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[8/4/2014] Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.04, 2014 @ 6:01 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/3 KCR 4
OAK 2
DH 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .265
Batted lead-off. L8, Ks, 1B7 one RBI[19]-R[42], L9(DP), L7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/3 TOR 1
HOU 6
3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Batted seventh. G4, G3, Ks. Made a nice play at third in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/3 COR 3
MRO 6
DH 3 0 0 1 0 1   .266
Batted fifth. F9, K (foul tip), G6, SF9 one RBI[25].
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/3 HAG 1
CRD 8
DH 4 0 0 0 0 2   .229
Batted seventh. Ks, Ks, G4, F7.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 8/3 TEX 3
CLE 4
101-70 28 7.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 2.82
Started the game. Left after seven full with Texas up 3-1. Did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/3 SEA 0
BAL 1
109-73 29 7.2 5 1 1 2 7 1 2.94
Started the game. Gave up a solo home run to Nick Markakis to start the bottom of the 1st inning. Left in the 8th with runners on first and second, two out, and Seattle down 1-0. Took the loss. (L, 9-6). Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
13-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.27
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Boston down 8-7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
12-9 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.42
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 8-7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Toru Murata CLE 8/3 COL 9
PAW 4
104-64 28 6.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 4.93
Started the game. Left in the 7th with a runner on first, one out, and Columbus up 9-2. Got the win. (W, 2-2). Sponichi 8/4/2014

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New York Yankees

The lastest on Masahiro Tanaka, from the Daily News' Roger Rubin:

... Monday, Tanaka can take his first small step to get back from the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. His condition will be assessed by team medical staff in New York and he could be cleared to begin throwing again.

... Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when elbow pain led to the examination and diagnosis of the tear. Three weeks ago, he had a platelet-rich plasma injection and Joe Girardi said in recent days he has felt better. If he is cleared to throw, Tanaka could play catch the same day.

Source: New York Daily News 8/4/2014

And from ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

... According to a source in the Yankees clubhouse, it has already been decided that Tanaka will play catch on the field at Yankee Stadium.

"He'll definitely throw," the source said. "He's already told the doctors that he feels better."

... Even if Tanaka's game of catch goes well, Girardi said it was unlikely the Yankees would get him back before September, as previously noted by general manager Brian Cashman.  Assuming Tanaka is well enough to begin rehabbing, Girardi said he would probably need less than a full six-week spring training before returning to action.

"I'm not exactly sure how we would do that," Girardi said. "It's not starting all over because he's been built up. But it'll be probably [throwing] 60 feet, and then 60 and 90, and 90 and 120, then flat ground and bullpen and probably a rehab game."

Source: ESPN via ABC News 8/4/2014

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