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[4/30/2013] Norichika Aoki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kyuji Fujikawa, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Apr.30, 2013 @ 3:16 pm, under MLB

From April 29:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL PIT 4 @ MIL 10 RF 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 .253 Batted lead-off. BB (R), G5, HR8/9 (RBI, R), G4, Ks.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DL                   Played in an extedned spring training game on Monday. Went 1-for-3: F9, 1B8, F9. He was replaced on defense in the 6th. [Nikkan Sports 4/30/2013] ... Could play in Triple-A Sacramento game on May 3. [Sponichi 4/30/2013]
Munenori Kawasaki TOR DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY DNP                   Got the day off on Monday. [Nikkan Sports 4/30/2013]
Kensuke Tanaka SF SRC 7 @ FRE 8 PH 1 1 1 1 0 0   .398 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Juan Ciriaco in the bottom of the 11th. Drove in the game-tying run and crossed the plate as the game-winning run.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: April 30 vs White Sox.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DL                     Currently slated to pitch at Triple-A Iowa on May 5. Threw thirty-two pitches in the bullpen. Mixed in some off-speed pitches. Will toss one more session before pitching in a game.[Nikkan Spprts 4/30/2013]
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: May 5 vs Toronto
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: April 30 vs Houston.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Left start on Sunday with discomfort in his left side. Will focus some time on getting treatment. Team will monitor him over the next few days before deciding what to do next. [Nikkan Sports 4/30/2013]
Toru Murata CLE COL 1 @ PAW 5 95-63 27 6.0 8 4 4 1 4 3 6.00 Left the game with Columbus down 4-1. (L, 0-1).
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 7 @ FRE 8 22-13 8 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.63 Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with the game tied at six. (IBB 1).
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                     Tossed five innings in an extended spring training game on Monday. [Nikkan Sports 4/30/2013]

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Former Hankyu pitcher Brad "The Animal" Lesley passed away this weekend at the age of fifty-four.

Lesley pitched in sixty games and went 7-5 with twenty-four saves and 3.00 ERA over two seasons (1986, 1987) in Japan.

Source: TMZ 4/29/2013