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[4/19/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 4:20 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/18 NYY 5
TBR 11
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .355
Batted ninth. 1B5b (challenged, overturned from force), E6c, G5, G1. Made a nice catch in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014,
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/18 MIN 0
KCR 5
RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .264
Batted lead-off. Ks, 1B5-R[7], G4, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/18 TOR 3
CLE 2
2B 5 0 1 1 1 1 3 .250
Batted second. F8, Ks, SH1, 1B8-RBI[1], BB. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/18 RRE 2
OMA 3
2B 3 0 0 0 1 1   .366
Batted lead-off. Ks, BB-SB[3] (third base), F5, G6(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 4/18 NYY 5
TBR 11
99-58 24 5.2 7 3 3 2 2 0 4.07
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 4/18 NOZ 1
IOW 0
101-69 28 8.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 0.84
Started the game. Took the loss (L, 2-1). Sponichi 4/19/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/18 LHV 5
SWB 2
24-17 8 1.0 3 3 3 0 2 0 6.75
Entered the game in the top of the 11th with the score tied at two. Took the loss (L, 0-1). (HBP, 2). Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

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[4/16/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:45 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/15 KCR 4
HOU 2
RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Batted lead-off. G6, BB, 1B7-R[5], G1, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/15 TOR 9
MIN 3
2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .400
Batted second. G2b-BAT INT, Fo5, 2B7[1]-R[1], 1B8, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/15 FRE 4
SRC 7
3B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .156
Batted seventh. Ks, F8, HBP, F8, Ks. Daily Sports 4/16/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/15 RRE 0
OMA 6
2B 3 0 1 0 0 1   .375
Batted ninth. 1B9, Ks, G3. Daily Sports 4/16/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/15 BOX 1
CWS 2
19-13 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with game tied at one. Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014, Sponichi 4/16/2014

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[4/13/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 7:36 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/12 BOS 4
NYY 7
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the top of the 9th.
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/12 KCR 1
MIN 7
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Batted lead-off. G1, G6, G6, Fo7. Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014, Sponichi 4/13/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/12 PAW 2
BUF 3
SS 2 0 0 0 0 0   .286
Batted ninth. SH1, F7, G5. Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/12 RRE 16
CSP 12
DH 4 3 2 1 1 0   .379
Batted ninth. G3, 1B7-R[9], BB-R[10], F9, 1B9-RBI[4]-R[11]. Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 4/12 BOS 4
NYY 7
97-59 29 6.1 6 4 4 3 5 1 3.86
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, one out, and New York up 6-2. Recorded the victory (W, 2-1). Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014, Sponichi 4/13/2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 4/12 LVG 1
FRE 0
88-62 24 7.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 2.25
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: G6, L4. Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014, Sponichi 4/13/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 4/12 IOW 5
MRB 0
93-68 24 6.2 4 0 0 0 10 0 0.68
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 7th with runners on first and third, two out, and Chicago up 2-0. Got the win (W, 2-0). Went 0-for-2 at the plate: E3, G5, SH1. Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/12 COL 4
LOU 12
67-48 23 4.1 9 6 6 0 4 1 10.13
Entered the game in the bottom of the 1st with a runner on second, two out, and Columbus down 5-2. He allowed the inherited runner to score before getting out of the inning. (HBP 1).

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[4/10/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Koji Uehara, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.10, 2014 @ 9:16 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/9 BAL 5
NYY 4
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Kelly Johnson in the bottom of the 9th. Set record for a Japanese player by appearing in his 3,018th career NPB (951) + MLB (2067) game. The previous record of 3,017 was set by Katsuya Nomura between 1954 and 1980. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/9 TBR 3
KCR 7
RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .345
Batted lead-off. G1, F8, 3B9[2] RBI[1]-R, Ks. Extended hitting streak to five games. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/9 BUF 5
LHV 3
SS 1 0 0 0 0 0   .182
BUF 0
LHV 1
SS 2 0 0 0 0 1   .154
Gm 1: Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Juan Francisco in the top of the 10th. Remained in the game at short in the bottom half of the inning. G6. Gm 2: Batted ninth. G4, SH5, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/9 SRC 7
LVG 4
3B 3 0 0 0 1 0   .235
Batted seventh. E6, L8, BB, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/9 CSP 1
RRE 7
2B 3 1 1 0 1 0   .250
Batted ninth. BB-R, G6, 1B9-SB[2] (2nd base), G1. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/9 BAL 5
NYY 4
101-71 29 7.0 7 3 3 1 10 1 3.21
Started the game. No decision. Joined Allen Russell (1915) as the only two players in franchise history to record eight or more strikeouts in the first two games of their careers. Wife Mai Satoda was in the stands. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Daily Sports 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014, ZakZak 4/10/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/9 TEX 2
BOS 4
13-8 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and the game tied at one. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/9 TEX 2
BOS 4
11-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. Recorded a save (S, 2). Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/9 SWB 6
ROC 7
14-11 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Scranton down 7-6. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/9 LOU 4
COL 1
12-11 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Columbus down 4-1.

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[4/9/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.09, 2014 @ 5:45 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/8 BAL 14
NYY 5
CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Entered the game on defense in center in the top of the 9th. G4. He played in the 3,017th game of his NPB (951) + MLB (2,066) career. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/8 TBR 1
KCR 0
RF 5 0 3 0 0 2 1 .360
Batted lead-off. 1B7-PO/CS[1] (2nd base), 1B5b, Ks, 1B7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/8 SRC 6
LVG 7
3B 3 0 0 1 0 1   .286
Batted seventh. Ks, G1f, SF7 (RBI), G6. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/8 CSP 4
RRE 1
DH 2 0 0 0 0 1   .273
CSP 0
RRE 6
2B 2 1 0 0 1 1   .231
Gm1: Batted ninth. G4(DP), Kl. Gm2: Batted ninth. BB(R), K(foul tip), G6. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014

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[3/31/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Hisashi Iwakuma, Yu Darvish

by on Mar.31, 2014 @ 5:36 pm, under MLB
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Chicago Cubs

New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka was given the 2014 James P. Dawson Award. From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

... The Yankees announced Saturday that Tanaka was the recipient of the 2014 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in Spring Training. Tanaka received the award in a ceremony before Saturday's game against the Marlins was cancelled due to rain.

Tanaka, 25, went 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in five appearances (three starts) this spring, allowing five earned runs in 21 innings. He led the team with 26 strikeouts while walking only three batters, permitting 15 hits.

Source: MLB.com 3/29/2014

Seattle Mariners

The latest on Hisashi Iwakuma, from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

Iwakuma playing long toss for now, will start throwing bullpens in about 10 days as returns from sprained finger tendon.

Source: Twitter 3/31/2014

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley:

... With pitching coach Mike Maddux monitoring him, Darvish had a 32-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park and reported no issues with the strained neck that has limited him. Darvish will rest on Monday and throw again on Tuesday.

Darvish was officially placed on the disabled list, with the move back-dated to March 21. He is eligible to return on Saturday. Darvish last pitched in a game on March 16. He had been named to start the opener on Monday against Philadelphia.

Source: Dallas Morning News 3/30/2014

[3/30/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Mar.30, 2014 @ 6:07 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/29 KCR 2
MIL 7
RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292
Batted lead-off. Ks, G4, G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 4th. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/29 NYM 0
TOR 2
PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Dioner Navarro in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game at shortstop in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 3/29 NYM 0
TOR 2
  19 5.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 3.04
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, MLB.com Highlights

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[3/25/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tsuyoshi Wada, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Mar.25, 2014 @ 8:40 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/24 PHI 6
TOR 3
PR-3B-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Brett Lawrie in the bottom of the 6th. Remained in the game at third in the top of the 7th. Moved over to second in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 3/25/2014, Sponichi 3/25/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 3/24 OAK 2
TEX 6
2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .238
Batted ninth. G1 (SB), 1B5 (R), G3. Nikkan Sports 3/25/2014, Sponichi 3/25/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 3/24 STL 3
NYM 5
  23 6.0 3 1 1 3 5 0 3.86
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2014, Sponichi 3/25/2014MLB.com Highlights

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[3/22/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Yu Darvish, Shunsuke Watanabe

by on Mar.22, 2014 @ 9:09 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/21 PIT 0
NYY 4
DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .216
Batted ninth. 1B8, G4, G5. Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/21 TOR 5
TBR 0
3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Entered the game on denfense at third in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Shunsuke Watanabe Game 3/21   Pitched in a minor league game. Entered the game in the 6th and tossed two shutout innings in relief. Allowed one hit and struck out two. Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014

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[3/19/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Mar.19, 2014 @ 1:46 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/18 BOS 1
NYY 8
CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .200
Batted ninth. 1B8 RBI (R), G3, G6. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Sponichi 3/19/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/18 TOR 4
DET 18
PR-DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Adam Lind in the top of the 6th. Remained in the game as the designated hitter. (R), F7. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Sponichi 3/19/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 3/18 OAK 16
CWS 6
PH-3B 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 .667
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jake Elmore in the top of the 8th. 1B9 (R), 1B9 RBI. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Sponichi 3/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS 3/18 DET 4
NYM 5
  23 5.0 7 4 4 1 5 2 4.97
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014, Sponichi 3/19/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Yu Darvish Bullpen 3/18 30 Checked footage of his motion after the session. Sponichi 3/19/2014
Masahiro Tanaka Bullpen 3/18 32 Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014
Shunsuke Watanabe Game 3/18   Pitched in a minor league game. Entered the game in the 4th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Retired the side in order. Recorded one strikeout. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014

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