Tag: Eri Yoshida
Maui played the Hawai Stars on Friday and lost 2-0. Eri Yoshida started the game and was removed after allowing one run over three innings of work. She took the loss and dropped to 3-6 in ten games (nine starts).
Final line: 3 IP, 38-21 NP-S, 14 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
Eri Yoshida entered a game in the 6th inning against the Hawaii Stars on Saturday (game one of a doubleheader) and gave up two runs (one earned) over an inning of work. She was not involved in the final decision.
Final line: 1.0 IP, 20-8 NP-S, 6 BF, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
The Hawaii Stars beat Maui 7-3.
Eri Yoshida started a game against the San Rafael Pacifics on Saturday and took the loss. She gave up four runs (all earned) on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings of work.
Final line: 3.1 IP, 60-35 NP-S, 17 BF, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Eri Yoshida started a game against the Sonoma County Grapes on Saturday and took the loss. She is now 3-4 after starting the year 3-0.
Final line: 3 IP, 70-30 NP-S, 18 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 2 SO
Yoshida struggled for her fourth straight start. The knuckleballer gave up a run in each of the first three innings and it could have been worse, as she could not consistently find the strike zone.
Yoshida walked Samuel Perry to start the game, and he scored two batters later on an RBI single by Brandon Gregorich.
In the second inning, she hit a batter and walked three in a row, including Mark Micowski with the bases loaded, but got out of the jam with a runner caught stealing at third base, a strikeout and a fielder's choice that left the bases loaded.
In the third inning, she walked the first two hitters she faced and immediately surrendered a run on a base hit by Chris Debiasi, but retired the next three hitters.
Yoshida threw 69 pitches, but just 29 for strikes as she set her season high for walks with six. After winning her first three starts, she has lost four in a row and her ERA has gone from 3.20 to 5.45 in that span.
"She is fine," Vermilyea said of Yoshida. "She is pitching a lot more this year than she has in other years. The key for her is finding the strike zone, throwing strikes and making them put the ball in play."
BTW: Yoshihiro Doi also pitched in the game - 1.2 IP, 21-14 NP, 5 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.
Eri Yoshida started a game against the Sonoma County Grapes at Iron Maehara Stadium on Saturday and took the loss, her third in a row.
Said Yoshida, via Sponichi, "I was off-balance in my delivery and I am not getting a good feel for the ball when I pitch. I have to make some adjustments."
Sonoma County 12 - Maui 4
Final line: 2.1 IP, 46-22 NP-S, 15 BF, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.
About 1,800 fans showed up for the second and final game between the Ishikawa Million Stars and Na Koa Ikaika Maui on Wednesday. Ishikawa beat Maui 1-0.
Eri Yoshida made a one inning appearance for Maui: one hit, one strikeout, no runs.
Eri Yoshida made her fifth start of the year for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika on Friday and took the loss in her shortest outing of the year. Yoshida lasted just three innings against the Pacifics and allowed five runs (one earned) on two hits, five walks, and one strikeout.
The Pacifics beat Maui by the final score of 7-3.
Final line: 3 IP, 79-38 NP-S, 17 BF, 2 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 1 SO, 2 WP.
Games from July 3:
Baltimore Orioles 5 - Seattle Mariners 4 [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started the game in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, ground out to third, strikeout swinging, ground out to second (force). [Daily Sports]
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for John Jaso in the bottom of the 8th. He took over at short in the top of the 9th.
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and allowed two runs over 7.1 innings of work. He did not get the decision. Final line: 7.1 IP, 97-73 NP-S, 24 BF, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi]
Cleveland Indians 7 - LA Angels 5
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with runners on second and third, one out, and the game tied at five. Both inherited runners scored on a ground out to first followed by a throwing E3. After issuing a walk to the next batter, Takahashi retired the next four batters he faced. Final line: 1.2 IP, 27-17 NP-S, 6 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Chicago White Sox 19 - Texas Rangers 2
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with runners on first and second, two out, and the Rangers down 9-0. Tateyama allowed both inherited runners to score, in addition to five other runs, before getting the final out of the inning. Final line: 0.1 IP, 17-9 NP-S, 7 BF, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR. [Daily Sports, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Milwaukee Brewers 13 - Miami Marlins 12
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted second. He went 1-for-5: strikeout swinging, RBI single to left (run scored), pop out to third, sac fly to right, strikeout swinging, fly out to center. Aoki extended his hitting streak to ten games. [Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
An update on Hideki Matsui (TBR), from The Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith:
DH/OF Hideki Matsui, pulled from Monday's game with left hamstring tightness, was encouraged by how he felt Tuesday, saying he took some swings in the cage and was available to pinch-hit. Maddon said Matsui felt better than he and the Rays anticipated, and he should avoid the disabled list. Matsui said the next test is running, which could happen today, and he hopes to be able to play the field in a day or two.
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, one day after he was shelled during an abbreviated outing against the Athletics in which he gave up gave up four hits on five runs and threw a career-low of 28 pitches in the Red Sox's 6-1 loss.
Clearly, Matsuzaka was hampered by a neck injury which prevented him from making a side session between starts. It is the same injury -- to the trap muscle on the right side -- that caused him discomfort during Spring Training and in late May, when he was on his Minor League rehab assignment.
The Seattle Mariners became the first team to start three Japanese players -- Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Munenori Kawasaki -- in one game on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2012
Nippon Ham and a Nippon Ham Fighters fan group in Hokkaido will be doing what they can to get people in Japan to vote for Yu Darvish (TEX). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2012
Eri Yoshida's next start will likely come against the San Rafael Pacfics on July 6. Source: Daily Sports 7/4/2012
Eri Yoshida started a game against the Hawaii Stars on June 30 and took the loss after allowing six runs (four earned) over five innings of work. Yoshida took the loss, her first of the season, and is now 3-1.
Final line: 5 IP, 58-46 NP-S, 21 BF, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.
Eri Yoshida started a game against the Sonoma County Grapes on Saturday and got the win. She threw seventy pitches and allowed two runs on six hits over six innings of work. Yoshida also walked one and struck out none.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2012
Yoshida was throwing her knuckleball in the mid-50-mph range according to the meter on the new scoreboard. She went six innings, allowed two earned runs and six hits, walked one batter and struck out none in her fourth straight win dating to last season.
Her 3-0 record this year leads the team and her 2.74 ERA is the best among the starters. She threw 70 pitches Saturday, 45 for strikes.
"I lost the two runs, but everybody was backing me up with the batting, so I'm very happy about it," Yoshida said through interpreter Masayo Sutton before being surrounded by autograph seekers. "Tonight there were no errors, so I was just throwing strikes because I knew our guys were going to get outs."