Do not be afraid to throw inside.
- Be firm on the mound. Do not apologize to batters when you hit them accidentally by tipping your cap.
- Know the teams, now the rivals. Have your teammates' backs.