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[6/27/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Gosuke Katoh, Koji Uehara

by on Jun.27, 2013 @ 9:58 pm, under MLB

From June 26:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL CHC 5 @ MIL 4 RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .295 Batted lead-off. F8, 2B7 (RBI, SB), G3, 1B7 (SB).
Munenori Kawasaki TOR DNP                   From the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy: 

... "It's tough to do. He's a big part of this team," said Gibbons, who explained that he and GM Alex Anthopoulos elected to continue with an eight-man bullpen — which has been remarkably strong of late — rather than sacrifice a pitcher to keep Kawasaki.
But Gibbons took the rare step on Tuesday of calling a team meeting to let other Jays players know Kawasaki was being sent down.
"I've never seen that," said Buehrle, a veteran of more than 14 seasons. "Usually you come in the next day and look at the guy's locker and say, 'Oh, that guy got sent down, this guy's coming up.'"

... "It's not as if I've died," he said through a Japanese interpreter following Tuesday's game. "I'm still a baseball player. It's just that tomorrow the field will be different. I'm still around and I'm still here to help the team when they need it. And it's been a terrific experience and I really appreciate everybody -- and I love everybody."

[Toronto Star 6/25/2013] ... And another nice Toronto Star article can be found here.

Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DNP                    
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX MYR 5 @ POT 6 LF 5 0 1 0 0 1   .200 Batted lead-off. G6, G4, F7, 1B8 (CS), Kl. Helped throw out a runner at home plate in the bottom of the 8th.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY TEX 8 @ NYY 5 RF 4 2 3 2 0 0 1 .278 Batted second. G6 (DP), 1B7 (SB), 2B9 (R), HR9 (two RBI). Was removed on defense in the top of the 8th. Homered in his second straight game.  Extended hitting streak to six games.
Gosuke Katoh NYY GCLTOR 10 @ GCLNYY1 0 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0   .353 Batted second. F9, G6 (force), 1B7. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th.
Kensuke Tanaka SF DNP                    

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: June 30 vs Reds.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: June 28 vs Cubs.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: June 27 vs Norfolk.
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi COL DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS COL 3 @ BOS 5 8-7 4 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.57 Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 5-2. Gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. (H, 14).
Koji Uehara BOS COL 3 @ BOS 5 13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.03 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 5-3. (S, 2).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                      

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