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[7/25/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Norichika Aoki, Toru Murata

by on Jul.25, 2014 @ 9:23 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/24 TEX 2
NYY 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .278
Batted seventh. F8, BB-R[26], 1B7, G4. Made a nice catch in foul territory in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 7/24 CLE 1
KCR 2
DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 .262
Batted eighth. Ks, G6, L8, G6 (challenged, force play overturned), 1B7 one RBI[15]. Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/24 BOS 0
TOR 8
3B 3 1 0 0 0 1 6 .272
Batted sixth. Ks, G1f-R[14], L6. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/24 MRO 7
COR 3
DH 4 1 2 1 1 1   .262
Batted second. F3, 1B7, BB, HR7[3] one RBI[18]-R[19], Kl.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/24 CRD 10
LEX 3
2B 4 0 0 0 0 3   .232
Batted eighth. F7, Ks, Ks, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 7/24 NYM 1
MIL 9
26-15 9 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 2 3.87
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with the Mets down 6-0. Left after the 7th with the Mets down 9-1. Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/24 BAL 4
SEA 0
96-73 28 7.0 7 4 4 0 5 1 3.09
Started the game. Left after seven innings with Seattle down 4-0. Took the loss. (L, 8-5). Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Toru Murata CLE 7/24 COL 8
LOU 1
87-57 24 7.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 5.26
Started the game. Left after seven innings with Columbus up 8-0. Got the win. (W, 1-2). Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014

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New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

... Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's "The Michael Kay Show," Cashman gave the following update on Tanaka: "He's improved, but he still feels it, although on a daily basis it decreases. So that's good but it's not good that he's still feeling it at this stage. So it's just day-by-day, week-by-week and we'll adjust accordingly. It's too early to call."

... Cashman defended the decision to forego surgery -- which entails a full year of recovery time -- on the basis that Tanaka might not be the same pitcher afterward.

"We get directed by what our medical experts say," Cashman said. "It was a unanimous decision and none of them recommended surgery. There's no guarantee that Tanaka if he has the surgery will be back to what he was."

Source: ESPN 7/23/2014

Texas Rangers