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[7/21/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Munenori Kawasaki, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Jul.21, 2014 @ 6:23 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/20 CIN 2
NYY 3
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .285
Batted seventh. G4, G6, 1B8, G3. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 7/20 KCR 0
BOS 6
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Batted ninth. G1, G4, G4. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/20 TEX 6
TOR 9
2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .294
Batted second. 1B6, L4(DP), G3, Kl, 1B8 one RBI[5]. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/20 SAN 6
MRO 5
2B 6 0 1 0 0 1   .260
Batted eighth. F8, K (foul tip), L7, F7, 2B7, G6.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/20 AUG 14
CRD 3
2B 1 0 0 0 2 0   .228
Batted eighth. F8, BB, BB.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/20 CIN 2
NYY 3
99-67 26 6.2 3 1 0 2 6 0 3.88
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with two out and New York up 2-1. Did not factor into the final decision. This was his 200th career MLB game. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/20 KCR 0
BOS 6
4-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
Entered the game in the top of the 9th and struck out the one batter he faced. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014

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Chicago Cubs

New York Mets

Daisuke Matsuzaka is headed back to the bullpen. From ESPN's Adam Rubin:

... The manager added that Daisuke Matsuzaka is now a reliever, although he will be on standby Monday in case Niese has an issue in his first game action since a 12-pitch effort on July 4. Niese officially has been on the DL with a left shoulder strain. The Fourth of July start separately was shortened by getting struck with a line drive in the lower back.

... Collins met with Matsuzaka on Sunday morning to inform him of the decision. Matsuzaka is 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA in nine starts in 2014.

"I don't feel it's something to comment on. I'm just going to pitch where I'm told and it's done," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter in his lone remark about the reassignment.

Source: ESPN 7/20/2014

Texas Rangers

Kensuke Tanaka was released by the Texas Rangers. From the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant:

INF Kensuke Tanaka requested and received his release from Round Rock. Tanaka was hitting .258 in 62 games but had not played since July 3.

Source: Dallas Morning News 7/20/2014

Tanaka still wants to play in the United States. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014