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[8/7/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Aug.07, 2013 @ 4:22 pm, under MLB
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From August 6:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 8/6 MIL 3
SFG 1
RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .284 Batted second. G4, 2B7 (R), G4 (DP), 1B8 (R). Double was his first hit in seventeen trips to the plate.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/6 PAW 8
BUF 12
SS 4 0 1 1 0 2   .216 Batted ninth. Ks, Ks, G6, 1B9 (RBI).
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/6 RRE 1
SRC 2
2B 3 0 1 0 0 2   .282 Batted seventh. 1B8, Ks, Ks.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 8/4 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/6 NYY 2
CWS 3
PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .277 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for David Adams in the top of the 9th. 1B7 (R). ... Twelve away from 4,000 NPB + MLB hits.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/6 GCLHOU 6
GCLNYY1 2
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1   .304 Batted third. F7, Ks, 1B9, F7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 8/6 ALB 4
FRE 1
PH 1 0 1 0 0 0   .326 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Justin Fitzgerald in the bottom of the 5th. 1B5.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 8/6 TEX 8
LAA 3
113-66 30 7.0 8 3 3 3 6 2 2.72 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Texas up 4-3. (W, 11-5). Gave up home runs to consecutive hitters for the first time in his career -- Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout in the 1st inning. MLB Highlight ... The logo for the Darvish Museum opening in Kobe was released and posted at Darvish's blog on Tuesday.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/5 DNP                     Next start: August 10 vs Brewers.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/6 NYY 2
CWS 3
116-73 29 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 2.45 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with New York down 3-1. (WP 1). (L, 10-7). MLB Highlight
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 8/3 DNP                     Next start: August 8 vs Louisville.
Toru Murata CLE 8/4 DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK 8/6 RRE 1
SRC 2
9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.97 Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Sacramento up 2-1. (H, 8).
Hisanori Takahashi COL 8/3 DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 8/6 G2: SWB 2
SYR 3
26-16 8 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.16 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Scranton down 3-2. (IBB 1).
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/5 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 8/4 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 8/6 GWI 0
NOR 3
88-60 20 5.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 4.70 Left the game in the top of the 6th with Norfolk up 2-0. (W, 4-5).

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[8/2/2013] Yu Darvish, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Gosuke Katoh

by on Aug.02, 2013 @ 4:25 pm, under MLB
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From August 1:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/31 DNP                    
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/1 BUF 5
COL 1
SS 3 1 0 0 1 0   .238 Batted eighth. BB (R), G3, G3, L6 (DP).
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/1 ALB 1
SRC 4
3B 4 0 2 1 0 0   .285 Batted second. 1B9, G6, 1B9, SF9 (RBI), G5 (force).
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/31 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/31 DNP                    
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/1 GCLNYY1 7
GCLNYY2 9
2B 4 1 1 0 1 1   .314 Batted second. 1B9 (R), F9, BB, F9, Kl.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 8/1 RRE 1
FRE 2
LF 2 0 0 0 0 0   .327 Batted seventh. L5, SH3, F7.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 8/1 ARI 1
TEX 7
111-78 26 7.0 5 0 0 0 14 0 2.66 Left the game in the top of the 8th with Texas up 7-0. (W, 10-5). Tied career high by striking out fourteen. Set a new franchise record for most fourteen strikeout games in one season with four. Has 407 strikeouts after pithing in 50 games, which is second only to Dweight Gooden's 418, since 1900. [MLB.com 8/1/2013, ESPN 8/1/2013] MLB Highlights
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/31 DNP                     Next start: August 5 vs Blue Jays.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/31 DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/29 DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE 7/30 DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK 8/1 ALB 1
SRC 4
12-9 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 Entered the game in the top of the 7th with runners on first and third, two out, and Sacramento up 4-1. (H, 7).
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/22 DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/29 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/31 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/31 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/31 DNP                      

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[7/31/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Gosuke Katoh

by on Jul.31, 2013 @ 4:39 pm, under MLB
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From July 30:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/30 MIL 6
CHC 5
RF/CF/RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .290 Batted second. F4, F7, Ks, 1B7 (SB[15,16], R), L6. Moved from right to center in the bottom of the 6th. Returned to right in the bottom of the 8th.
MIL 3
CHC 2
PR/RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Juan Francisco in the top of the 9th and came around to score. Remained in the game and took over in right in the bottom of the 9th.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/30 BUF 1
COL 0
2B 2 0 0 0 0 0   .256 Batted ninth. G4, SH1, Fo5.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/30 ALB 2
SRC 0
DH 3 0 1 0 1 0   .286 Batted seventh. L8, BB, 2B9[11], G5.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/30 HIC 1
CRD 3
DH 3 0 0 0 1 1   .200 Batted lead-off. F5, G5, Ks, BB.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/30 NYY 2
LAD 3
RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279 Batted sixth. G4, G3, 2B7[12]. Threw out Hanley Ramirez at home in the bottom of the 3rd.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/30 GCLNYY1 9
GCLTOR 5
DH 2 1 1 1 3 1   .319 Batted third. Ks, BB, BB (R), 1B8 (RBI), BB.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/28 DNP                    

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/27 DNP                     Next start: August 1 vs Diamondbacks.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/25 DNP                     Next start: July 31 vs Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/25 DNP                     Next start: July 31 vs Dodgers.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/29 DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE 7/30 AKR 4
NBR 5
95-63 24 6.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 3.84 Left the game in the bottom of the 7th with Akron up 3-2.
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/30 ALB 2
SRC 0
20-9 4 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.18 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Sacramento down 2-0.
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/22 DNP                     Placed on 7-day disabled list on July 26 with sore right achilles. [MiLB.com]
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/29 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/27 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/29 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/25 DNP                     Next start: July 31 vs Pawtucket.

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So Taguchi, Masumi Kuwata, and Shingo Takatsu are scheduled to make appearances at events for MLB Japan at three locations in Japan.

August 10 at LaLaport Koshien (Hyogo) - Taguchi
August 17 at Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu (Tokyo) - Kuwata
August 27 at Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima (Mie) - Takatsu

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2013

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[7/27/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Gosuke Katoh

by on Jul.27, 2013 @ 5:08 pm, under MLB
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From July 26:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/26 MIL 3
COL 8
RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .296 Batted second. 1B8, G5, 1B7 (RBI; R), G6 (force). Made a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 5th. Extended hitting streak to seven games (10-for-29).
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/26 BUF 4
TOL 2
2B 3 0 1 0 0 0   .281 Batted ninth. F7, G4, 1B3.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/25 DNP                    
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/26 HIC 1
KAN 2
LF 2 0 0 0 0 1   .130 Entered the game as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the 5th. E3 (throwing, force attempt), Ks.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/26 TBR 10
NYY 6
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274 Batted second. L1, G6 (force), F9. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Hitting streak ended at five games.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/26 GCLPHI 11
GCLNYY1 4
2B 5 0 1 0 0 0   .315 Batted lead-off. F8, 1B8, G6 (force), F7, G3.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/26 CHC 3
SFG 2
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Pablo Sandoval in the bottom of the 9th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/22 DNP                     Next start: July 27 vs Indians.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/25 DNP                     Next start: July 31 vs Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/25 DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/24 DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE 7/24 DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/26 SRC 9
LVG 3
20-12 5 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.27 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with runners on first and third, two out, and Sacramento up 8-2.
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/22 DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/26 SWB 6
LOU 5
28-21 8 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.33 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Scranton up 4-3. Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Scranton up 4-3. (H, 4).
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/23 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/23 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/25 DNP                      

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[7/25/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Jul.25, 2013 @ 3:29 pm, under MLB
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From July 24:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/24 SDP 1
MIL 3
RF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .294 Batted second. F8, 1B9 (R), G4, HBP (SB; R). Made a nice running catch in the top of the 6th. Extended hitting streak to five games (7-for-21).
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/24 COL 2
BUF 3
2B 3 0 0 0 1 0   .276 Batted second. G6 (DP), BB, G3, G4.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/24 CSP 2
SRC 5
2B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .281 Batted seventh. G5, Ks, G5, F7.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/23 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/24 NYY 1
TEX 3
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .276 Batted second. 1B8 (SB), G6, G1, G5. Extended hitting streak to four games (4-for-17).
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/24 GCL PIT 8
GCL NYY1 6
2B 5 0 1 1 0 1   .342 Batted second. F7, 1B9 (RBI), G3, Kl, F7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/24 CIN 8
SFG 3
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jake Dunning in the bottom of the 4th. G5.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/22 DNP                     Next start: July 27 vs Indians.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/20 DNP                     Next start: July 25 vs Twins.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/20 DNP                     Next start: July 25 vs Rangers.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/24 COL 2
BUF 3
108-68 30 7.0 7 3 1 1 6 0 3.97 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Columbus down 3-2. (L, 2-6).
Toru Murata CLE 7/24 AKR 2
BOW 3
96-65 24 6.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 3.90 Left the game in the bottom of the 7th with the score tied at two. (WP 1).
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/24 CSP 2
SRC 5
29-19 8 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.41 Entered the game in the top of the 6th with Sacramento up 4-2. Left in the top of the 7th with a runner on first and two out. (H, 6).
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/22 DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/23 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/23 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/23 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/19 DNP                     Next start: July 25 vs Pawtucket.

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[7/21/2013] Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Jul.21, 2013 @ 8:40 pm, under MLB
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From July 20:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/20 MIA 0 @ MIL 6 RF 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .294 Batted lead-off. 1B5 (R), F9, 1B8 (RBI, R), Ks, G3.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/20 TOL 12 @ BUF 3 2B 0 0 0 0 2 0   .353 Entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 6th. BB, BB.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/20 SRC 6 @ SLC 7 3B 4 3 1 0 1 2   .283 Batted eighth. BB (R), F8, Ks (WP, R), 1B9 (R), Ks.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/15 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/20 NYY 5 @ BOS 2 RF 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 .278 Batted second. L5 (DP), G2, G4, G4 (force, R), F6. Made a nice sliding catch to end the 3rd inning.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/20 GCLNYY1 2 @ GCLHOU 1 2B 4 0 1 2 0 2   .314 Batted third. 3B9 (two RBI), G3, Ks, Kl.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/20 ARI 3 @ SFG 4 PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Javier Lopez in the bottom of the 8th. G4 (force).

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/6 DNP                     Next start: July 22 vs Yankees.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/20 SEA 4 @ HOU 2 87-60 29 7.0 7 2 2 2 7 0 2.99 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Seattle up 4-2. (W, 9-4). ... Next start: July 25 vs Twins.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/20 NYY 5 @ BOS 2 104-72 27 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 2.65 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with New York up 4-2. (WP 2, HBP 1). (W, 9-6).
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/19 DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE 7/19 DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/20 SRC 6 @ SLC 7 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with none on, two out, and Sacramento down 7-6.
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/20 CSP 6 @ TUC 2 8-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.46 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Colorado Springs up 6-2.
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/18 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/19 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/19 DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/19 DNP                      

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[7/20/2013] Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Jul.20, 2013 @ 2:40 pm, under MLB
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From July 19:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/19 MIA 0 @ MIL 2 RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .292 Batted lead-off. G5, BB, BB, F7.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/19 TOL 1 @ BUF 2 SS 3 1 1 0 0 0   .353 Batted second. 1B7 (R), F7, SH2, G6.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/18 DNP                    
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/15 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/19 NYY 2 @ BOS 4 RF/CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .283 Batted second. G6, F5, F9, 1B7. Moved from right to center in the bottom of the 5th.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/19 GCLHOU 4 @ GCLNYY1 3 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0   .318 Batted third. L8, 1B7, F8, F7, G3 (force, R).
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/19 ARI 0 @ SFG 2 LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .286 Batted seventh. BB, L9, F7. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/6 DNP                     Next start: July 22 vs Yankees.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/14 DNP                     Next start: July 20 vs Astros.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/12 DNP                     Next start: July 20 vs Red Sox.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/19 COL 7 @ LHV 2 83-57 23 6.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 4.26 Left the game in the bottom of the 7th with Columbus up 7-1. (W, 2-5).
Toru Murata CLE 7/19 AKR 3 @ HAR 1 92-58 24 7.0 3 1 1 1 4 1 3.96 Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Akron up 2-1. (W, 4-5).
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/19 SRC 18 @ SLC 7 12-6 4 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.64 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Sacramento up 13-6.
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/12 DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/18 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/19 NYY 2 @ BOS 4 13-5 3 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.98 Entered the game in the top of the 7th with one out, none on, and Boston up 3-2. (H, 16).
Koji Uehara BOS 7/19 NYY 2 @ BOS 4 7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.66 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. (S, 9).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/19 NOR 6 @ CHR 3 94-64 25 6.1 6 3 3 3 4 1 5.67 Left the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, one out, and Norfolk down 3-2.

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Isao Ojimi was named chief Japan scout by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Source: official press release

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[7/13/2013] Norichika Aoki, Kensuke Tanaka, Gosuke Katoh, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Jul.13, 2013 @ 5:31 pm, under MLB
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From July 12:

Hitters

Player Tm Last Gm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL 7/12 MIL 1 @ ARI 2 RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296 Batted lead-off. G6, G1, G4, Fo3 (bunt), F7. Made a nice leaping catch in the 6th inning. ... Rangers reportedly interested in Aoki. [Jon Morosi Tweet 1, Tweet 2, Tweet 3 7/12/2013]
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/12 TOR 5 @ BAL 8 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .213 Batted ninth. L3, BB, G1 (force), G4.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/12 FRE 3 @ SRC 9 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1   .275 Batted seventh. Ks, G4, G5, 1B8 (RBI).
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX 7/5 DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/12 MIN 0 @ NYY 2 RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275 Batted second. G6, G4, G4, BB.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/12 GCLNYY1 7 @ GCLTOR 1 2B 4 1 4 2 1 0   .364 Batted second. BB (SB), 1B8, 2B8 (two RBI, R), 1B8, 2B7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF 7/12 SFG 10 @ SDP 1 LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 .400 Batted seventh. Fo4, 1B4, BB (R), 1B5 (bunt, R). Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX 7/6 DNP                      
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 5/26 DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/9 DNP                     Next start: July 14 vs Angels.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/12 MIN 0 @ NYY 2 90-52 23 5.0 6 0 0 2 5 0 2.65 Left the game in the top of the 6th with a 2-0 lead. (WP 1). (W, 8-6).
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE 7/12 TOL 1 @ COL 2 104-66 29 7.0 6 1 1 2 9 1 4.55 Left the game in the top of the 8th with the score tied at one.
Toru Murata CLE 7/7 DNP                     Next start: July 14 vs Altoona.
Hideki Okajima OAK 7/12 FRE 3 @ SRC 9 16-9 6 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.77 Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Sacramento up 8-2.
Hisanori Takahashi COL 7/12 SLC 7 @ CSP 5 28-16 6 1.0 2 3 3 1 2 0 4.58 Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Colorado Springs up 4-1. Left in the top of the 8th with a runner on second, no out, and Colorado Springs up 4-3. (H, 6).
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 7/9 DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/9 DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS 7/12 BOS 4 @ OAK 2 14-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.79 Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. (S, 8).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL 7/11 DNP                      

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[7/10/2013] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Kensuke Tanaka, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jul.10, 2013 @ 4:05 pm, under MLB
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From July 9:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL DNP                   Scratched from Tuesday's game with left elbow tightness. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt 7/10/2013]
Munenori Kawasaki TOR DNP                    
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK SRC 3 @ CSP 10 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2   .275 Batted second. Ks, 1B9, G3, G1, Kl.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY KCR 3 @ NYY 1 RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278 Batted second. 1B9, G6, G4, G4.
Gosuke Katoh NYY GCLPIT 10 @ GCLNYY1 2 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0   .333 Batted second. 1B4 (R), E6, 1B9. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th.
Kensuke Tanaka SF NYM 10 @ SFG 6 LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .250 Batted second. L7, L4, 1B8, BB (R), G4.  Made a nice leaping catch at the wall in the 2nd inning. ... Giants purchased his contract from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: July 11 vs Orioles.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA BOS 11 @ SEA 8 61-44 18 3.0 8 6 6 0 3 3 2.97 Left the game in the top of the 4th with Seattle up 7-6. (WP 1).
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: July 12 vs Twins [Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013]
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: July 12 vs Toledo.
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 3 @ CSP 10 28-23 10 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 1 3.90 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Sacramento down 8-1. Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with Sacramento down 10-3.
Hisanori Takahashi COL DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY ROC 7 @ SWB 8 38-24 9 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 Entered the game in the top of the 5th Scranton down 5-3. Left the game in the top of the 7th with Scranton up 7-5.
Junichi Tazawa BOS BOS 11 @ SEA 8 24-13 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.15 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 11-7.
Koji Uehara BOS BOS 11 @ SEA 8 7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.88 Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 11-8. (S, 6).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                     Next start: July 11 vs Gwinnett.

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Scouts from six MLB teams, including the Yankees and Rangers, were at Tuesday's Nippon Ham-Rakuten game at Tokyo Dome.l

Source: Daily Sports 7/10/2013

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Hideki Matsui will be a special guest commentator for NHK BS1's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game on the 16th (17th Japan time).

Source: Daily Sports 7/10/2013

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Former Yomiuri Giant Hiroki Sanada made the CPBL All-Star roster as a member of the Brother Elephants.  Sanada has so far appeared in forty games and has recorded a league-leading eighteen holds.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

[7/8/2013] Norichika Aoki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Jul.08, 2013 @ 2:39 pm, under MLB
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From July 7:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL NYM 2 @ MIL 1 RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .298 Batted lead-off. Ks, G3, G3, 1B4 (SB). Extended hitting streak to seven games (14-for-33).
Munenori Kawasaki TOR MIN 5 @ TOR 11 PR/2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Edwin Encarnacion in the bottom of the 7th. Took over at second in the top of the 8th.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK SRC 3 @ FRE 2 SS 4 1 1 0 0 0   .274 Batted second. 2B9 (SB, R), G1, E4 (PO), G6 (DP).
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY BAL 2 @ NYY 1 RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .276 Batted second. Ks, G5, F9, Ks. Hitting streak ended at six games.
Gosuke Katoh NYY DNP                    
Kensuke Tanaka SF SRC 3 @ FRE 2 LF 2 0 1 0 0 0   .327 Entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the 4th. 1B7, G1.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: July 11 vs Orioles.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: July 9 vs Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY BAL 2 @ NYY 1 88-53 25 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 2.77 Left the game in the top of the 8th with New York up 1-0.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE LOU 4 @ COL 0 82-60 28 7.2 8 4 4 0 6 1 5.01 Left the game in the top of the 8th with a runner on second, two out, and Columbus down 3-0. (L, 1-5).
Toru Murata CLE AKR 7 @ RIC 15 77-46 18 2.0 11 9 9 2 3 1 4.11 Left the game in the bottom of the 3rd with Akron down 9-3. (L, 3-4).
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 3 @ FRE 2 12-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.51 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on second, two out, and Sacramento up 3-2. (H, 5).
Hisanori Takahashi COL DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS BOS 0 @ LAA 3 7-2 3 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.00 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 2-0. Left with a runner on first, one out, and Boston down 3-0.
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                      

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Sponichi and Sanspo have posted portions of Hideki Matsui's chat with the media after tossing batting practice at Staten Island on Saturday.

First Sponichi:

Your skin is very white.

I take pride in that.

How did you come about this opportunity to toss batting practice?

I spoke to the GM about a number of things in the spring and they were checking to see if there was something I could do.  I told them I could not do anything on a full-time basis, but might be able to toss some BP at one of the facilities close to me.  They said that would be great.

Any chances you might join the organization?

It is nothing like that.  I am just here to help.  Also to shape-up.  That is all.

Are you satisfied with how you threw the ball?

If they say my pitches were easy to hit, then that is fine.  I am not really sure how to grade myself.

Have you been working out?

Not really.  I have a tendency to gain weight and that worries me.

How is your weight since your press conference last year?

I was at my max weight back then.

Did you know anyone on the team?

I did some rehab here a while back so there were some people on the staff I recognized.

Do you feel any different after interacting with all these young players?

Not really.  I am no longer thinking like a player.  I am 100% on the side of support.  I want to see them have good years and move up to the next level.

Source: Sponichi 7/8/2013

Now Sanspo:

Brings back memories, having [the media] around like this.

What was it like out there?

I am thinking about this over the long-term.  Nothing right away, I am not thinking about doing something right now.

Were you satisfied with your pitches?

You should ask them.  If they say my pitches were easy to hit, then that is good.

You threw 122 pitches.

I was not throwing at full strength so no problem.

What about hitting grounders?

I have never hit grounders, so I do not think I can do that.  I am not a coach.  I am just here to help.

Are you trying to give back to the team that supported you?

You are taking this too seriously.  This is just me helping.  I just want to have a good workout with the younger players and if I can avoid getting fat in the process, great.

Did you do anything to prepare?

I played some light catch near my house yesterday.  That is basically it.

How often do you exercise?

I am not doing anything right now.  Really.  I tend to get fat so I am worried about that.

Source: Sanspo 7/8/2013