|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||8/1||NYY 3
|Batted ninth. F7, 1B9. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014|
|Norichika Aoki||KCR||8/1||KCR 1
|Batted lead-off. 2B9, G4, F8, BB. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||8/1||TOR 1
|Batted eighth. F5, F6. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014|
|Gosuke Katoh||NYY||8/1||HAG 2
|Batted seventh. F7, 2B7, Kl, G6.|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||8/1||NYY 3
|Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 4-2. Gave up a home run to Derek Jeter to start the inning. (H, 12). Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||8/1||NYY 3
|Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-3. Picked up a save. (S, 22). Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014, MLB.com Final Out|
|Kyuji Fujikawa||CHC||8/1||IOW 9
|Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Iowa up 7-1. Sponichi 8/2/2014|
New York Mets
The latest on Daisuke Matsuzaka, from MLB.com's Tim Healey:
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw on flat ground from about 60-75 feet at Citi Field on Friday without issue, a first step back from a sore right elbow that has kept him sidelined since July 25.
... The right-hander indicated he will throw from a greater distance Saturday, and if all goes well, a bullpen session sometime next week is likely.
... "When this first came up, I probably could've pitched through the pain," Matsuzaka said. "But having experienced Tommy John, I took the safe route and decided to go on the DL to give it some time, make sure everything was all right. Just going out there today felt a lot better. I think we made the right decision."
Source: MLB.com 8/2/2014
New York Yankees
The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from the LoHud Yankees Blog's Chad Jennings:
Masahiro Tanaka will be reexamined on Monday — three weeks after his injection — but Girardi's not sure if he'll do anything other than go for an exam to check on the state of his elbow ligament. "When we get home we'll see what the doctors say and what the next plan is for him," Girardi said. "But I know he feels much much better."
Source: LoHud Yankees 8/1/2014
MLB Scouts in Japan
- Scouts from the Yankees, Tigers, Giants, Indians, Reds, and Nationals were at Friday's Hiroshima-Yomiuri game at Tokyo Dome. Source: ZakZak 8/2/2014