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[5/15/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Yu Darvish

by on May.15, 2013 @ 2:29 pm, under MLB

From May 14:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 3 @ PIT 4 RF 6 1 3 0 0 0 1 .308 Batted lead-off. G6, F6, 1B1 (R), G4 (force), 1B7, 1B6. ... Second straight three-hit game (6-for-11).
Munenori Kawasaki TOR SFN 6 @ TOR 10 PR/SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Adam Lind in the bottom of the 6th. Remained in the game at short. Grounded out to short in his only at bat in the bottom of the 8th.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK SRC 9 @ NAS 0 SS 5 1 1 0 0 1   .241 Batted second. 1B9 (R), G5, F8, G1, Kl.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX RRE 1 @ TUC 12 PH/RF 2 0 0 0 0 0   .000 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jim Adduci in the top of the 7th and grounded out to second. Took over in right in the bottom of the 7th. Grounded out to first in his final at bat in the 9th.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY SEA 3 @ NYY 4 RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .246 Batted seventh. Kl, Ks, F8, G1. ... Hitless in four straight (0-for-16 with five strikeouts).
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 3 @ MRB 4 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0   .338 Batted lead-off. BB (SB, R), F8, F7, L6, F3 (force).

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: May 16 vs Tigers. ... To donate US$25,000 to help support City of Dallas RBI youth baseball program. [Rangers Press Release 5/14/2013] .... According to Nolan Ryan, Darvish has the "best slider in baseball." [Dallas News 5/13/2013]
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: May 15 vs Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC IOW 1 @ REN 11 7-5 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.00 Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with down up 10-1. Was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th.
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX RRE 1 @ TUC 12 47-28 10 2.1 4 0 0 0 3 0 4.86 Entered the game in the bottom of the 2nd with a runner on second, two out, and Round Rock down 9-1.
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                     Scheduled to make minor league rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. [Baltimore Sun 5/13/2013]

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Wei-Ying Chen (Baltimore) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday. From an AP report posted at ESPN:

"It's one of those things that's tough to handicap the severity of it," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "There's three grades, and I think his was in the middle. If you look at the history of these things, it gives you the idea that it is a little later than sooner. We'll take whatever comes our way."

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Scouts from at least six MLB teams -- Yankees, Rangers, Mariners, Giants, Rays, A's -- were at Tuesday night's Rakuten-Yokohama game at Yokohama Stadium.

Source: Sanspo 5/15/2013