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[4/16/2013] Munenori Kawasaki, Kensuke Tanaka, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.16, 2013 @ 3:03 pm, under MLB

From April 15:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL DNP                   No Game
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DL                    
Munenori Kawasaki TOR CWS 3 @ TOR 4 SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286 Batted ninth. G1, 3B8 (R), G1, G4.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY DNP                   No Game
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 12 @ TUC 11 2B 2 1 0 1 3 0   .349 Batted second. BB, F7, BB, F7, BB (R), SF8 (RBI).

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: April 19 vs Mariners. ... An MLB revised version of Darvish's book on off-speed pitches (Henkakyu Bible) could be released later this month. The first version came out in July 2009 and included information on ten off-speed pitches. The revised version will include twelve pitches (one-seamer and slow curve will be the new additions). (Sponichi 4/16/2013)
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DL                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: April 18 vs Tigers.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Joined Hideo Nomo and Tomo Oka as the only Japanese pitchers in MLB history to start 150 games. (Sponichi 4/16/2013) Japanese pitchers have recorded twenty shutout victories in MLB history: Nomo (9), Kuroda (5), Hideki Irabu (2), Kazuhisa Ishii (2), Oka (1), Mac Suzuki (1). Only Nomo (1) and Kuroda (3) have done it without allowing any walks or HBPs. (Sponichi 4/16/2013)
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                     No Game
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS TBA 2 @ BOS 3 12-9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 Entered the game in the top of the 8th, with Boston up 2-1. (H, 3).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                      

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking into Masahiro Tanaka (RAK). A number of other teams, including the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, have been sending scouts to check on Tanaka.

Source: Sponichi 4/16/2013, Sponichi 4/16/2013, Sponichi 4/16/2013