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[8/29/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 3:59 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/28 NYY 2
DET 3
PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .288
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Zelous Wheeler in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as a the right fielder. Ks. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/28 MIN 11
KCR 5
RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .264
Batted lead-off. 1B6, G4, F8, BB. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/28 MRO 1
SAN 2
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0   .264
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for D'Arby Myers in the top of the 9th.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/28 CAP 0
CRD 10
2B 3 1 0 1 1 1   .227
Batted seventh. F8, G4, BB-R[58], SF8 one RBI[37], Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/28 NYY 2
DET 3
91-58 26 7.0 4 2 2 1 4 0 3.88
Started the game. Left after seven innings with the game tied at two. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014, MLB.com Highlight
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 8/28 ATL 6
NYM 1
20-14 6 0.2 4 3 3 0 0 1 4.20
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with New York down 3-1. Gave up three runs on a two-homer to Ryan Doumit and an RBI single to Emilio Bonifacio. Left with a runner on first, two out, and New York down 6-1. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/28 CHC 2
CIN 7
22-16 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.23
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Chicago down 7-0. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014, Sponichi 8/29/2014

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New York Yankees

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

... The Yankees ace threw 49 pitches during a three-inning simulated game on Thursday morning at Comerica Park, reporting no problem with his injured right elbow.

"The rust is still there, so I still have some work to do to get back to game-ready," Tanaka said through an interpreter. The pitcher added that he is "worry-free" about his elbow.

Brendan Ryan stood in for every at-bat, switching between the right and left sides. Tanaka threw all of his pitches, including several splitters.

... "We'll see how he feels tomorrow and evaluate what the next step is, but it's a step in the right direction," Girardi said. "He didn't stay away from any pitches, which is positive. He threw his slider, his split, his curveball, both fastballs. We'll continue to develop the arm strength, and hopefully it works."

Source: NY Daily News 8/28/2014

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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. ... Not throwing program scheduled as of Aug. 22 update. ... May not return in 2014 as of Aug. 25 update. ... Has not resumed throwing as of Aug. 28 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. ... Activated from 15-day disabled list on August 28.
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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