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4/20/2012: Yu Darvish, Tsuyoshi Wada, Takashi Saito

by on Apr.20, 2012 @ 5:08 pm, under MLB

Games from April 19:

Cleveland Indians 2 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, strikeout swinging, pop out to third in foul territory, ground out to first. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

LA Dodgers 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Tim Dillard in the bottom of the 9th and struck out (foul tip). [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Texas Rangers 10 - Detroit Tigers 3
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up a run on two hits over 6.1 innings of work.  Darvish got the win and improved to 2-0.  Final line: 6.1 IP, 121-70 NP-S, 26 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Las Vegas 8 - Salt Lake 4 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (LV) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 12-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports]

Scranton/WB 5 - Rochester 3 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at short and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, pop out to second, fly out to right, fly out to right. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports]

Gwinnett 9 - Norfolk 2 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Wada (NOR) started the game and allowed six runs (all earned) on six hits over 2.2 innings of work. Final line: 2.2 IP, 77-39 NP-S, 18 BF, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Rancho Cucamonga 5 - Visalia 1 (A)
Takashi Saito (VIS) started the game and tossed a shutout inning.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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A book written by Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) hit store shelves today.  In the book, Kuroda talks about his career, including how he at one point turned down the New York Yankees with plans to return to the Hiroshima Carp.

One comment on “4/20/2012: Yu Darvish, Tsuyoshi Wada, Takashi Saito

  1. JasonP

    The homeplate umpire for last night’s Rangers/Tigers game really seemed to favor the low-outside strike, and not so much the high strike. There were several pitches Darvish threw that were well within the upper strike zone that were called as balls. While it’s good for an umpire to be consistent, consistently wrong is still wrong.

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