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6/19/2012: Kosuke Fukudome, Norichika Aoki, Yu Darvish

by on Jun.19, 2012 @ 4:16 pm, under MLB

Games from June 18:

San Francisco Giants 5 - LA Angels 3
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the top of the 4th with a runner on first, one out, and the Angels down 4-2.  Takahashi retired four consecutive batters until he gave up a ground-rule double with two out in the top of the 5th.  He gave up another double to the lead-off batter in the top of the 6th (later came around to score) before leaving the game a batter later with a runner on third and one out.  Final line: 2 IP, 31-17 NP-S, 8 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 7 - Toronto Blue Jays 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to the pitcher, RBI bunt single, bunt ground out to the pitcher, fly out to center, strikeout swinging. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Charlotte 5 - Columbus 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (CHA) started in right and batted second.  Fukudome was replaced on defense in the top of the 6th.  He went 1-for-2: fly out to left, single to right.  He also threw out a runner at home in the top of the 5th. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Durham 6 - Rochester 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: pop out to second, fly out to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to first. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Yu Darvish (TEX) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen (set position with someone standing in the batters box) on Monday in preparation for his next start June 20.  Source: Sponichi 6/19/012