|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||7/10||NYY 3
|Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brendan Ryan in the top of the 8th. 1B7. Single was the 2,800th career hit. Remained in the game as the right fielder. Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014|
|Norichika Aoki||KCR||7/10||NWA 5
|Batted lead-off. F9, G3, 1B9, HBP-R.|
|Gosuke Katoh||NYY||7/10||CRD 1
|Batted eighth. L8, 1B4, G4.|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||7/10||CWS 3
|Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 3-1.(H, 9). Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||7/10||CWS 3
|Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 3-1. Gave up a two-run home run. (BS, 2). Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014|
New York Yankees
The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from USA Today's Bob Nightengale:
The New York Yankees' fading playoff hopes took a huge hit Thursday when All-Star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a small tear in his right elbow ligament that could end his season.
... "He has seen three physicians, our chief physicians,'' Cashman said, "... all three agree on a diagnosis that he has a new injury, he has a partially-torn ligament in his throwing arm. The ligament tear is considered small, and the Yankees have had success with pitchers that have had these. We have actually had them continue to throw without incident, and they have gotten back to their normal levels.
"It doesn't rule out the possibility of a Tommy John in a failed attempt, but all three doctors agree on the diagnosis and the rehab protocol. We are going to follow their recommendation. None of them recommend surgery at this time, and they're all hopeful that in roughly, maybe a six-week period, that we will have a pitcher back if he responds positively."
Several talent evaluators feared Tanaka was putting extra stress on his arm with the amount of split-fingers he threw this season. He had thrown 477, which was 81 more than any pitcher in the majors.
Source: USA Today 7/11/2014
- Yu Darvish's first start after the All-Star break will most likely come on the 18th against the Blue Jays. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014
- The MLB released their list of most popular jerseys for the first half of 2014. Masahiro Tanaka came in at fourteenth, Yu Darvish in twentieth. Source: MLB.com 7/10/2014