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[5/27/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on May.27, 2015 @ 10:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/26 MIA 1
PIT 5
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Andre Rienzo in the top of the 7th. Replaced by Steve Cishek in the bottom of the 7th. Results: G2. Nikkan Sports 5/27/2015, Sponichi 5/27/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/26 SFG 6
MIL 3
LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 .320
Batted lead-off. Results: G4, 1B9, 1B8, F9, 1B8-CS[4]. Nikkan Sports 5/27/2015, Sponichi 5/27/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/26 IND 10
BUF 5
2B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .213
Batted eighth. Results: L7, L7, G6, Ks. Daily Sports 5/27/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/27/2015.

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[5/26/2015] Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada, Munenori Kawasaki

by on May.26, 2015 @ 7:55 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/25 MIA 2
PIT 4
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for David Phelps in the top of the 7th. Replaced by pitcher Vin Mazzaro in the bottom of the 7th. Results: G5. Nikkan Sports 5/26/2015, Sponichi 5/26/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/25 SFG 8
MIL 4
LF 4 2 4 2 1 0 0 .312
Batted lead-off. Results: 1B8, HR8/9[2] one RBI[14] R[19], BB, 1B8 one RBI[15]-SB[11]-R[20], 1B6. Nikkan Sports 5/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/26/2015, Sponichi 5/26/2015. MLB.tv highlight.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/25 IND 8
BUF 4
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1   .224
Batted eighth. Results: 1B8, L6, Ks, G4.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 5/25 WSH 2
CHC 1
83-51 22 5.1 4 1 1 2 6 1 2.70
Started the game. Left with one out and none on in the top of the 6th with the score tied at one. Did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 5/26/2015, Sponichi 5/26/2015, Sponichi 5/26/2015. MLB.tv highlight.

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[5/25/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara

by on May.25, 2015 @ 8:31 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/24 BAL 2
MIA 5
PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Sam Dyson in the bottom of the 8th. Replaced by pitcher A. J. Ramos in the top of the 9th. Results: 1B8. Tied Mel Ott for 41st on the all-time list with his 2,876th career hit. Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/25/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/24 SFG 2
COL 11
LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .295
Batted lead-off. Results: 1B8, L6, BB, 2B7[7]-R[18]. Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/25/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/24 SEA 2
TOR 8
2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200
Batted ninth. Results: BB, G4, 1B9. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/24 CRD 3
CAP 2
2B 3 0 0 0 0 0   .161
Batted eighth. Results: F7, E6f, L5, SH:E1t.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/24 LAA 1
BOS 6
14-9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.80
Entered tha game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 6-1. Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/25/2015.

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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione and Kyoto Flora [May 22,23,24]

by on May.25, 2015 @ 4:22 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Victoria Series between Hyogo Dione and Kyoto Flora and a Challenge Match between Saitama Astraia and Tohoku Reia.

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May 22 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 9 1
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 0

W: Yuki Izumi (5 G, 2-1)
Sv: Shiho Murata (9 G, 1-1, 2 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (8 G, 5-1)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Terabe = 3-for-4: F3, 1B9, 2B7/8 (one RBI), 2B9 (one RBI). Drove in go ahead run in the 8th and recorded three hits and two RBI.

Time: 2:14
Attendance: 555

Box Score, Highlights

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May 23 - Fushimi Momoyama Sports Park Baseball Field - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 0
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 0

W: --
L: --

Hero Interview
N/A

Time: 2:41
Attendance: 431

Box Score, Highlight

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May 24 - Fushimi Momoyama Sports Park Baseball Field - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 5 2
Kyoto Flora 2 0 3 3 2 0 X 10 12 1

W: Minami Yano (10 G, 3-3)
L: Mika Miyahara (5 G, 1-1)

Hero Interview
Iori Miura = 1-for-2: 3B8/9 (one RBI), BB, BB, F7. Drove in the first run of the game with a triple.
Akane Nakamura = 1-for-3: F8, SH1 (one RBI), 2B9 (two RBI), F7. Recorded three RBI.

Time: 1:55
Attendance: 440

Box Score, Highlight

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Challenge Match

May 23 - Kashimadai Chuo Baseball Field - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saitama Astraia 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 1
Tohoku Reia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0

W: Yukari Isozaki (2 G, 1-0)
Sv: Miri Iwaya (1 G, 0-1)
L: Meguna Furuya (1 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Yukari Isozaki = 6.0 IP, 77 NP, 22 BF, 4 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1 R.
Yui Oyama = 3-for-4: 2B9 (one RBI)-CS, F8, 1B9, 2B8.

Time: 1:47
Attendance: 1,260

Box Score

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[5/24/2015] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara

by on May.24, 2015 @ 6:45 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/23 BAL 0
MIA 1
PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .290
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Dan Haren in the bottom of the 6th. Replaced by pitcher Sam Dyson in the top of the 7th. Results: Ks. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/23
Gm 2
SFG 3
COL 5
LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .288
Batted lead-off. Results: G6, G3, 1B9 (overturned, play at home called an out)-RBI[13], L7. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/23 SEA 3
TOR 2
2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Entered the game as a defensive replacement at second base. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/23 CRD 5
CAP 4
2B 4 0 2 1 0 1   .165
Batted seventh. Results: F8, Ks, 1B8-RBI[9], 1B8.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 5/23 LAA 3
BOS 8
18-13 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.80
Entered tha game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 6-2. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015,
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/23 LAA 3
BOS 8
18-9 5 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.93
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 8-3. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015,

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[5/23/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on May.23, 2015 @ 5:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/22 BAL 8
MIA 5
LF 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .292
Batted seventh. Results: 1B7-R[13], BB, Kl, FC, 1B1. He recorded his 2,874th hit in the 2nd inning and passed Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/22 SFG 11
COL 8
LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .289
Batted lead-off. Results: F7, F8, G4, BB-R[17], G3. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/22 SEA 4
TOR 3
2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Batted ninth. Results: G6, Ks, G6(DP). Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.

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[5/22/2015] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Masahiro Tanaka

by on May.22, 2015 @ 10:52 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/21 LAD 0
SFG 4
LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .297
Batted lead-off. Results: 1B7, 1B1/5, BB, G4. Sponichi 5/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki BUF 5/21 BUF 9
TOL 5
2B 3 1 0 0 1 0   .222
Batted ninth. Results: G4, G4, F7, BB-R[7]. Sponichi 5/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/21 CRD 0
CAP 8
2B 3 0 0 0 0 2   .154
Batted eighth. Results: Ks, F7, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 5/21 GWI 6
COL 1
82-54 26 6.0 6 4 3 1 2 1 2.85
Started the game. Left after six full inning with Columbus down 4-0. Took the loss (2-1). Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka SWB 5/21 DUB 3
SWB 4
41-25 11 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Started the game. Left after three full innings with the score tied at zero. Sponichi 5/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015. 1st: F8, 2B9, F8, L6. 2nd: G4, F4, L4. 3rd: Ks, Ks, 1B7, F9.

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[5/21/2015] Junichi Tazawa, Tsuyoshi Wada, Munenori Kawasaki

by on May.21, 2015 @ 7:20 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki BUF 5/20 BUF 5
COL 2
2B 2 0 0 1 2 0   .232
Batted eighth. Results: Fo7, BB-SB[4], F7, BB. Sponichi 5/21/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/20 CRD 2
ROM 1
2B 4 0 0 0 0 3   .158
Batted seventh. Results: Ks, Ks, G4(DP), Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 5/20 TEX 2
BOS 1
7-6 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.42
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with runners on first and second, one out, and Boston down 2-1. Sponichi 5/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 5/20 CHC 3
SDP 2
69-45 19 4.2 4 2 2 1 9 1 3.86
Started the game. Left with runners on first and second, two out, and Chicago up 3-2. Did not factor into the decision. Sponichi 5/21/2015, Sponichi 5/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2015.

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[5/20/2015] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara

by on May.21, 2015 @ 3:22 am, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/19 ARI 4
MIA 2
CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .284
Entered the game in the top of the 7th as a defensive replacement in center and remained in the game. Results: Ks. Sponichi 5/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/19 LAD 0
SFG 2
LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Batted lead-off. Results: F7, G4, 1B7, G3. Sponichi 5/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/19 CRD 0
ROM 2
DH 3 0 1 0 0 0   .164
Batted eighth. Results: G6, G4, 1B9-SB[7]-SB[8].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 5/19 TEX 3
BOS 4
15-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.47
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 4-2. He picked up a hold (8). Sponichi 5/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/19 TEX 3
BOS 4
16-12 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.08
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. He recorded a save (10). Sponichi 5/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2015. MLB.tv highlight.

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[5/19/2015] Kyuji Fujikawa News and Notes

by on May.20, 2015 @ 12:14 am, under MLB, NPB
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A number of NPB teams could be interested in Kyuji Fujikawa, if he becomes available. Among teams that could be interested: Hanshin, Orix, Rakuten.

The Hanshin Tigers have been keeping an eye on him since he left for the Majors. They have Seung-Hwan Oh, so Fujikawa would be used in another role. Middle relief and set-up man are possibilities. The Tigers also feel he might be able start. They have three spots left on the seventy-man roster.

  • Shinya Sakai: "We can't really do much unless they come to us. That's when things will start moving."
  • Someone connected to the team: "He did a lot for us so we are interested in having him play for use again. There is a question about the kind of pitching he's done over the last couple years, but it's something we would like to think about."
  • Someone connected to the team: "If he is open to playing in Japan, then I think we'll probably submit an offer."

The Orix Buffaloes have just one opening on their seventy-man roster. They will have to decide which is more important, a pitcher or position player.

  • Ryuzo Setoyama: "We will be looking into him." ... "We do have one opening on the seventy-man roster. He is a good player, so we'll look into him, but I'm guessing it won't happen."
  • Someone connected to the team: "We will think about it. Whether we actually pursue him is another story, but we will look into him."
  • Someone connected to the team: "We only have one spot left on the seventy-man roster. We have to think about the balance between pitchers and position players."

The Rakuten Eagles need a little more information before they can make a decision. They already have Yuki Matsui so he would not be a priority. The Eagles have two spots available on their seventy-man roster.

  • Hiroshi Abei: "We first need to see what kind of shape he's in." ... "We don't know anything about his contract and we don't know what kind of situation he's in. ... We'll take a thorough look and if there are no problems, we might see how he stacks up against other foreign candidates."
  • Yozo Tachibana: "We have not had a chance to discuss this yet." ... "If he is planning to come back to Japan and is healthy, then it is something we need to talk about. I'll be talking to [Senichi] Hoshino tonight."
  • Senichi Hoshino: "I probably shouldn't talk too much about this."

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Sponichi 5/19/2015, Sponichi 5/19/2015, Daily Sports 5/19/2015, Daily Sports 5/19/2015, Sanspo 5/19/2015

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Sanspo has posted the following interaction with Fujikawa:

How are you feeling right now?

It's part of the game, so it can't be helped. When I was on the disabled list, they asked if I could pitch a little more in the minors, but I didn't want any part of that, so this doesn't come as a big shock to me.

You were taken off the forty-man roster. What are your plans now?

I value my time with my family. That's the most important thing right now. Whatever will make me and my family the happiest. Even in looking back at my career with Hanshin, I put in a lot of time and missed out on a lot. The rest is talking things over with my agent.

There's the waiver wire and the chance of getting traded, but that aside, if you were to become a free agent, would you consider returning to Japan?

I'm not really thinking about that right now. I need to draw a line somewhere. I take my work seriously, so I'm not about to hurry back to Japan just because things didn't work out in America. Of course, I can throw. I'm not worried about my elbow. But it's about demand. It means nothing if there's no interest.

The Tigers were looking into you last off-season. The owner spoke about you as a Tiger treasure.

I am grateful that they considered me a large part of their organization. Regardless of whether or not I play, I am grateful for that. The owner understood me and I am grateful for that.

He also said: "[Japan is] an option. It's something that could happen if there's interest, but if there's no interest, then I'll think about retirement too. If I drag this out too long, then I might miss my time to quit. Living my life is really important."

Source: Sanspo 5/19/2015, Sanspo 5/19/2015