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[4/23/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 4:50 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
RF 4 0 2 0 1 1 3 .371
Batted eighth. 1B8, BB, Ks, 2B7[2], G4. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/22 KCR 8
CLE 2
RF 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 .271
Batted lead-off. BB, Kl, Ks, BB-CS[3] (second base), 1B8. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/22 BUF 5
SWB 6
SS 3 0 1 1 0 0   .226
Batted eighth. L7, E3t, SF8 RBI[2]-1B5b. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/22 RRE 3
IOW 10
2B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .306
Batted lead-off. L7, Ks, G4, F8. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 4/22 CRD 5
LWD 7
DH 4 0 1 0 0 2   .149
Batted seventh. F7, Ks, Ks, 1B9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
105-73 28 7.1 7 2 2 0 7 2 2.15
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 8th with one out, none on, and New York up 9-2. Recorded the win (W, 3-0). His thirty-five strikeouts through four career starts is most for a Yankee pitcher and tied for third-most in the Majors over the past 100 years. MLB.com Highlight, MLB.com Post-Game Interviews, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014, ZakZak 4/23/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
13-11 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 9-2. Has not allowed a run in eleven straight appearances from the start of the season. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014

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Seattle Mariners

The latest on Hisashi Iwakuma, from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw 58 pitches in a four-inning simulated game against Mariners teammates on Tuesday afternoon, moving a step closer to rejoining Seattle's rotation.

... Iwakuma said he felt much sharper than in his first simulated outing last Friday in Miami, and there's a chance he could be ready to join the Mariners after a rehab start in Las Vegas this Sunday for Tacoma.

If all goes well, he could be in line to return at some point during Seattle's nine-day, 10-game trek to New York, Houston and Oakland from April 29-May 7.

Manager Lloyd McClendon said Iwakuma will throw about 75 pitches in the Las Vegas outing, but continued to stress caution as the Japanese standout builds his arm strength up after missing all of Spring Training with a sprained tendon in his right middle finger.

... Iwakuma looked strong pitching to Stefen Romero, Willie Bloomquist, Nick Franklin and Logan Morrison as he worked all his pitches, including his trademark splitter and what pitching coach Rick Waits said was a surprisingly sharp curveball.

Source: MLB.com 4/22/2014