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[4/20/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Apr.20, 2013 @ 5:17 pm, under MLB

From April 19:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL CHC 4 @ MIL 5 RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .295 Batted lead-off. E3 (R), 1B8 (CS), G3, G4.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DL                   From SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser: Hiro Nakajima will head to extended spring training in Arizona on Monday as he recovers from a hamstring injury, and he is likely to get in games there. He's expected to play shortstop, at least initially. It would not surprise me a bit, however, if the A's begin to have him work at some other spots while there. I don't see any way Jed Lowrie is coming out of the A's shortstop spot any time soon, so Nakajima needs to be as versatile as all of Oakland's other infielders if he ever is to have a shot at playing much. (SFGate 4/19/2013)
Munenori Kawasaki TOR NYY 9 @ TOR 4 SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235 Batted ninth. K (foul tip), G5, G4.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY NYY 9 @ TOR 4 RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .213 Batted sixth. G4, 2B9 (R), F7, L9, 2B7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 2 @ TAC 4 PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .352

Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th with runners on first and second, two out, and Fresno down 4-2. He popped out to short to end the inning.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX SEA 0 @ TEX 7 111-69 26 7.0 3 0 0 3 10 0 2.03 Left the game with the Rangers up 7-0. Second double-digit strikeout game of the year. His first strikeout of the game was the 1,500th of his NPB (1,250)+MLB (250) career. (W, 3-1)
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DL                     Played some catch on Friday (distance of about twenty meters) for the first time since going on the DL. He reportedly threw the ball without any pain. (Nikkan Sports 4/20/2013)
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: April 23 vs Astros. ... Whether he makes his next start on the 23rd will depend on how the blister on his right middle finger is doing. (Nikkan Sports 4/20/2013)
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: April 20 vs Blue Jays.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 5 @ LVG 10 13-10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Sacramento down 10-4.
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                     KCA @ BOS Postponed.
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                     KCA @ BOS Postponed.
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                      

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