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4/27/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Apr.27, 2012 @ 11:48 pm, under MLB

Games from April 26:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Detroit Tigers 4
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first (force, run scored), fly out to left, fly out to right, ground out to first. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Boston Red Sox 10 - Chicago White Sox 3
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and tossed three shutout innings for his first save of the year (and of his career).  Final line: 3 IP, 51-37 NP-S, 13 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) will be evaluated by Dr. Lewis Yocum on April 30.

"Nothing has been decided yet.  I feel frustrated, but the most important thing now is to get better as soon as possible so I can start throwing again. ... I can not make this decision myself.  If I have surgery, it will be Tommy John," said Wada.

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Nikkan Sports mentions a Buster Olney Insider Article entitled Yu Darvish's specialized skill that reveals the upside down L catcher signal.  A separate Nikkan Sports article brings up how Darvish owns the top two TV ratings day for Rangers games on Fox Sports Southwest: debut game at 10.7 and start vs Yankees at 10.0.

And ESPN's Wallace Matthews has an interesting article up on why the Yanks did not go after Darvish.