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[4/24/2014] Koji Uehara, Norichika Aoki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Apr.24, 2014 @ 8:30 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/23 KCR 3
CLE 5
RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Batted lead-off. G6, Kl, 1B7, G5f, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014, Sponichi 4/24/2014, Sponichi 4/24/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/23 BUF 0
SWB 5
SS 3 0 0 0 0 0   .206
Batted ninth. G3, G1f-PO, G4. Committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 1st. Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 4/23 STL 2
NYM 3
4-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on second, two out, and New York up 3-1. Recorded a hold (H, 1). Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014, Sponichi 4/24/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/23 NYY 1
BOS 5
14-12 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 5-1. Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014, Sponichi 4/24/2014

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[4/23/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 4:50 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
RF 4 0 2 0 1 1 3 .371
Batted eighth. 1B8, BB, Ks, 2B7[2], G4. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/22 KCR 8
CLE 2
RF 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 .271
Batted lead-off. BB, Kl, Ks, BB-CS[3] (second base), 1B8. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/22 BUF 5
SWB 6
SS 3 0 1 1 0 0   .226
Batted eighth. L7, E3t, SF8 RBI[2]-1B5b. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/22 RRE 3
IOW 10
2B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .306
Batted lead-off. L7, Ks, G4, F8. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 4/22 CRD 5
LWD 7
DH 4 0 1 0 0 2   .149
Batted seventh. F7, Ks, Ks, 1B9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
105-73 28 7.1 7 2 2 0 7 2 2.15
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 8th with one out, none on, and New York up 9-2. Recorded the win (W, 3-0). His thirty-five strikeouts through four career starts is most for a Yankee pitcher and tied for third-most in the Majors over the past 100 years. MLB.com Highlight, MLB.com Post-Game Interviews, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014, Sponichi 4/23/2014, ZakZak 4/23/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/22 NYY 9
BOS 3
13-11 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 9-2. Has not allowed a run in eleven straight appearances from the start of the season. Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014

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[4/22/2014] Yu Darvish, Norichika Aoki

by on Apr.22, 2014 @ 4:44 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/21 KCR 3
CLE 4
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .269
Batted lead-off. L7, L8, G5, Ks. Made a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 6th. Sponichi 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/21 BUF 3
PAW 4
SS 3 0 0 0 0 1   .214
Batted ninth. F8, Ks, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/21 RRE 1
IOW 5
2B 2 0 0 0 1 0   .333
Batted ninth. BB, F7, G1b. Sanspo 4/22/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 4/21 CRD 4
LWD 1
2B 2 1 0 0 2 1   .140
Batted seventh. G3, BB-CS[2] (second base), Ks, BB-R[7].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 4/21 TEX 4
OAK 3
116-67 29 6.0 8 3 3 4 6 1 1.61
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Sponichi 4/22/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/21 LHV 4
SWB 2
15-10 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Scranton down 4-2. Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

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[4/21/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Apr.21, 2014 @ 3:52 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/20 NYY 5
TBR 1
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Derek Jeter in the top of the 11th. Caught stealing (challenged, overturned; fourth time involving Ichiro: April 4, April 6, April 18, April 20). Removed from the game in the bottom of the 11th. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/20 MIN 8
KCR 3
RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286
Batted lead-off. G3, F8, F9, 1B7, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/20 SRC 0
TAC 1
3B 3 0 0 0 0 1   .132
SRC 8
TAC 3
DH 1 0 0 1 1 0   .128
Gm1 - Batted seventh. G1, Ks, G5. Gm 2 - Batted seventh. F8, BB-RBI[4]. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 4th. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/20 RRE 6
IOW 0
2B 2 1 0 1 2 1   .349
Batted ninth. BB, G3(DP), BB-R[13], Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 4/20 ATL 3
NYM 4
44-26 10 3.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2.25
Entered the game in the 11th with the score tied at three. Picked up his 2,000 NPB (1,355) + MLB (645) strikeout in the 11th. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/20 BAL 5
BOS 6
1-1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with a runner on first, one out, and the score tied at five. Nikkan Sports 4/21/2014

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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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[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