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[4/7/2014] Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Apr.07, 2014 @ 7:13 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/6 NYY 6
TOR 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .462
Batted eighth. Ks, Ks, 1B9-SB[1] (2nd base) [challenged, call stood], Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/6 BUF 8
ROC 6
SS 6 0 2 1 0 1   .200
Batted ninth. Kl, 2B9[1] RBI[1], G1, 1B8, F6, G3(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/6 SRC 9
SLC 6
2B 4 2 3 1 1 0   .364
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (2nd base)-R, 2B7[1] RBI[1], 1B8, 1B9-R, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/6 ORH 9
RRE 1
2B 2 0 0 0 1 0   .333
Batted ninth. L7, BB-SB[1] (2nd base), F8. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 4/6 TEX 3
TBR 0
89-65 29 7.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 1-0). WP. Became fastest starting pitcher to record 500 strikeouts. Victory was the thirtieth of his MLB career. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/6 SWB 5
SYR 0
8-6 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, one out, and Scranton up 5-0. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

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[4/6/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Apr.06, 2014 @ 6:43 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/5 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Batted lead-off. BB, F7, 2B9[2]-SB[1] (3rd base)-R, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/5 ORH 4
RRE 7
DH 4 2 2 1 0 1   .429
Batted ninth. HR9[1] RBI[1], Ks, 1B7-R, F6.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the game tied at six. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
28-18 6 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the game tied at six. Loaded the bases before getting the final out of the inning. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/5 AKR 3
BIN 0
65-43 19 5.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Start the game and recorded the victory (W, 1-0). HBP.

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[4/5/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 5:15 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/4 NYY 7
TOR 3
RF 5 2 3 0 0 1 4 .556
Batted seventh. Ks, 1B4 (R) [challenged, overturned], 1B7, G4, 1B1 (R). Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/4 CWS 5
KCR 7
RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 .231
Batted lead-off. 1B4 (R), F8, 2B9, BB, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Sponichi 4/5/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/4 SRC 4
SLC 13
3B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .143
Batted eighth. G1, G6, Ks, G5. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/4 ORH 0
RRE 5
2B 3 0 1 0 0 1   .333
Batted eighth. Ks, G4, 2B9. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/4 NYY 7
TOR 3
97-65 27 7.0 6 3 2 0 8 1 2.57
Started the game. Recorded the win (1-0). Victory was the 100th of his NPB (99), MLB (1) career (176th game). Ninth Japanese pitcher in MLB history to record a win in his first start/outing. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, ZakZak 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Sponichi 4/5/2014, MLB Highlight First K

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[4/4/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa

by on Apr.04, 2014 @ 6:23 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/3 NYY 4
HOU 2
RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .500
Batted eighth. 1B7 (R), G3, 2B7 (R), Kl. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/3 ROC 3
BUF 6
SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Batted ninth. Ks, F7, G6, G6. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/3 SRC 3
SLC 8
SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Batted ninth. F8, E6t, 1B9. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/3 ORH 7
RRE 6
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Chris Snyder in the bottom of the 11th. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/3 BOS 4
BAL 3
11-9 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-3. Recorded a hold (H, 1). Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/3 BOS 4
BAL 3
7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-3. Recorded a save (S, 1). Celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

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[4/3/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Yu Darvish

by on Apr.03, 2014 @ 11:41 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/2 KCR 1
DET 2
RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000
Batted lead-off. BB, Ks, G4, L9, G1 (challenged, overturned). Nikkan Sports 4/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/3/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 4/2 NYY 1
HOU 3
91-55 22 6.0 3 2 2 1 5 1 3.00
Started the game. Recorded loss (0-1). Nikkan Sports 4/3/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/2 BOS 6
BAL 2
15-9 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 6-2. Nikkan Sports 4/3/2014, Sponichi 4/3/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/2 BOS 6
BAL 2
18-14 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 6-2. Nikkan Sports 4/3/2014, Sponichi 4/3/2014

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[4/2/2014] Yu Darvish, Hideki Matsui, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Apr.02, 2014 @ 9:02 pm, under MLB
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New York Yankees

  • Live Viewing information on Masahiro Tanaka's first MLB start on April 5. Source: official announcement
  • Hideki Matsui will appear in the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic on May 24 at Doubleday Field. Source: official announcement

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from ESPN's Richard Durrett:

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park on Tuesday and is getting closer to making his first start of the 2014 season.

When that occurs is still undecided, but Darvish can't come off the disabled list until Saturday. Starting Sunday in Tampa Bay or Monday in Boston seems quite possible, though the club isn't giving any timetables. They will discuss a plan after seeing how Darvish recovers from the bullpen session Wednesday, but both manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels indicated Monday that Darvish didn't necessarily need a rehab start before getting back in the rotation.

... Darvish, 27, hasn't thrown to hitters since March 16 in Arizona. But the club and Darvish feel that physically he's ready without needing any kind of rehab start in the minor leagues.

Source: ESPN 4/1/2014

[4/1/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Yu Darvish, Tomochika Tsuboi

by on Apr.01, 2014 @ 5:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/31 KCR 3
DET 4
RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Batted lead-off. G6, K (foul tip), E6, Ks, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/1/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 3/31 BOS 1
BAL 2
13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 2-1. Nikkan Sports 4/1/2014

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[3/31/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Hisashi Iwakuma, Yu Darvish

by on Mar.31, 2014 @ 5:36 pm, under MLB
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Chicago Cubs

New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka was given the 2014 James P. Dawson Award. From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

... The Yankees announced Saturday that Tanaka was the recipient of the 2014 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in Spring Training. Tanaka received the award in a ceremony before Saturday's game against the Marlins was cancelled due to rain.

Tanaka, 25, went 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in five appearances (three starts) this spring, allowing five earned runs in 21 innings. He led the team with 26 strikeouts while walking only three batters, permitting 15 hits.

Source: MLB.com 3/29/2014

Seattle Mariners

The latest on Hisashi Iwakuma, from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

Iwakuma playing long toss for now, will start throwing bullpens in about 10 days as returns from sprained finger tendon.

Source: Twitter 3/31/2014

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley:

... With pitching coach Mike Maddux monitoring him, Darvish had a 32-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park and reported no issues with the strained neck that has limited him. Darvish will rest on Monday and throw again on Tuesday.

Darvish was officially placed on the disabled list, with the move back-dated to March 21. He is eligible to return on Saturday. Darvish last pitched in a game on March 16. He had been named to start the opener on Monday against Philadelphia.

Source: Dallas Morning News 3/30/2014

[3/30/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Mar.30, 2014 @ 6:07 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/29 KCR 2
MIL 7
RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292
Batted lead-off. Ks, G4, G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 4th. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/29 NYM 0
TOR 2
PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Dioner Navarro in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game at shortstop in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 3/29 NYM 0
TOR 2
  19 5.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 3.04
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, MLB.com Highlights

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[3/29/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Mar.29, 2014 @ 7:14 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/28 MIA 0
NYY 3
CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240
Batted ninth. F8, G1, G3. Replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/28 KCR 5
MIL 4
RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .306
Batted lead-off. 1B8, L8, G1 (R), G5. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/28 NYM 4
TOR 5
SS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 .318
Entered the game on defense at short in the top of the 6th. 1B9 (R), 2B7 (R). Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 3/28 HOU 6
TEX 5
2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .185
Entered the game on defense at second in the top of the 6th. Kl, F8. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 3/28 MIA 0
NYY 3
  12 3.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 4.76
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 3/28 MIA 0
NYY 3
86 22 6.0 3 0 0 0 10 0 2.14
Entered the game in the top of the 4th with no score. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014, Sponichi 3/29/2014
Shunsuke Watanabe BOS 3/28 BOS 4
MIN 0
  3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-0. Nikkan Sports 3/29/2014

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