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[8/12/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Aug.12, 2014 @ 6:50 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/11 OAK 2
KCR 3
PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the 7th. R[48]. Remained in the game as the designated hitter. Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Sponichi 8/12/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/11 TOR 1
SEA 11
SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
Batted lead-off. G1, G4, Ks reaches on passed ball, L5. Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Sponichi 8/12/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/11 HIC 2
CRD 5
2B 3 2 1 0 1 0   .233
Batted seventh. BB-R[47], 1B3-R[48], F9, G5.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 8/11 BRA 5
SLU 4
  11 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Started the game. Left after three innings with St. Lucie up 4-0. First rehab game (right elbow). Sponichi 8/12/2014

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New York Mets

The latest on Daisuke Matsuzaka, from ESPN's Adam Rubin:

... "It's been a while since I've pitched in a game, so my focus was on how I prepared and how I went in to the game," Matsuzaka told TCPalm.com through an interpreter. "I was able to do that pretty well. Everything went smoothly. I'd give it a 10."

Terry Collins said Matsuzaka will make one or two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.

Source: ESPN 8/11/2014

New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from the NY Daily News' Mark Feinsand, Wayne Coffey:

... Tanaka made 50 throws at 90 feet on Monday, reporting no problems. He will extend that distance to 120 feet on Tuesday.

"So far so good," Joe Girardi said. "He's not throwing pitches, but he's at 90 feet and he let it go a little bit today."

Girardi said the next step after 120 feet will be for Tanaka to throw pitches on flat ground, then eventually move to a mound. There is no date for that, though the Yankees have said they don't expect him to be ready before September.

Source: New York Daily News 8/12/2014

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