From May 18:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||MIL 6 @ STL 4||RF||4||2||2||0||1||0||0||.323||Batted lead-off. G5, 1B4 (R), BB (R), G3, 1B9. Eleventh multi-hit game of the month.|
|Hiroyuki Nakajima||OAK||ORH 3 @ SRC 6||SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||.237||Batted second. F9, 1B5, HBP (R), F9.|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||NOZ 3 @ FRE 6||PH/2B||2||0||0||0||0||1||.333||Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Mike Kickham in the bottom of the 6th. Took over at second in the top of the 7th. Ks, G1.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: May 21 vs Athletics|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: May 20 vs Indians|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||CSP 5 @ RRE 6||36-23||9||2.0||3||3||3||0||2||1||5.79||Entered the game in the top of the 5th Round Rock up 3-1.|
Matt Friedman (Gary SouthShore RailCats) dropped me with two updates on Takahiro Matsuka:
From May 18: Former Japanese Major Leaguer Takahiro Matsuka struggled in his American debut with the RailCats, hitting two batters and walking one while recording one out. [Box Score]
From May 19: The RailCats have made their first roster move of the regular season, signing right-handed pitcher Kyle Lindquist and placing former Japanese Major Leaguer Takahiro Matsuka on irrevocable waivers.
... Matsuka made his American debut on Friday night and lasted just 1/3 of an inning, giving up three runs and two earned. He hit two batters and walked one. Matsuka briefly pitched in the Japanese Major Leagues in 2009 and 2010, first with the Yokohoma Bay Stars and then the Nippon Ham Fighters.