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[10/5/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Shunsuke Watanabe

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 9:11 pm, under MLB
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Toronto Blue Jays

The latest on Munenori Kawasaki, from MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm:

... The decision to outright Kawasaki off the 40-man roster was a mere formality because of a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a free agent at the end of the season.

... "He's eligible for free agency, it's just a clause in his contract," Anthopoulos said. "Just about every Japanese player that comes over now, they're not part of the reserve. You don't get them for six or seven years and go through arbitration unless they're an amateur and so on.

"I think we'll look to bring him back. I think that goes without saying. I haven't talked to him. I don't know what his desires are. I don't think the finances have ever been an issue for him. My understanding is he can make more money in Japan, but he's wanted to play here. We'll see. I don't know what his goals are for the offseason, but at some point we'll sit down with him."

Source: MLB.com 10/4/2014

Lancaster Barnstormers

Shunsuke Watanabe and Yusuke Kajimoto helped the Barnstormers win the Atlantic League Championship.

Kajimoto
Playoffs: 7 G, 8-for-23, 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, .348/.400/.565
Season: 96 G, 105-for 371, 66 R, 16 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 48 BB, 65 SO, .283/.369/.364

Watanabe
Playoffs: 2 G, 2 GS, 1-1, 14.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 13 SO, 1.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Season: 36 G, 16 GS, 8-2, 120.1 IP, 97 H, 49 R 45 ER, 33 BB, 91 SO, 3.36 ERA, 1.08 WHIP

Division Series - Game 1: Gailen, Schwinden Lead 'stormers To Win | Game 2: Somerset Centers On Game Two Win | Game 3: Barnstormers Lose Game 3 | Game 4: Kajimoto Sends Series To Game Five | Game 5: Barnstormers Head To Texas For Finals
Championship Series - Game 1: Barnstormers Grab Opener | Game 2: Watanabe Pitches Barnstormers To Edge Of Title Game 3: The Barnstormers Are Champions!

Watanabe (38) plans to attend the winter league in Venezuela. He will also try to get an invite to spring training next year. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014

[9/29/2014] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.29, 2014 @ 2:46 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/28 NYY 9
BOS 5
RF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .284
Batted lead-off. G4, 3B9[2] two RBI[21,22]-R[42], G4. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 5th. Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014, Sponichi 9/29/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/28 KCR 6
CWS 4
RF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .285
Batted second. L3b, 1B8, 1B7. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 5th. Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014, Sponichi 9/29/2014
Munenori Kawasaki KCR 9/28 BAL 1
TOR 0
3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Batted sixth. G4, L8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014, Sponichi 9/29/2014

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[9/27/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Sep.27, 2014 @ 6:11 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/26 KCR 3
CWS 1
RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .283
Batted second. 3B9[6] one RBI[42]-R[63], L7, G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014, Sponichi 9/27/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/26 BAL 2
TOR 4
3B 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 .261
Batted seventh. 1B4b one RBI[16], 1B4 one RBI[17], G6. Committed a throwing error[7] in the top of the 4th. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014, Sponichi 9/27/2014, Sponichi 9/27/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/26 LAA 3
SEA 4
80-56 23 6.1 4 2 2 0 4 2 3.52
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th, with one out, none on, and Seattle up 4-2 due to a possible injury. Picked up the win. (W, 15-9). Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014, Sponichi 9/27/2014, MLB.com Highlights

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[9/26/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Koji Uehara

by on Sep.26, 2014 @ 5:37 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/25 BAL 5
NYY 6
RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .282
Batted eighth. Ks, G4, BB-R[41], G1. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/25 KCR 6
CWS 3
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Batted second. L8, F9, 1B7, Ks. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/25 SEA 7
TOR 5
2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .255
Batted second. Kl, G4, BB-R[31], G6f. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/25 BAL 5
NYY 6
95-68 27 8.0 3 2 2 0 9 2 3.71
Started the game. Left after eight innings with New York up 5-2. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/25
Gm 2
NYM 0
WSN 3
24-15 7 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.89
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with New York down 3-0. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/25 TBR 1
BOS 11
7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 11-1. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014

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[9/25/2015] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.25, 2014 @ 6:18 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/24 BAL 9
NYY 5
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Eury Perez in the bottom of the 9th. Fo5. Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014, Sponichi 9/25/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/24 KCR 4
CLE 6
RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .283
Batted second. G1, F8(DP), 1B9-R[62], L7, G6. Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014, Sponichi 9/25/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/24 SEA 0
TOR 1
3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .259
Batted seventh. G4, G4(DP), BB-R[30]. Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014, Sponichi 9/25/2014

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[9/24/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.25, 2014 @ 1:41 am, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/23 BAL 5
NYY 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .285
Batted eighth. L1, 2B9[13], Ks, G6. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/23 KCR 7
CLE 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .284
Batted second. Ks, 2B7[22], L7, G1. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/23 SEA 2
TOR 10
3B-2B 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 .261
Batted fifth. Ks, F8, G4f one RBI[15]-R[29], HBP, G4. Moved from third to second in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/23 TBR 6
BOS 2
1-1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.86
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with a runner on first, two out, and Boston down 5-1. Got the one batter he faced, Wil Myers, to fly out to left. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/23 NYM 2
WSN 4
4-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.98
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on third, two out, New York down 4-2. Got the one batter he faced, Wilson Ramos, to strikeout swinging. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014

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[9/22/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Sep.22, 2014 @ 3:26 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/21 TOR 2
NYY 5
RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .285
Batted eighth. 2B9[12], 1B7-SB[13] (second base), Ks, G3. Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/21 DET 2
KCR 5
RF 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 .282
Batted second. G6, BB, 3B9[5] two RBI[39,40], L6. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/21 TOR 2
NYY 5
3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .265
Batted sixth. 2B9[7], Kl, G4, G3. Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014,

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/21 SEA 3
HOU 8
88-51 23 4.1 6 4 4 3 8 0 3.54
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 5th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 4-3. (WP 1, IBB 1). Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 9/21 TOR 2
NYY 5
70-48 21 5.1 5 1 1 0 4 0 2.47
Started the game. Left in the top of the 6th with runners on first and second, one out, and New York up 2-1. Got the win. (W, 13-4). (HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014, MLB.com Highlights, Standing Ovation, Post-game Press Conference
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/21 NYM 10
ATL 2
11-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with New York up 7-2. Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/21 LAD 8
CHC 5
22-14 6 1.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4.85
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Chicago down 6-4. Left after an inning of work with Chicago down 7-4. Nikkan Sports 9/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Sponichi 9/22/2014

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[9/21/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.21, 2014 @ 3:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/20 TOR 6
NYY 3
RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .283
Batted eighth. G4, 1B6, 1B8, G4f. Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Sponichi 9/21/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/20 DET 3
KCR 2
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282
Batted second. SH1, SH1, G4, G6, G4. Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Sponichi 9/21/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/20 TOR 6
NYY 3
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .266
Entered the game in the top of the 6th as a pinch-hitter for Steve Tolleson. Remained in the game as the second baseman. BB, Ks. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Sponichi 9/21/2014

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[9/20/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 5:12 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .280
Batted ninth. 1B8-R[39], BB, F8. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/19 DET 10
KCR 1
RF-LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Batted second. 1B8, G4, 1B7. Made a nice catch in right in the top of the 1st. Moved from right to left in the top of the 6th. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Fourth straight multi-hit game; seventh multi-hit game in last ten games. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .267
Batted seventh. 1B7, L3, L7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
100-65 27 6.2 7 3 2 0 7 1 3.77
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and New York up 5-3. Recorded the win. (W, 11-9). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/19 BOS 5
BAL 3
9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.87
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied at three. Picked up the win. (W, 4-3). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/19 LAD 14
CHC 5
10-5 3 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.25
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Chicago down 14-3. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

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[9/19/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 5:04 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/18 TOR 2
NYY 3
2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Batted sixth. G5, G4, 1B9, G1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/18 LAD 8
CHC 4
80-50 18 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 3.22
Started the game. Left after five full innings with Chicago up 4-1. He was not involved in the final decision. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: Kl, F9. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/18 BOS 2
PIT 3
13-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Boston down 3-1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

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