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[6/22/2013] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Gosuke Katoh, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jun.22, 2013 @ 9:43 pm, under MLB

From June 21:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL ATL 0 @ MIL 2 RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .299 Batted lead-off. 1B7 (R), 1B8, G6, 1B7 (SB). Made a nice sliding catch in the top of the 5th.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR BAL 6 @ TOR 7 SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 .229 Batted ninth. G4, 1B8 (RBI), HR9 (two RBI), G4. The home run was the first of his MLB career. Turned unassisted double play to end the 5th.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK SRC 2 @ SLC 5 SS 3 0 1 0 0 1   .279 Batted seventh. HBP, Ks, G6, 1B8.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY TBA 2 @ NYY 6 RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .269 Batted second. 1B9 (SB), G1 (RBI), G1, G3.
Gosuke Katoh NYY GCLPIT 4 @ GCLNYY1 6 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0   .500 Batted sixth. L9, HR9 (RBI). Replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 6th.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 7 @ REN 12 PH 1 0 0 0 0 0   .332 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brett Bochy in the top of the 8th. F9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: June 25 vs Yankees.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA OAK 6 @ SEA 3 98-70 26 7.0 6 4 4 0 6 3 2.26 Left the game in the top of the 8th with Seattle down 4-3. (L, 7-3).
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: June 22 vs Lehigh Valley.
Toru Murata CLE DNP                     Next start: June 22 vs New Britain.
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY DNP                     Traded to the New York Yankees for future considerations. [YES Network 6/21/2013]
Junichi Tazawa BOS BOS 10 @ DET 6 8-6 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, two out, and Boston up 7-5. (H, 12).
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                     Named the new closer. From from the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham: The season is not yet half over and the Red Sox have their third closer. It's righthander Koji Uehara, who was selected to replace Andrew Bailey on Friday. Uehara laughed when asked how long he expected to keep the job. "I'm assuming two or three days," he said via interpreter C.J. Matsumoto. ... Farrell said experience was the deciding factor in choosing Uehara over Andrew Miller or Junichi Tazawa. ... The Red Sox have said since spring training that Uehara needs to be regularly rested to be effective. Farrell's goal was not to use him on consecutive days, although that has happened on six occasions and Uehara has not allowed a run. "Hopefully we have save opportunities every night," Farrell said. "If he's not available, we have confidence that it could be Junichi, it could be Andrew Miller and in time Andrew Bailey." [Boston Globe 6/22/2013]
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                     Next start: June 23 vs Scranton/WB.

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Manny Ramirez appeared at Narita Airport on Friday -- he did not take a direct flight back to the US from Taiwan and apparently made a stop-over in Japan. Ramirez is reportedly open to playing in Japan.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013