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6/8/2012: Norichika Aoki, Kosuke Fukudome, Ryota Igarashi

by on Jun.08, 2012 @ 2:13 pm, under MLB

Games from June 7:

Milwaukee Brewers 4 - Chicago Cubs 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-5: line out to left, solo homer (2) to right, ground out to third, infield single (run scored), walk-off solo homer (3) to right. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Oakland A's 7 - Texas Rangers 1
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up six runs (all earned) over 5.1 innings of work.  He took the loss and is now 7-4.  Final line: 5.1 IP, 110-61 NP-S, 29 BF, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR.  [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNIkkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Rochester 2 - Norfolk 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: pop out to short, double to left, ground out to second, single to center, strikeout swinging, walk. [Nikkan Sports]

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Hideki Matsui (TBR) took some grounders at first during pre-game practice on Thursday.  Source: Sponichi 6/8/2012

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Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique.  From the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen:

The White Sox called up outfielder Jordan Danks from AAA Charlotte to replace Kosuke Fukudome, who is headed to the disabled list with a strained right oblique, the team announced Thursday.

... After saying Fukudome's injury was in his back and then a ribcage issue, the team clarified it for the first time Thursday by identifying his right oblique as the problem area.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen on Thursday.  Source: Sponichi 6/8/2012

For his intro music, Matsuzaka selected EXILE's Rising Sun.  Source: Sponichi 6/8/2012

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The New York Yankees called Ryota Igarashi (NYY) up on Thursday.  From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

The Yankees placed right-hander Freddy Garcia on the Major League bereavement list and called up right-hander Ryota Igarashi for Thursday's series finale against the Rays.

... "He's a guy that can give you up to 50 pitches, but he can also be a one-inning guy," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's kind of a power guy. He's going to get an opportunity over the next few days."

Igarashi was 1-2 with a 1.73 ERA in 22 appearances at the Triple-A level this year, three of which came in the Yankees' system for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 21 innings, he struck out 39 and walked six.