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[6/29/2013] Hisashi Iwakuma, Koji Uehara, Gosuke Katoh, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Jun.29, 2013 @ 5:12 pm, under MLB

From June 28:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 3 @ PIT 10 RF 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 .291 Batted lead-off. BB (R), 1B9 (CS), G4, BB, G4.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR DNP                  

On how Kawasaki will be used, from the National Post's John Lott:

"The baseball gods have a way of working things out for the guys they like," Gibbons told reporters Friday afternoon.

... With Jose Reyes back, Kawasaki will indeed be a second baseman when he plays, Gibbons said. Rajai Davis, who entered Friday's action batting .353 with six stolen bases this month in a part-time role, will get most of the starts in left field. Emilio Bonifacio will be filling in there against certain right-handed pitchers with Kawasaki subbing occasionally for Bonifacio at second base.

[National Post 6/28/2013]

Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK REN 8 @ SRC 1 SS 4 0 2 0 0 0   .278 Batted seventh. 1B8, L9, 1B7, G4 (DP).
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY NYY 3 @ BAL 4 RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 Batted fifth. G6 (force), Ks, F4, G2 (bunt). Hitting streak ended at seven games.
Gosuke Katoh NYY GCLNYY1 10 @ GCLNYY2 2 2B 2 2 1 3 2 0   .368 Batted second. BB (R), F7, HBP, BB (PO), HR9 (three RBI).
Kensuke Tanaka SF SLC 6 @ FRE 9 LF 4 2 3 1 0 0   .322 Batted ninth. 1B8 (R), F6, 1B8 (RBI), 1B8 (R).

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 CHC 4 @ SEA 5 90-69 30 8.0 6 4 4 0 5 2 2.42 Left the game in the top of the 9th with the score tied at four.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: June 30 vs Orioles.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: July 2 vs Durham.
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi COL DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS TOR 5 @ BOS 7 15-13 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.91 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 7-5. (S, 4).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                     Next start: June 29 vs Gwinnett.

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Former Chiba Lotte Marine Justin Miller was found dead on Wednesday night. From the Tampa Bay Times' Matt McKinney:

Justin Miller, 35, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Palm Harbor resident since 2002, was found dead Wednesday night, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities are investigating, but have not yet determined a cause of death, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. His body was found shortly after 10:30 p.m., but the Sheriff's Office would not say where it was found.

Source: Tampa Bay Times 6/28/2013