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[4/27/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Kensuke Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Apr.27, 2013 @ 2:39 pm, under MLB

From April 26:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 5 @ LAD 7 RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .259 Batted lead-off. BB, G6, G4, 1B8 (RBI, CS), G5.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DL                   Played in an extended spring training game on Friday. Started at short and batted second. Hit a single to left in his first at bat and grounded out to short in his second at bat. Was replaced on defense in the 5th. [Sponichi 4/27/2013]
Munenori Kawasaki TOR TOR 4 @ NYY 6 SS 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .216 Batted ninth. HBP (R), L5, F9, Ks.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY TOR 4 @ NYY 6 RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 3 .243 Batted sixth. 1B5, Ks, Kl, IBB. ... Four-game hitting streak (6-for-15).
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 9 @ REN 8 2B 5 2 4 2 0 0   .392 Batted lead-off. G6, 2B7 (R), 1B6 (CS), 3B7 (RBI, R), 1B9 (RBI, CS). ... Fourth straight multi-hit game (11-for18).

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     An interesting Darvish overlay gif that has been making the rounds, created by Drew Sheppard.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DL                     Played catch at a max distance of about fifty meters on Friday. Also tossed a bullpen session for the first time since he was placed on the DL-- twenty-five pitches, all fastballs, had someone stand in the batter's box for the last three pitches. [Sponichi 4/27/2013]
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                      
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC IOW 4 @ OMA 5 11-9 4 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.86 Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the score tied at two.
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS HOU 3 @ BOS 7 8-7 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.59 Entered the game in the 7th with runners on first and third, one out, and Boston up 6-2.
Koji Uehara BOS HOU 3 @ BOS 7 17-14 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.86 Entered the game in the 8th with Boston up 6-3.
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                      

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Bud Selig will not temporarily pause the season in August for the Olympics. From an AP report:

... "Look, we can't stop our season in August. We just can't," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig told the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday. "You can't say to your fans: `We'll see you in the next period of time. Your club loses some players but yours doesn't."

... Some have suggested major leaguers could play in the Olympics during an extended All-Star break. Selig was clear that MLB's schedule will not be interrupted, and that weather made an earlier start or later ending impossible.

He also mentions hope for a "true World Series."