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[10/12/2014] Norichika Aoki

by on Oct.12, 2014 @ 9:51 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 10/11 KCR 6
BAL 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Batted second. 1B7-R[2], L8, G1, BB. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2014, Sponichi 10/12/2014, Sponichi 10/12/2014

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General

  • Hideki Matsui held a baseball clinic for about thirty Japanese youth baseball players in New York on Saturday. Source: Sponichi 10/12/2014

Victoria Series Western Division: Flora, Dione split series [October 10,11]

by on Oct.11, 2014 @ 11:12 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Friday and Saturday.

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October 10 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

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

W: Minami Yano (13-2, 0 Sv)
L: Honami Ota (3-5, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 90 NP, 28 BF, 7 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R.
Kasumi Nakamura = 1-for-3: Ks, 2B7/8 one RBI, G5.

Time: 1:41
Attendance: 590

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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October 11 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 9 0
West Flora 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

W: Mika Miyahara (2-5, 1 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (7-4, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Kawaguchi = 2-for-4: 1B7 two RBI, Ks, 1B7, Ks.

Time: 1:59
Attendance: 871

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 14 8 6 0 .571 -
2 East Astraia 14 5 3 0 .357 3.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 18 12 6 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 18 7 11 0 .388 5.0

[10/5/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Shunsuke Watanabe

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 9:11 pm, under MLB
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Toronto Blue Jays

The latest on Munenori Kawasaki, from MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm:

... The decision to outright Kawasaki off the 40-man roster was a mere formality because of a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a free agent at the end of the season.

... "He's eligible for free agency, it's just a clause in his contract," Anthopoulos said. "Just about every Japanese player that comes over now, they're not part of the reserve. You don't get them for six or seven years and go through arbitration unless they're an amateur and so on.

"I think we'll look to bring him back. I think that goes without saying. I haven't talked to him. I don't know what his desires are. I don't think the finances have ever been an issue for him. My understanding is he can make more money in Japan, but he's wanted to play here. We'll see. I don't know what his goals are for the offseason, but at some point we'll sit down with him."

Source: MLB.com 10/4/2014

Lancaster Barnstormers

Shunsuke Watanabe and Yusuke Kajimoto helped the Barnstormers win the Atlantic League Championship.

Kajimoto
Playoffs: 7 G, 8-for-23, 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, .348/.400/.565
Season: 96 G, 105-for 371, 66 R, 16 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 48 BB, 65 SO, .283/.369/.364

Watanabe
Playoffs: 2 G, 2 GS, 1-1, 14.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 13 SO, 1.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Season: 36 G, 16 GS, 8-2, 120.1 IP, 97 H, 49 R 45 ER, 33 BB, 91 SO, 3.36 ERA, 1.08 WHIP

Division Series - Game 1: Gailen, Schwinden Lead 'stormers To Win | Game 2: Somerset Centers On Game Two Win | Game 3: Barnstormers Lose Game 3 | Game 4: Kajimoto Sends Series To Game Five | Game 5: Barnstormers Head To Texas For Finals
Championship Series - Game 1: Barnstormers Grab Opener | Game 2: Watanabe Pitches Barnstormers To Edge Of Title Game 3: The Barnstormers Are Champions!

Watanabe (38) plans to attend the winter league in Venezuela. He will also try to get an invite to spring training next year. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014

Victoria Series Eastern Division: Reia takes series, Game 2 rained out [October 4,5]

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 8:07 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on October 4 and 5.

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October 4 - Koshigaya Baseball Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
North Reia 0 2 0 0 2 3 x 7 9 2

W: Ayami Sato (10-7, 1 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (4-6, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 86 NP, 25 BF, 3 H, 3 SO, 1 HBP, 0 R.
Miki Horikoshi = 1-for-2: 3B8 one RBI, G1, BB.

Time: 1:52
Attendance: 817

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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October 5 - Koshigaya Baseball Stadium - 18:30

RAINED OUT

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 14 8 6 0 .571 -
2 East Astraia 14 5 9 0 .357 3.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 16 11 5 0 .687 -
2 South Dione 16 6 10 0 .375 5.0

[10/1/2014] Norichika Aoki

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

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/30 OAK 8
KCR 9
RF 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 .000
Batted second. G4f-SB[1] (second base)-R[1], G6, FoL5, G4, SF9 one RBI[1]. Replaced on defense in the top of the 10th. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2014, Sponichi 10/1/2014, Sponichi 10/1/2014, Sponichi 10/1/2014

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The MLB announced three more players for the roster that will be participating in 2014 Suzuki Japan All-Star Series: Jose Altuve, Justin Morneau, and Bryce Harper.

Source: MLB.com 9/30/2014