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[5/19/2013] Norichika Aoki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Yoshinori Tateyama, Takahiro Matsuka

by on May.19, 2013 @ 2:27 pm, under MLB

From May 18:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
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.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR DNP                    
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK ORH 3 @ SRC 6 SS 3 1 1 0 0 0   .237 Batted second. F9, 1B5, HBP (R), F9.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY DNP                    
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.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: May 21 vs Athletics
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: May 20 vs Indians
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
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.
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                      

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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.