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[9/16/2014] Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.16, 2014 @ 3:33 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/15 NYY 0
TBR 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283
Batted seventh. F6, G1, 2B9[11], G1. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/15 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 .271
Batted second. BB, 1B5, 1B8, 1B5-R[58], 2B7[20]. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 9th. Made a nice catch in the top of the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/15 TOR 2
BAL 5
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for John Mayberry in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. L9. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/15 SEA 1
LAA 8
70-47 18 3.1 6 7 7 2 4 1 3.42
Started the game. He took the loss. Left in the bottom of the 4th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 5-0. Both runners he left on base came around to score after his departure. (L, 14-8). Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014Sponichi 9/16/2014

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New York Yankees

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

... While the Bombers' faint playoff hopes technically remain alive, Tanaka's simulated game should have a far greater impact the team's future. The Yankees ace threw 65 pitches over five simulated innings at Steinbrenner Field, leaving him in position to start against the Blue Jays next weekend in the Bronx.

... If the 25-year-old can't get through a big league start or two without pain, it could mean surgery. If he comes through without a problem, it would give both the pitcher and his team something positive to take into the off-season.

... Tanaka allowed six hits and struck out four, facing a group of players from the team's instructional league.

... Tanaka said his fastball was clocked as high as 92 mph during the outing. Girardi though Tanaka "turned it up a notch" in the final inning, looking as much like he did during the first half as possible.

Source: NY Daily News 9/16/2014

MLB scouts in Japan

  • Scouts from ten MLB teams -- Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and Texas Rangers -- were at Monday's Yomiuri-Hiroshima game at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sponichi 9/16/2014, Tokyo Sports 9/16/2014

Upcoming Starts

  • Tsuyoshi Wada - September 18 against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. MLB.com Preview
  • Hiroki Kuroda
  • Hisashi Iwakuma

Disabled List

Player Status Injury Notes
Yu Darvish 15-day DL (8/13), retroactive to 8/10; transferred to 60-day DL on 9/7 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. ... May not return in 2014 as of Sept. 3 update. ... Scheduled to be examined by team doctor Sept. 4. ... Examined by team doctor Sept. 4. ... Shut down for season as of Sept. 6 update. ... Transferred to 60-day DL on Sept. 7.
Masahiro Tanaka 15-day DL (7/9); trasferred to 60-day DL on 9/2 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. ... Threw three-inning simulated game Aug. 28; shut down as of Aug. 29 update. ... Expected to resume throwing program week of Sept. 1. ... Scheduled to resume throw bullpen session week of Sept. 1. ... Transferred to 60-day DL on Sept. 2. ... Scheduled to throw bullpen session Sept. 6. ... Threw 45-pitch simulated game Sept. 9. ... Scheduled to throw in instructional league game Sept. 15. ... Threw 65 pitches in instructional league game Sept. 15.

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