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[4/20/2014] Norichika Aoki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 1:48 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/19 NYY 1
TBR 16
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/19 MIN 4
KCR 5
RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .276
Batted lead-off. 1B8, L7, 1B7-RBI[3]-SB[3] (third base)-R[9], G6, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 4/19 ROM 3
CRD 2
2B 3 0 0 0 0 2   .154
ROM 4
CRD 8
2B 2 0 0 0 1 1   .146
Gm 1: batted eighth. Ks, F7, Ks. ... Gm 2: batted seventh. E5t, BB, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 4/19 ATL 7
NYM 5
18-12 6 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 9.00
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with New York down 3-1. (WP, 1). First relief appearance since May 4, 2011. Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/19 BAL 2
BOS 4
11-8 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and the score tied at two. Recorded the win (W, 1-0). Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/19 BAL 2
BOS 4
19-12 4 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. Picked up the save (S, 4). Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/19 TOL 7
COL 6
51-37 16 3.2 5 3 3 0 2 2 9.00
Started the game. Left in the top of the 4th with a runner on first, two out, and the game tied at three.

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Victoria Series Western Division: West Flora, South Dione split series

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 1:51 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Friday and Saturday. The games were split.

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April 18 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 6 0 0 3 1 0 10 14 0
South Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 3

W: Minami Yano (2 G, 2-0)
Sv: Mika Konishi (2 G, 0-0, 2 Sv)
L: Kaori Akiyama (2 G, 0-2)

Time: 2:03
Attendance: 752

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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April 19 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 8 1
West Flora 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (3 G, 1-0)
SV: Shiho Murata (2 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (2 G, 1-1)

Time: 1:58
Attendance: 846

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 East Astraia 2 0 2 0 .000 2

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 -
2 South Dione 4 1 3 0 .250 2

[4/19/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 4:20 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/18 NYY 5
TBR 11
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .355
Batted ninth. 1B5b (challenged, overturned from force), E6c, G5, G1. Made a nice catch in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014,
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/18 MIN 0
KCR 5
RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .264
Batted lead-off. Ks, 1B5-R[7], G4, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/18 TOR 3
CLE 2
2B 5 0 1 1 1 1 3 .250
Batted second. F8, Ks, SH1, 1B8-RBI[1], BB. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/18 RRE 2
OMA 3
2B 3 0 0 0 1 1   .366
Batted lead-off. Ks, BB-SB[3] (third base), F5, G6(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 4/18 NYY 5
TBR 11
99-58 24 5.2 7 3 3 2 2 0 4.07
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 4/18 NOZ 1
IOW 0
101-69 28 8.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 0.84
Started the game. Took the loss (L, 2-1). Sponichi 4/19/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/18 LHV 5
SWB 2
24-17 8 1.0 3 3 3 0 2 0 6.75
Entered the game in the top of the 11th with the score tied at two. Took the loss (L, 0-1). (HBP, 2). Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

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[4/18/2014] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 3:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/17 NYY 10
TBR 2
LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .370
Batted ninth. G3, G1, G6, Kl. Moved from left to right in the bottom of the 8th. Made a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/17 KCR 5
HOU 1
RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .265
Batted lead-off. 2B9[3]-R[6], G5, 1B4-SB[2] (second base)-R[7], G6. Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/17 TOR 0
MIN 7
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .222
Gm 1: Batted second. Kl, G4, E6f, Kl. Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/17 FRE 7
SRC 3
3B 3 0 0 0 1 1   .143
Batted seventh. Ks, G6(DP), BB, G5(DP). Sponichi 4/18/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/17 RRE 1
OMA 14
2B 4 0 2 0 1 2   .395
Batted lead-off. Ks, 1B9, 1B5, Ks, BB. Committed a throwing error[2] in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 4/17 BOS 3
CWS 1
13-9 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 3-1. Picked up a save. (S, 3). Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014

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[4/17/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 4:09 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/16 CHC 0
NYY 3
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .421
CHC 0
NYY 2
RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .435
Gm 1: Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the top of the 9th. Made a nice leaping catch in the top of the 9th. Gm 2: Batted sixth. 1B8, K (foul tip), F6, 1B8. Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/16 KCR 6
HOU 4
PH-RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .244
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Danny Valencia in the top of the 8th. Took over in right in the bottom of the 8th. BB-CS[2] (second base), Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014Sponichi 4/17/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/16 RRE 8
OMA 2
DH 2 1 1 0 2 0   .382
Batted ninth. 1B9, F9, BB-CS[1] (second base), BB-R[12]. Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish BOS 4/16 SEA 2
TEX 3
107-66 30 7.0 7 2 2 2 8 0 0.82
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Cut on thumb. Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, MLB.com Highlight
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/16 CHC 0
NYY 3
107-76 27 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 2.05
Started the game. Recorded the victory (W, 2-0). Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, Post-game Press Conference, MLB.com Highlight
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/16 BOS 6
CWS 4
6-4 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with none on, one out, and Boston down 3-2. Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/16 SWB 2
BUF 8
39-25 8 1.2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 3rd with a runner on third, one out, and Scranton down 5-0. (HBP, 1). Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

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[4/16/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:45 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/15 KCR 4
HOU 2
RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Batted lead-off. G6, BB, 1B7-R[5], G1, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/15 TOR 9
MIN 3
2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .400
Batted second. G2b-BAT INT, Fo5, 2B7[1]-R[1], 1B8, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/15 FRE 4
SRC 7
3B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .156
Batted seventh. Ks, F8, HBP, F8, Ks. Daily Sports 4/16/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/15 RRE 0
OMA 6
2B 3 0 1 0 0 1   .375
Batted ninth. 1B9, Ks, G3. Daily Sports 4/16/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/15 BOX 1
CWS 2
19-13 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with game tied at one. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014

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[4/15/2014] Koji Uehara, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 6:53 pm, under MLB
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Boston Red Sox

The latest on Koji Uehara, from WEEI's Alex Speier:

The Red Sox, who faced concerns about the possibility of losing a pair of critical roster members in closer Koji Uehara (shoulder stiffness) and second baseman Dustin Pedroia (left wrist soreness), received positive news in the examinations of both players at Mass. General Hospital on Monday (an off-day for the Red Sox). Neither player was diagnosed with structural damage, and so both will avoid a stint on the disabled list. They're being described as day-to-day entering the series against the White Sox.

... Koji Uehara underwent an MRI today at MGH that revealed no structural damage in his right shoulder. He will rejoin the club in Chicago tomorrow, and his status is day-to-day.

Source: WEEI 4/14/2014

Chicago Cubs

Tsuyoshi Wada was named the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher of the Week.  From MiLB.com

Jon Singleton of the Oklahoma City RedHawks and Tsuyoshi Wada of the Iowa Cubs have been named Pacific Coast League Player and Pitcher of the Week for the extended opening week of April 3rd-13th, the league office announced today.

... Tsuyoshi Wada has been dominant on the mound in two starts this season, earning wins against the Nashville Sounds and Memphis Redbirds. In his April 12th outing at Memphis, he held the Redbirds, who were at the time the highest-scoring team in the league, scoreless for 6.2 innings while punching out ten batters. Wada's 18 strikeouts this season are tied for the second-most in the PCL. In 13.1 innings pitched this year, the left-hander has yielded seven hits, one run, and one walk for a 0.60 WHIP.

Wada's 0.68 ERA and .149 average against are each second-best in the PCL. After playing nine seasons in Japan, he was signed by the Baltimore Orioles on Dec. 14, 2011. Wada underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012, and then signed with the Chicago Cubs on Jan. 24th, 2014. The Pitcher of the Week selection is the first of his three-year minor league career.

Source: MiLB 4/14/2014

[4/14/2014] Nihon Monitor: Pro Yakyu topped TV news charts for sports in 2013

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under Other

Nihon Monitor released a report on Monday breaking down media news coverage for sporting events in 2013.  Pro Yakyu topped their chart for the first time in four years.

Top Five Sporting Events

Sport 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pro Yakyu 694:30:00 521:20:46 632:12:21 450:30:41 649:00:12
Soccer/Futsal 274:14:47 604:05:03 637:44:21 547:35:12 403:04:58
Figure Skating 67:11:38 216:07:24 88:33:52 66:55:58 121:58:41
MLB 312:52:52 100:34:40 61:37:24 180:59:04 110:33:25
Judo 16:10:39 28:58:30 23:02:35 62:07:58 85:37:52

Top Five Athletes

Name Time 2012 2013
Yu Darvish 76:38 Masahiro Tanaka 109:26
Homare Sawa 59:43 Mao Asada 63:11
Shinji Kagawa 53:17 Shinji Kagawa 57:56
Ichiro Suzuki 52:32 Shohei Otani 44:15
Keisuke Honda 42:35 Keisuke Honda 44:11

 Source: official announcement

[4/14/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 5:52 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/13 BOS 2
NYY 3
PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .421
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Francisco Cervelli in the bottom of the 4th. Remained in the game and took over in right in the top of the 5th. G4. Made a nice leaping catch in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014, Sponichi 4/14/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/13 KCR 3
MIN 4
RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .250
Batted lead-off. G1, FC5, G6, SH1-RBI[2]. Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014, Sponichi 4/14/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/13 PAW 7
BUF 5
SS 4 0 0 0 1 0   .240
Batted ninth. G4, E1f, G4, BB, G6. Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/13 SLC 0
SRC 3
3B 3 1 1 0 0 1   .179
Batted seventh. 2B8[2]-R[3], Ks, F8. Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014

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[4/13/2014] Women’s Samurai Japan plays three practice games over the weekend

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 7:55 pm, under Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball

The Women's Samurai Japan team played three practice games against a Kanto mixed team this weekend.  The games were free to the public and took place at Gyoda Sogo Park Baseball Field in Saitama.

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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Samurai Japan 3 1 0 6 0 1 1 12
All Kanto 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 7

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Samurai Japan 0 0 4 0 7 2 1 14
All Kanto 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 8

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R
Samurai Japan 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 5 11
All Kanto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Scores taken from Kanto Women's Baseball Federation.

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Those interested can watch the games over at Ustream.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Game 2: part 1 (field prep), 2 (game), 3 (game)
  • Game 3
  • Post Game Interviews: 1, 2