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[8/12/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Aug.12, 2014 @ 6:50 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/11 OAK 2
KCR 3
PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the 7th. R[48]. Remained in the game as the designated hitter. Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Sponichi 8/12/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/11 TOR 1
SEA 11
SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
Batted lead-off. G1, G4, Ks reaches on passed ball, L5. Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014, Sponichi 8/12/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/11 HIC 2
CRD 5
2B 3 2 1 0 1 0   .233
Batted seventh. BB-R[47], 1B3-R[48], F9, G5.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 8/11 BRA 5
SLU 4
  11 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Started the game. Left after three innings with St. Lucie up 4-0. First rehab game (right elbow). Sponichi 8/12/2014

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[8/11/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Aug.11, 2014 @ 9:08 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/10 CLE 4
NYY 1
RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .277
Batted eighth. Kl, L7, 2B7[7]. Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/10 SFG 4
KCR 7
RF 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 .267
Batted lead-off. 1B6-SB[11] (second base)-R[46], BB-SB[12] (second base), 1B9 one RBI[25]-SB[13] (second base)-R[47], BB. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/10 DET 5
TOR 6
PH-2B 6 2 1 0 1 0 6 .281
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Ryan Goins in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. G4f-R[20], L7, L8, BB, F5b, L8, 1B8-R[21]. Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/10 SPR 9
MRO 0
3B 3 1 1 0 0 1   .279
Batted sixth. Ks, G6(DP), 1B7-R[27].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/10 CLE 4
NYY 1
97-57 23 4.2 5 3 3 4 3 0 4.03
Started the game. Left in the 5th with the bases loaded, two out, and New York down 3-0. Took the loss. (L, 7-8). (WP 1, HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 8/10 BOS 3
LAA 1
17-14 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.32
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 3-1. Picked up the save. (S, 25). Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014

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[8/10/2014] Yu Darvish, Kyuji Fujikawa, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 8:53 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/9 CLE 3
NYY 0
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276
Batted eighth. G1, 1B6-SB[10] (second base), G6, Ks. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/9 SFG 0
KCR 5
RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262
Batted lead-off. G1, F7, 1B9. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/9 DET 2
TOR 3
3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
Batted seventh. G4, Ks, L8, G3. Moved from third to second in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/9 CRD 2
ROM 1
2B 4 0 2 0 0 1   .232
Batted eighth. Ks, G4, 2B7[17], 1B8-SB[17] (second base).

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 8/9 TEX 3
HOU 8
113-71 24 4.0 9 6 5 4 7 0 3.06
Started the game. Left in the 5th with runners on first and third, no out, and Texas down 5-0. One of the two runners he left on base scored after his departure. He took the loss. (L, 10-7). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/9 TBR 4
CHC 0
14-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Chicago down 4-0. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 8/9 BOS 4
LAA 5
11-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.34
Entered the game in the bottom of the 12th with the score tied at three. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/9 BOS 4
LAA 5
19-12 6 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.38
Entered the game in the bottom of the 14th with Boston up 4-3. Allowed the game-tying run to score on a ground out to short with the bases loaded. (BS, 4). Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014, Sponichi 8/10/2014
Toru Murata CLE 8/9 COL 5
SWB 3
92-58 22 6.0 5 3 3 0 2 0 4.88
Started the game. Left after six innings with Columbus down 3-2. Nikkan Sports 8/10/2014

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[8/9/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Tsuyoshi Wada, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.09, 2014 @ 6:35 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/8 CLE 6
NYY 10
RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .276
Batted ninth. G4f-SB[8] (second base), Ks, BB-SB[9] (second base)-R[29], 1B9. Made a nice running catch in the top of the 6th. Tied George Sisler for forty-eighth on the all-time hits list with 2,810 career hits in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/8 SFG 2
KCR 4
RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Batted lead-off. Fo7, HBP, G6. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th. Threw out a runner at third in the top of the 3rd inning (originally ruled safe, challenged and overturned). Recorded two assists in the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/8 DET 5
TOR 4
3B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .294
Batted seventh. 2B8[5]-R[19], SH1, 1B8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/8 SPR 10
MRO 6
DH 5 2 3 0 0 2   .279
Batted fifth. 1B7-R[25], 1B7-R[26], Ks, 2B9[8], Ks.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/8 CRD 6
ROM 3
2B 4 0 1 1 0 0   .229
Batted ninth. F8, G1, F7, 1B7 one RBI[34].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/8 CWS 1
SEA 4
90-66 25 7.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 2.86
Started the game. Left after seven innings with Seattle up 4-1. Recorded the win. (W, 10-6). Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/8 TBR 4
CHC 3
94-63 23 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 3.25
Started the game. Left after six full with the Cubs up 2-1. Did not factor into the decision. Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014,
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/8 BOS 4
LAA 2
19-12 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.26
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-2. (H, 13). Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 8/8 BOS 4
LAA 2
18-11 5 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.37
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. Got the save. (S, 24). Nikkan Sports 8/9/2014, Sponichi 8/9/2014, MLB.com Last Out

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[8/8/2014] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Aug.08, 2014 @ 5:54 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/7 DET 0
NYY 1
RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .276
Batted eighth. 1B6, Ks, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014, Sponichi 8/8/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/7 KCR 6
ARI 2
RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .263
Batted lead-off. G5, 1B8-SB[10] (third base)-R[45], Ks, L9, 1B6-RBI[24] (challenged, upheld). Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014, Sponichi 8/8/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/7 TUL 8
MRO 5
SS 4 0 1 1 0 0   .270
Batted fifth. G1, G5f, F3, 1B7 one RBI[26].
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/7 CRD 1
ROM 3
2B 2 0 0 0 2 0   .228
Batted eighth. BB, BB-PO/CS[10] (second base), G4, G4.

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[8/7/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Koji Uehara, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Aug.07, 2014 @ 5:18 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/6 DET 1
NYY 5
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014,
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/6 KCR 4
ARI 3
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Batted lead-off. G4, G5, G1, G4. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014,
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/6 BAL 1
TOR 5
3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .284
Batted eighth. Kl, L7, 1B8-R[18], 1B7. Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014,
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/6 TUL 0
MRO 3
DH 4 0 2 0 0 0   .271
Batted fifth. 1B4, G1, F9, 1B8.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/6
Gm: 1
CRD 0
SAV 2
DH 3 0 1 0 0 1   .229
Batted eighth. Ks, 1B6-SB[16] (second base), F7.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/6
Gm: 2
CRD 3
SAV 5
2B 3 0 1 0 0 2   .230
Batted seventh. 1B8, Kl, K (foul tip).

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/6 BOS 2
STL 1
15-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.33
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with the score tied at one. Got the win. (W, 2-3). Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014,
Koji Uehara BOS 8/6 BOS 2
STL 1
16-12 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.39
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 2-1. Picked up the save. (S, 23). Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014, MLB.com Final Out
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/6 CHC 4
COL 13
10-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with runners on first and second, no out, and Chicago down 8-4. Allowed one of two inherited runners to score on a double play. It was his first game since May 26, 2013. Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014, Sponichi 8/7/2014,

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[8/6/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.06, 2014 @ 4:59 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/5 DET 4
NYY 3
PR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the 9th. Remained in the game as the designated hitter. SB[7] (second base), F8. Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/5 KCR 12
ARI 2
RF 4 2 1 4 1 0 0 .264
Batted lead-off. G4, BB-R[43], G4, HR9[1] four RBI[20,21,22,23]-R[44], G4. Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Sponichi 8/6/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/5 BAL 9
TOR 3
2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277
Batted eighth. F3, 1B8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Sponichi 8/6/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/5 TUL 5
MRO 4
2B 4 0 1 0 1 1   .266
Batted fifth. Ks, G5(DP), F8, 2B9[7], BB.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/5
Gm: 1
CRD 6
SAV 2
2B 4 0 1 0 0 2   .229
Batted seventh. Ks, F6, 1B9, Kl.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/5
Gm: 2
CRD 0
SAV 1
2B 2 0 0 0 1 1   .228
Batted seventh. G4, BB, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/5 DET 4
NYY 3
91-58 27 7.0 6 3 3 0 5 1 3.97
Started the game. Left after seven full innings with the score tied at three. He did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Sponichi 8/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/5 BOS 2
STL 3
24-17 6 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.40
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with the score tied at two. Allowed the tie-breaking run to score. Took the loss. (L, 1-3). Nikkan Sports 8/6/2014, Sponichi 8/6/2014

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[8/5/2014] New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka resumes playing catch

by on Aug.05, 2014 @ 1:35 pm, under MLB
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Masahiro Tanaka was cleared to resume playing catch on Monday.  He started at distance of about five meters and slowly expanded out to twenty meters.  He threw the ball around twenty-five times at twenty meters and a total fifty over the entire session.  He played catch with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2014

Sponichi has posted a portion of his interaction with the media:

How do you feel after session?

I was excited beforehand.  It was a good session since I was able to throw the ball for the first time in while.

How were you feeling before the session?

I wasn't really thinking too deeply about anything.  It just felt like it had been a while.  I wasn't particularly concerned.

How do you feel about your progress?

It wouldn't make sense to get hurt again, so my top priority health.  Getting back as soon as possible is important, but I don't want to rush things and I want to be in good shape when I take [the mound].

Have you been keeping track of the team?

I've been watching the games.  I watch every game hoping that they will win.  My job right now is to keep myself in shape.  I don't feel rushed.

Source: Sponichi 8/5/2014

From Newsday's Laura Albanese:

... "It's really light catch," Girardi said of Tanaka's day at the ballpark, which was made up of 25 60-foot throws on the Stadium's outfield grass. "There's still a really long ways to go. You have to plow through each step, really."

... "I'm very relieved," Tanaka said through his translator. "I think the plan is to increase the number of throws as well as the distance . . . I think it went well."

... Tanaka, who received his injection July 14, said then that he felt discomfort doing everyday movements. "It's hard to make an assessment" on whether skipping surgery was the best approach, Tanaka said Monday. "Today was actually my first day throwing . . . but [my] mindset is just to go forward -- keep positive and go forward."

Source: Newsday 8/4/2014

From the New York Post's Dan Martin:

... Tanaka is expected to play catch again Tuesday with more throws and from a longer distance, according to Girardi.

The pitcher and manager agreed they couldn't predict when he might return, although when the injury was discovered general manager Brian Cashman said late August would be the earliest Tanaka could come back.

... "It's obviously a positive he didn't feel anything [Monday], but as I said, it was a pretty light catch," Girardi said. "I think you have to get him on the mound to really see how he's doing."

Source: New York Post 8/4/2014

[8/4/2014] Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.04, 2014 @ 6:01 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/3 KCR 4
OAK 2
DH 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .265
Batted lead-off. L8, Ks, 1B7 one RBI[19]-R[42], L9(DP), L7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/3 TOR 1
HOU 6
3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Batted seventh. G4, G3, Ks. Made a nice play at third in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/3 COR 3
MRO 6
DH 3 0 0 1 0 1   .266
Batted fifth. F9, K (foul tip), G6, SF9 one RBI[25].
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/3 HAG 1
CRD 8
DH 4 0 0 0 0 2   .229
Batted seventh. Ks, Ks, G4, F7.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 8/3 TEX 3
CLE 4
101-70 28 7.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 2.82
Started the game. Left after seven full with Texas up 3-1. Did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/3 SEA 0
BAL 1
109-73 29 7.2 5 1 1 2 7 1 2.94
Started the game. Gave up a solo home run to Nick Markakis to start the bottom of the 1st inning. Left in the 8th with runners on first and second, two out, and Seattle down 1-0. Took the loss. (L, 9-6). Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
13-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.27
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Boston down 8-7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 8/3 NYY 8
BOS 7
12-9 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.42
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 8-7. Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014
Toru Murata CLE 8/3 COL 9
PAW 4
104-64 28 6.1 7 2 2 2 3 1 4.93
Started the game. Left in the 7th with a runner on first, one out, and Columbus up 9-2. Got the win. (W, 2-2). Sponichi 8/4/2014

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