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[8/28/2014] Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 5:35 pm, under MLB


Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/27 NYY 8
RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Entered the game as a defensive replacement for Carlos Beltran in right in the bottom of the 7th. 1B2. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/27 MIN 1
RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .264
Batted lead-off. 1B3, G4, F6, 1B7 one RBI[32]-R[55]. Was replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/27 BOS 2
2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .275
Batted ninth. Kl, G6, SH1. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/27 MRO 2
2B 3 0 1 0 0 0   .264
Batted eighth. L4, F9, 1B7.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/27 CAP 0
2B 3 1 1 0 1 2   .228
Batted seventh. Ks, Kl, BB-SB[19] (second base)-R[57], 1B9.


Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/27 BOS 2
19-10 6 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 1 3.05
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on second and third, no out, and Boston up 2-1. Allowed both inherited runners to score on the third pitch he threw to the first batter he faced (Danny Valencia). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/27 CHC 5
15-10 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.42
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Chicago down 6-2. (HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Toru Murata CLE 8/27 COL 9
97-59 26 5.0 8 4 4 3 3 1 5.64
Started the game. Left after five innings with Columbus up 8-4. Got the win. (W, 4-3). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014


New York Mets

The latest on Daisuke Matsuzaka:

RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (sore right elbow) isn't expected to make another rehab start but may remain in limbo for the foreseeable future. Matsuzaka was tentatively scheduled to make a final rehab start for short-season Class A Brooklyn on Thursday, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Matsuzaka threw a long bullpen Monday that takes him out of consideration for a Thursday start. That Matsuzaka threw extensively Monday would indicate he is a backup plan to start Saturday, when RHP Bartolo Colon is scheduled to start. But Colon has cleared revocable waivers and is a candidate to be dealt this week. Matsuzaka is 3-3 with a 3.87 ERA and one save in 28 games (nine starts) for the Mets this season.

Source: Reuters 8/27/2014

New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

Masahiro Tanaka will throw three innings and 45 pitches to a couple of his own teammates on the field at Comerica Park on Thursday morning before the series finale between the Yankees and Tigers.

... But if all goes well, Tanaka will be back pitching for the Yankees in a couple of weeks. And if all goes really well, the date of his return could very well be Sept. 12, when the Yankees play a doubleheader against the Orioles in Baltimore, necessitated by a rainout on Aug. 12.

... Since the minor league season ends on Sept. 1, the Yankees will not have the option of sending Tanaka out on a minor league rehab assignment the way they did with Michael Pineda. He is likely to stay with the team -- the Yankees return home for 11 days after Sunday's game in Toronto -- and throw to teammates three or four times in total before the Yankees determine he is ready to go.

Source: ESPN 8/27/2014

Upcoming Starts

  • Hiroki Kuroda - August 28 against the Tigers at Comerica Park. MLB.com Preview
  • Tsuyoshi Wada - August 30 against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium (Game 2). MLB.com Preview
  • Hisashi Iwakuma - August 31 against the Nationals at Safeco Field. 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. ... May not return in 2014 as of Aug. 25 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. ... Expected to throw next simulated game Aug. 28.

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