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[7/30/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.30, 2014 @ 6:08 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 7/29 MIN 2
KCR 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265
Batted lead-off. G3, G1b, 1B7-SB[9] (second base), F8. Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/29 TOR 4
BOS 2
3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
Batted seventh. G3, SH1, 1B8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/29 MRO 2
FRI 6
DH 0 0 0 0 0 0   .271
Batted sixth. HBP. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the top of the 2nd. He was hit on the earflap of his helmet.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/29 SEA 5
CLE 2
99-68 27 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 3.06
Started the game. Left after seven innings with Seattle up 5-2. Got the win. (W, 9-5). Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, NikkanSports 7/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014, MLB.com Highlights ... Topped the 2,000 NPB (1,541.0) + MLB (462.2) innings pitched milestone during the game.
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/29 TOR 4
BOS 2
17-14 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.21
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 3-1. Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014, Sponichi 7/30/2014
Toru Murata CLE 7/29 BOW 5
AKR 1
86-52 24 6.0 3 2 2 3 3 0 4.61
Started the game. Left after six innings with Akron down 2-1. Took the loss. (L, 5-4).

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New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka helped drive ticket sales when he was healthy.  From the Wall Street Journal's Brian Costa:

... For the nine home games started by Tanaka this season, the number of Yankees tickets sold on StubHub, the popular online marketplace, was 73% higher than for all other Yankees home games, according to data provided by Stubhub. That is the largest sales bump for any pitcher's home starts this season.

Source: Wall Street Journal 7/29/2014

General

  • Through July 28th, thirty-three Japanese pitchers combined to go 700-678 (only includes Japenese pitchers with NPB experience that recorded at least one MLB win). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2014

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