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[8/24/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Junichi Tazawa, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 10:34 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/23 CWS 3
NYY 5
RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
Batted ninth. G2, 1B4, F8. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/23 TBR 4
TOR 5
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .267
Batted ninth. Kl, Fo5, G6, Ks. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014, Nikkan Sorts 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/23 FRI 4
MRO 3
3B 4 0 0 0 0 0   .264
Batted eighth. F7, G6, G6(DP), G5.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/23 CRD 3
ROM 2
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .230
Batted eighth. G1b, Ks, G5, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/23 CWS 3
NYY 5
101-60 25 6.0 5 2 2 62 6 0 3.94
Started the game. Left after six innings with New York up 5-2. Picked up the win. (W, 9-8). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/23 SEA 7
BOS 3
9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.04
Entered the game in the top of the top of the 8th with Boston down 7-3. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014, Sponichi 8/24/2014

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New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from Newsday's Jordan Lauterbach:

... The righthander ... threw a 35-pitch simulated game, facing Zelous Wheeler and Brendan Ryan.

After the session, Tanaka said his elbow felt fine. He said he was a "little bit rusty" throwing his splitter, but expressed no concern that the pitch won't continue to work as well as it had before the injury once he returns.

... "I thought it was good, for the time off he's had," Rothschild said of Tanaka's stamina. "It wasn't where it was before he got hurt, but I didn't expect it to be. This is another step in a progression, so we'll just keep going with it."

... "The big thing is that he doesn't have pain and that the ball's coming out OK," Girardi said. "The guys were talking about how hard it was to pick up the split and the arm motion. It's a good sign because that means he's not babying it. That's encouraging."

... "Everything looked normal. I think he threw all the pitches that he has," Wheeler said. "It felt like a spring training vibe. But it's live BP. This is totally different from the game. To me, he looked great. We'll see how he feels."

Source: Newsday 8/23/2014

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from ESPN's Calvin Watkins:

... Washington said before Friday's game against the Royals that he wasn't sure when and whether Darvish would have a bullpen outing, which would kick-start Darvish's return from the DL. The Rangers tentatively have Miles Mikolas scheduled to pitch in the first game of a three-game series that begins Monday at Seattle, the first day Darvish is eligible to return.

However, Darvish will remain on the DL when he's eligible to return on Aug. 25, and could miss the entire 10-day road trip that starts Monday in Seattle.

Source: ESPN 8/23/2014

And from the Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley:

... In his weekly show on KESN-FM, 103.3, Washington was asked what would be gained if Darvish returns from the disabled list this season.

... Washington said the benefit would be "the fact that he doesn't quit on his teammates"

"I didn't mean it like that," Washington said. "I tried to answer it and say one word that gets out of context, and all Hell breaks loose.

Source: The Dallas Morning News 8/22/2014

Upcoming Starts

  • Hisashi Iwakuma - August 24 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. MLB.com Preview
  • Tsuyoshi Wada - August 24 against the Orioles at Wrigley Field. MLB.com Preview
  • Hiroki Kuroda - August 28 against the Tigers at Comerica Park. MLB.com Preview

Disabled List

Player Status Injury Notes
Yu Darvish 15-day disabled list (8/13),
retroactive to 8/10
Right elbow inflammation Due back: August 25. ... Not playing catch as of August 19 update. Due back: TBD. ... Not throwing program scheduled as of Aug. 22 update.
Daisuke Matsuzaka 15-day disabled list (7/26),
retroactive to 7/25
Sore right elbow Rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets on August 11. Rehab assignment to Binghamton Mets on August 16. ... Rehab transferred to Class A Short Season on Aug. 21.
Masahiro Tanaka 15-day disabled list (7/9) Partial tear of UCL in right elbow Threw 25-pitch bullpen session Aug. 16; expected to throw bullpen session Aug. 20. Due back: possibly September. ... Threw 35-pitch bullpen session Aug. 20. ... Scheduled to throw living batting practice Aug. 23. ... Threw 35-pitch simulated game to live hitters Aug. 23.

From MLB.com