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[6/18/2014] Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Jun.18, 2014 @ 5:54 pm, under NPB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 6/17 TOR 1
NYY 3
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .310
Batted seventh. G4, Ks, G6, F7. Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 6/17 KCR 11
DET 4
RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Batted lead-off. G6, 1B9-R[35]. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 2nd due to a leg injury. Sponichi 6/18/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 6/17 TOR 1
NYY 3
2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250
Batted eighth. Kl, Ks, G4, 3B7[1]. Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 6/17 SRC 5
RRE 7
2B 4 0 0 1 0 1   .265
Batted lead-off. F4, L8, G3, SF7 one RBI[22], Kl. Sponichi 6/18/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 6/17 TEX 6
OAK 10
99-56 26 5.0 8 7 4 5 8 0 2.39
Started the game. Recorded the loss. (L, 7-3). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014Sponichi 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 6/17 TOR 1
NYY 3
104-66 26 6.0 5 1 1 2 10 1 1.99
Started the game. Got the win. (W, 11-1). (HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 6/17 NYM 2
STL 5
18-13 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.81
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with New York down 5-1. (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 6/17 MIN 1
BOS 2
15-12 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.32
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 2-1. Struck out the side. (H, 7). Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014, Sponichi 6/18/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Toru Murata CLE 6/17 AKR 15
REA 10
85-54 25 5.0 10 7 7 1 1 2 4.30
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 5-2). (WP 1, HBP 1).

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Kansas City Royals

New York Mets

The latest on Daisuke Matsuzaka, from the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert:

... Daisuke Matsuzaka, who left his start on Sunday with a severe stomach illness, was feeling better and gave the Mets a scoreless inning out of the bullpen Tuesday night. Terry Collins said Dice-K is still expected to make his scheduled start Friday in Miami, but because of the righty’s short start on Sunday, the team felt it would be good to give him an inning to stay sharp.

Source: Daily news 6/18/2014

New York Yankees

  • Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to make his next start on the 20th against the Orioles. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2014

Toronto Blue Jays

Munenori Kawasaki was promoted on Tuesday. From MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm:

... When reports surfaced Monday night that infielder Munenori Kawasaki was on the verge of a promotion, most of the speculation centered around either left-hander Brett Cecil or designated hitter Adam Lind being placed on the disabled list.

Instead of going in that direction, when the official roster move was announced prior to the series opener in New York, it was Delabar who became the odd-man out. The move was made in part to avoid losing Lind or Cecil for the next two weeks.

... Kawasaki will give the Blue Jays some additional infield depth while Lind remains out after he fouled a ball off his right foot during the sixth inning of Saturday's game in Baltimore. Kawasaki got the start at second base on Tuesday night.

Source: MLB.com 6/17/2014