Eri Yoshida recorded her first BC League win with the Ishikawa Million Stars on June 29.
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Eri Yoshida made her debut with the Ishikawa Million Stars today. She started a game against the Gunma Diamond Pegasus and gave up four runs over four innings of work. Ishikawa lost the game, 6-4.
Yoshida threw mostly knuckleballs and struggled with her control. She gave up all four runs in the first, including a home run.
"There was a part of me that was not confident about the knuckleball. I want to do well to get more chances to pitch," said Yoshida to reporters.
Source: Sponichi 8/25/2013
The Ishikawa Million Stars held a press conference for Eri Yoshida today. She will join the team on the 19th. She is scheduled to make her first appearance on the 23rd.
Some quotes from the press conference:
"I would like to win a game as a starter."
"I did not as well as I would have like to [with Maui earlier this year], but I feel I have have made progress as a knuckleballer."
"I need to improve my control, otherwise I think it will be difficult for me to record outs."
Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2013
Eri Yoshida's management company has reportedly announced that the twenty-one-year-old pitcher has agreed to play for the BC League's Ishikawa Million Stars. An official announcement is expected within the next few days.
I have once again forgotten all about Eri Yoshida, my apologies. Below is a full list of her stats, through to her most recent start on the 27th. Maui is now in Japan to play six games against various teams from the BC League (July 30 - August 4).
I have also added indicators for teams that are not a part of the Pacific Association (thanks to Kait for the heads up on that).
|7/27||Stars||11-3||W||47-27||20||5.1||2||1||1||2||2||0||1||6.05||1.370||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|7/14||Lumberjack||9-5||ND||60-34||23||5.0||4||4||4||2||2||0||2||6.68||1.460||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|7/6||@ Pacifics||3-5||L||63-30||15||2.1||4||4||4||3||0||0||1||6.59||1.500||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|7/2||@ Pacifics||1-2||ND||21-9||5||0.2||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||5.81||1.370||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/26||@ Admirals||3-5||ND||74-45||24||5.1||5||3||2||1||0||0||2||5.95||1.290||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/19||Rose Buds*||7-3||W||82-57||29||7.0||5||3||2||2||3||0||1||6.64||1.330||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/13||Stars||5-10||L||49-27||14||2.0||4||7||7||1||0||0||3||8.78||1.500||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/7||@ Stars||9-6||ND||60-38||20||4.1||4||6||6||2||0||0||1||4.77||1.320||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/1||Grandserows+||2-7||L||112-66||32||7.0||3||3||0||6||4||0||1||0.00||1.290||Box Score, Maui News Report|
* Not a Pacific Association team, Inter-league opponent (replacement opponent/traveling team), semi-professional team
+ Not a Pacific Association team, Inter-league opponent, Independent League team from Japan
I have forgotten to provide updates on Eri Yoshida along the way and figured I would take a moment now to post her stats from the five starts she has made since joining Maui in late-May. I have also included links to articles on the game from The Maui News and to the box scores at Point Streak.
|6/26||@ Admirals||3-5||ND||74-45||24||5.1||5||3||2||1||0||5.95||0||2||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/19||Rose Buds||7-3||W||82-57||29||7.0||5||3||2||2||3||6.64||0||1||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/13||Stars||5-10||L||49-27||14||2.0||4||7||7||1||0||8.78||0||3||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/7||@ Stars||9-6||ND||60-38||20||4.1||4||6||6||2||0||4.77||0||1||Box Score, Maui News Report|
|6/1||Grandserows||2-7||L||112-66||32||7.0||3||3||0||6||4||0.00||0||1||Box Score, Maui News Report|
From May 30:
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||NYM 3 @ NYY 1||PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250||Ichiro entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Austin Romine in the bottom of the 8th and popped out to the catcher in foul territory. He did not remain in the game on defense in the 9th.|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||FRE 10 @ TUC 2||2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||.310||Batted lead-off. G4, F7, F8, 2B8, G4. Committed two errors (12): fielding error in the bottom of the 3rd, throwing error in the bottom of the 7th.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: June 2 vs Royals.|
|Kyuji Fujikawa||CHC||DNP||Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: May 31 vs Twins.|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||DNP||Next start: June 2 vs Red Sox.|
|Hideki Okajima||OAK||OAK 2 @ SFN 5||6-3||2||0.1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.38||Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with runners on first and second, two out, and Oakland down 2-1. Allowed both inherited runners to score on a double before getting out of the inning. (WP 1).|
|Hisanori Takahashi||CHC||IOW 1 @ NAS 6||5-4||1||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.52||Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and Iowa down 6-0.|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||BOS 9 @ PHI 2||16-15||4||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||2.70||Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 6-2.|
July 28 will be Hideki Matsui Day at Yankee Stadium. From press release:
Matsui will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Yankees on July 28 in order to announce his official retirement that day as a New York Yankee. His parents are also expected to be in attendance at the game.
Additionally, on July 28, the Yankees will hold a special pregame homeplate ceremony for Matsui, and the first 18,000 Guests at the game will receive a Hideki Matsui bobblehead presented by AT&T - which portrays the slugger with his 2009 World Series MVP trophy.
Eri Yoshida left for Hawaii out of Haneda Airport on Thursday. She reportedly signed a deal with the Na Koa Ikaika Maui. [Sponichi 5/31/2013]
- Wrestling, Baseball/Softball and Squash made the shortlist for the 2020 Olympics.
- Current proposal includes separate men's baseball and women's softball tournaments. Tournaments will last six days and take place back-to-back. Eight teams will participate in each tournament. Changes to make the sport more appealing include shortening games to seven innings (better for TV) and playing both tournaments in the same stadium (decrease in costs).
- Senichi Hoshino feels baseball should do whatever is necessary to make it back into the Olympics. That includes the new proposal of seven innings games, as well as more radical changes like two outs an inning or three balls for a walk (the idea is that the Majors will be more likely to support the Olympic movement if players are put through less strain). The biggest thing is to get the sport back into the Olympics. [Daily Sports 5/31/2013]
- It should be noted that Bud Selig re-stated that MLB would not pause the schedule to allow players to participate in the Olympics. [USA Today 5/29/2013]
- The Baseball Federation of Japan and the Japan Softball Association would like to bring Hideki Matsui on board to help with lobbying efforts. [Daily Sports 5/31/2013]
Eri Yoshida has posted a new blog entry informing fans that she has decided to re-sign with Na Koa Ikaika Maui.
I am very sorry that I make these kinds of updates at the very last minute...
I have decided to play for the same American Independent League team I played for last year, the Na Koa Ikaika Maui, this year.
Things are still being worked out so my departure date for the US has not yet been set...
Ever since returning to Japan last September, the Hyogo Blue Sandars team rep, manager, coaches, teammates, and staff have been there for me. I am really grateful for all their support.
This was a difficult decision for me and it makes me sad to leave Mita, but... I want to keep moving forward without forgetting the things I learned in Mita and I want to take on challenges that I can only take on now.
Thank you for all your support.
It would make me happy if I can continue to receive your support.
For those keeping track of Eri Yoshida, my apologies for falling behind on updates.
Season: 2 G, 7 IP, 2-0, 128 NP (68 B, 60 S), 33 BF, 6 H (4 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR), 6 BB, 5 K, 5 R, 5 ER, 6.43 ERA
Start vs Kishu Rangers on May 6
G6, G6, Kl
1B7, HBP, SH, BB, Kl, 1B8 (two RBI), 2B7/8 (RBI), G6
G4, G3, F4
BB (SB, PO), Ks, F7
1B7 (SB), G3, G6 (RBI), G4
Final line: W, 5 IP, 21 BF, 79 NP, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 SO, 4 R, 4 ER.
Relief Appearance vs 06 Bulls on April 12
Kl, 3B8/9, BB, SF8, BB, Ks
1B7 (SB), F9, BB, G1, BB, F9
Final line: W, 2 IP, 12 BF, 49 NP, 2 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.
Eri Yoshida will play out the rest of the season with the Hyogo Blue Sandars (Kansai Independent League). She is expected to finalize a deal with Hyogo some time next week.
Yoshida returned to Japan in late August after a season with the Na Koa Ikaika Maui. She is still slated to appear with the team for two exhibition games against the Ishikawa Million Stars in Ishikawa on September 10 and 11.
Source: Sponichi 9/6/2012