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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] Nikkan Sports: Masahiro Tanaka’s post-game press conference

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:32 am, under MLB
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Nikkan Sports posted Masahiro Tanaka's press conference after his first start at Yankee Stadium on the 9th.

How was your outing?

I think I hung in pretty good, but I do regret putting runners on and giving up the home run.

What pitch did the home run come on?

Slider.

How did this start compare with the one in Toronto?

I think about the same.

You gave up runs early in this game and the last.  What do you think is the reason?

With regards to that, it's something I have to work on, but whether two games is a lot, it's still too early to say.  This is not something I want to hear about after just two games.

Did you know the seventh inning was going to be your last before it started?

In terms of my pitch count, there was some talk about the sixth inning.  But the sixth inning ended quickly with a small number of pitches, so I figured I would probably pitch the seventh.  It was good that I was able to get through the seventh.

Did you think the seventh inning was going to be your last?

Yes, based on the pitch count.

Were you able to prepare properly on four days of rest?

I don't think there were any problems.

You threw over 100 pitches many times in Japan.  Could you have thrown over 100 today?

I probably could have.  But the time in between [starts] is two days shorter than Japan.  The season is also longer.  I am only thinking about doing what I have to, within the number of pitches set by the team.

Do you feel you can succeed in the Majors after pitching in two games?

It has only been two games.  It is not about whether I can or cannot, because this is something I must do.  People around me will determine my value, I just have to my job.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Nikkan Sports also posted Tanaka's interaction with the media regarding his intro music.

Tell us about the Momoiro Clover Z intro music from the 1st inning.

They made it for me.

Will that be your intro music?

I'm not sure what's going to happen.

What's the name of the song.

The name of the song?  It has not gone on sale yet.  Just wait about another month.

Is there a chance you will not be using it as your intro music after a month?

I'm not sure.  I think I will be using it.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

[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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[4/7/2014] Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Apr.07, 2014 @ 7:13 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/6 NYY 6
TOR 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .462
Batted eighth. Ks, Ks, 1B9-SB[1] (2nd base) [challenged, call stood], Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/6 BUF 8
ROC 6
SS 6 0 2 1 0 1   .200
Batted ninth. Kl, 2B9[1] RBI[1], G1, 1B8, F6, G3(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/6 SRC 9
SLC 6
2B 4 2 3 1 1 0   .364
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (2nd base)-R, 2B7[1] RBI[1], 1B8, 1B9-R, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/6 ORH 9
RRE 1
2B 2 0 0 0 1 0   .333
Batted ninth. L7, BB-SB[1] (2nd base), F8. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 4/6 TEX 3
TBR 0
89-65 29 7.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 1-0). WP. Became fastest starting pitcher to record 500 strikeouts. Victory was the thirtieth of his MLB career. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/6 SWB 5
SYR 0
8-6 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, one out, and Scranton up 5-0. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

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[4/6/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Apr.06, 2014 @ 6:43 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/5 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Batted lead-off. BB, F7, 2B9[2]-SB[1] (3rd base)-R, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/5 ORH 4
RRE 7
DH 4 2 2 1 0 1   .429
Batted ninth. HR9[1] RBI[1], Ks, 1B7-R, F6.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the game tied at six. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
28-18 6 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the game tied at six. Loaded the bases before getting the final out of the inning. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/5 AKR 3
BIN 0
65-43 19 5.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Start the game and recorded the victory (W, 1-0). HBP.

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[4/5/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 5:15 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/4 NYY 7
TOR 3
RF 5 2 3 0 0 1 4 .556
Batted seventh. Ks, 1B4 (R) [challenged, overturned], 1B7, G4, 1B1 (R). Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/4 CWS 5
KCR 7
RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 .231
Batted lead-off. 1B4 (R), F8, 2B9, BB, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Sponichi 4/5/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/4 SRC 4
SLC 13
3B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .143
Batted eighth. G1, G6, Ks, G5. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/4 ORH 0
RRE 5
2B 3 0 1 0 0 1   .333
Batted eighth. Ks, G4, 2B9. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/4 NYY 7
TOR 3
97-65 27 7.0 6 3 2 0 8 1 2.57
Started the game. Recorded the win (1-0). Victory was the 100th of his NPB (99), MLB (1) career (176th game). Ninth Japanese pitcher in MLB history to record a win in his first start/outing. Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014, ZakZak 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014, Sponichi 4/5/2014, MLB Highlight First K

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[4/4/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa

by on Apr.04, 2014 @ 6:23 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/3 NYY 4
HOU 2
RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .500
Batted eighth. 1B7 (R), G3, 2B7 (R), Kl. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/3 ROC 3
BUF 6
SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Batted ninth. Ks, F7, G6, G6. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/3 SRC 3
SLC 8
SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Batted ninth. F8, E6t, 1B9. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/3 ORH 7
RRE 6
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Chris Snyder in the bottom of the 11th. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/3 BOS 4
BAL 3
11-9 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-3. Recorded a hold (H, 1). Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/3 BOS 4
BAL 3
7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-3. Recorded a save (S, 1). Celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday. Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

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[4/2/2014] Yu Darvish, Hideki Matsui, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Apr.02, 2014 @ 9:02 pm, under MLB
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New York Yankees

  • Live Viewing information on Masahiro Tanaka's first MLB start on April 5. Source: official announcement
  • Hideki Matsui will appear in the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic on May 24 at Doubleday Field. Source: official announcement

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from ESPN's Richard Durrett:

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park on Tuesday and is getting closer to making his first start of the 2014 season.

When that occurs is still undecided, but Darvish can't come off the disabled list until Saturday. Starting Sunday in Tampa Bay or Monday in Boston seems quite possible, though the club isn't giving any timetables. They will discuss a plan after seeing how Darvish recovers from the bullpen session Wednesday, but both manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels indicated Monday that Darvish didn't necessarily need a rehab start before getting back in the rotation.

... Darvish, 27, hasn't thrown to hitters since March 16 in Arizona. But the club and Darvish feel that physically he's ready without needing any kind of rehab start in the minor leagues.

Source: ESPN 4/1/2014

[4/1/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Yu Darvish, Tomochika Tsuboi

by on Apr.01, 2014 @ 5:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/31 KCR 3
DET 4
RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Batted lead-off. G6, K (foul tip), E6, Ks, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/1/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 3/31 BOS 1
BAL 2
13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 2-1. Nikkan Sports 4/1/2014

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