Tag: Yoshihiro Doi
From June 15:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||MIL 6 @ CIN 0||RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.301||Batted lead-off. G5, G1 (DP), 2B9, G1. ... Has apparently made some headlines for giving a fan an "imaginary" baseball after catching a ball near the wall on Friday. According to Sponichi, Aoki felt he could not give the ball to the fan because it was not the end of the inning and instead sort of shook his hand (low five). [Sponichi 6/16/2013]|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||TOR 6 @ TEX 1||SS||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.221||Batted ninth. G4, 1B8, BB, G4 (force).|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||NYY 2 @ LAA 6||RF||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.267||Batted sixth. F7, 2B9 (CS), 1B1 (bunt; SB, SB), Ks. Made two nice catches during the game: sliding catch to end the 1st and a sliding catch in the 8th.|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||SLC 8 @ FRE 9||2B||6||1||3||1||0||1||.325||Batted lead-off. 1B8 (R), 1B8, 1B6, Ks, F7, L7. Committed a throwing error in the top of the 2nd.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: June 18 vs Athletics.|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: June 16 vs Athletics.|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||CLE||DNP||Next start: June 17 vs Pawtucket|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||RRE 4 @ ORH 6||29-20||7||2.0||0||0||0||0||4||0||4.65||Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Round Rock down 6-2. (HBP 1).|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||BOS 5 @ BAL 4||15-11||3||1.0||0||0||0||0||3||0||2.25||Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 5-2. (H, 12).|
|Tsuyoshi Wada||BAL||DNP||Next start: June 17 vs Indianapolis|
The Samurai San Diego named former Seibu and Yokohama pitcher Yoshihiro Doi their new pitching coach on Saturday.
Source: Sponichi 6/16/2013
Thirty-six-year-old Yoshihiro Doi announced today that he decided to retire as an active player. His new goal is to become a coach.
Doi signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in January this year and was later released in March. He finished out the year as a pitcher/pitching coach for the Na Koa Ikaika Maui baseball team of the NABL.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2012
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.
by Gen on Jul.17, 2012 @ 3:34 pm, under MLB
Tags: Hideki Matsui, Hisanori Takahashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Yoshihiro Doi, Yoshinori Tateyama
Games from July 16:
Seattle Mariners 9 - Kansas City Royals 4 [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second. He went 2-for-5: single to center (run scored), fly out to center, RBI triple to right, ground out to third, pop out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a defensive replacement at short in the bottom of the 2nd. He went 1-for-2: walk (run scored), ground out to short, single to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Cleveland Indians 3 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Hideki Matsui (TBP) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Sean Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th and struck out looking to end the game. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Detroit Tigers 8 - LA Angels 6
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Angels up 5-4, and was yanked after facing just one batter -- he allowed a single to Quintin Berry. Final line: 0.0 IP, 2-2, 1 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
St. Louis Cardinals 3 - Milwaukee Brewers 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-3: pop out to third in foul territory, fly out to left, ground out to second, walk (run scored). [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Scranton/WB 14 - Charlotte 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started in right and batted sixth. He went 3-for-5: strikeout looking, infield single, strikeout looking, single to left, RBI single to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Nashville 3 - Round Rock 1 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 9-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Norfolk 11 - Rochester 4 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted seventh. He went 3-for-4: single to left, double to left, ground out to second, single to right. He also committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 2nd. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Norichika Aoki (MIL) participated in an autograph session on Monday -- 378 fans lined up for his signature. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012
Nikkan Sports notes that Yoshihiro Doi is currently a pitcher / pitching coach for the Na Koa Ikaika Maui (his main job is as a pitching coach).
by Gen on Jun.16, 2012 @ 3:41 pm, under MLB
Tags: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Matsui, Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Takashi Saito, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Yoshihiro Doi, Yu Darvish
Games from June 15:
San Francisco Giants 4 - Seattle Mariners 2 [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, pop out to second, fly out to center, RBI ground out to the pitcher (force).
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Casper Wells in the bottom of the 8th. Kawasaki remained in the game and took over at short in the top of the 9th.
Tampa Bay Rays 11 - Miami Marlins 0
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fourth. He went 0-for-5: strikeout looking, ground out to second, fly out to center, fly out to left, fly out to center. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Chicago Cubs 3 - Boston Red Sox 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and gave up three runs over six innings of work. He took the loss and is 0-2. Final line: 6 IP, 93-62 NP-S, 26 BF, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Minnesota Twins 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to second, fly out to left, ground out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Texas Rangers 6 - Houston Astros 2
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up two runs over eight innings of work. He got the victory and improved to 8-4. Final line: 8 IP, 110-76 NP-S, 31 BF, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Rochester 4 - Louisville 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 1-for-4: single to center (stole second), line out to left, ground out to first, strikeout swinging, walk. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
The latest on Takashi Saito (ARI) from the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro:
Right-hander Takashi Saito (calf) was scheduled to throw again for Reno. Gibson said he wants Saito to prove he can be healthy and effective before they activate him from the disabled list. "I don't want to make a move on my team right now and then have him come up here and pitch a game or two and get hurt," Gibson said.
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) took early batting practice on Friday and told reporters that he was still a little worried about his right oblique. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012
Yoshihiro Doi joined the Na Koa Ikaika Maui pitcher/coach. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012
The Rakuten Eagles gave Yoshihiro Doi (35) a tryout at Kleenex Stadium on Wednesday -- he tossed two innings against Ni-gun players. A team rep told reporters, "[Doi] really wants to keep playing. We might need to give him another look."
Doi signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in January but was released on March 31 because of his age.
NPB Career Stats
by Gen on Apr.01, 2012 @ 3:15 pm, under MLB
Tags: Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Kosuke Fukudome, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Ryota Igarashi, Takashi Saito, Tsuyoshi Wada, Yoshihiro Doi
Exhibition games from March 31:
LA Dodgers 9 - Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the 9th, with Arizona down 9-3, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]
Texas Rangers 7 - Cleveland Indians 4
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the 7th, with the Rangers up 7-3, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports]
Milwaukee Brewers 10 - San Diego Padres 7
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a defensive replacement in left in the 5th inning. He went 0-for-2: ground out to second, reaches on E4. [Daily Sports]
Ryota Igarashi (TOR) threw forty-four pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.
The Mariners held general team workouts on Saturday that lasted about an hour and a half. Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, and other position players took fielding and batting practice. Hisashi Iwakuma threw forty pitches in the bullpen (focus on off-speed pitches).
Dustin Ackley and bench coach Robby Thompson left workouts early because they were not feeling well.
Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) threw fifty-five pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.
by Gen on Mar.21, 2012 @ 6:52 pm, under MLB
Tags: Hiroki Kuroda, Hisashi Iwakuma, Koji Uehara, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Ryota Igarashi, Takashi Saito, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Tsuyoshi Wada, Yoshihiro Doi, Yu Darvish
Exhibition games from March 20:
Arizona Diamondbacks 4 - San Francisco Giants 3
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the 4th inning, with Arizona up 3-2, and allowed a run on one hit over one inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo]
Texas Rangers 6 - Chicago Cubs 2
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the 6th inning, with the score tied at two, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo]
New York Yankees 10 - Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Ryota Igarashi (PIT) entered the game in the 5th inning, with the Pirates down 7-2, and allowed two runs on two hits over one inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 2 H, 2 R, 2 E, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo]
LA Dodgers 7 - Milwaukee Brewers 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 7th inning and grounded out to first. He was replaced on defense in the bottom of the inning. [Sanspo]
Seattle Mariners 8 - Cincinnati Reds 1
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted first. He went 3-for-5: bunt single, strikeout swinging, single to center (run scored), ground out to first, RBI single to left. Kawasaki moved over to third in the 6th. [Daily Sports]
Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the 6th inning and tossed three shutout innings in relief. Final line: 3 IP, 13 BF, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday. Kuroda also spent the latter part of the session working on his cutter under the watchful eye of pitching coach Larry Rothschild.
In seeing Andy Pettitte toss a bullpen session, Kuroda ssaid, "[Pettitte] can still pitch. He is thirty-nine and can still pitch. Watching him provided me with motivation."
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) played in a minor league game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. He started at short, batted second, and went 0-for-3.
Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) had the day off on Monday and threw twenty-five pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday. He is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Thursday.
Yoshihiro Doi (BAL) tossed a shutout inning in relief (7th inning) in a minor league game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka played catch at a max distance of about 30 meters on Monday. He then tossed his first bullpen session since 5/16/2011 -- 11 pitches to a standing catcher, 10 pitches to a squatting catcher with a little something extra on the last two pitches he threw. Assuming no problems on Tuesday, Matsuzaka could do long distance throwing on Wednesday and another bullpen session on Thursday.
Matsuzaka also visited Yoshihiro Doi (signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles) in Ft. Lauderdale and spent about two hours with him.
Koji Uehara is planning to return to the US in early February. On Monday, he played catch at a distance of about 60 meters.
"I am more or less ready to go," said Uehara. "I plan to toss two to three bullpen sessions before heading to America."
When asked about the trade rumors, he replied, "If it is going to happen, I hope it happens quickly."
... According to two team insiders, the club is looking for a veteran lefthanded bat for the bench, and is shopping in the aisle that includes Rick Ankiel, Kosuke Fukudome, Raul Ibanez and Johnny Damon.
The latter two, while bigger names, appear less of a fit, because of a presumed desire for more at-bats and less defensive versatility. But Ankiel or Fukudome could provide Terry Collins with a lefty pinch-hitter, occasional platoon partner for Jason Bay and insurance against an injury to, or disappointing performance from, Bay, Lucas Duda or Andres Torres.
Sponichi reports that KOMO News incorrectly pronounced Hisashi Iwakuma's name HIGH-SA-SHI, instead of HE-SA-SHI, during a recent news broadcast.
Yu Darvish made Dayn Perry's "What you should watch for in 2012" list.
Former Seibu Lion Tetsuya Iwasaki (29) left for the US on Monday to participate in the Arizona Winter League. Iwasaki wants a chance to pitch in the Majors and is willing to sign a minor league deal.
Nikkan Sports is reporting that Baltimore Orioles have signed Yoshihiro Doi (35) to a minor league contract.
Doi spent time playing for the Seibu Lions (1998-2004, 2009-2010) and Yokohama Bay Stars (2004-2008) before heading to the US in 2011, where he signed a deal with the Lancaster Barnstormers. However, due to work visa issues, Doi did not have a chance to pitch for Lancaster and returned to Japan.