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[6/16/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Kensuke Tanaka, Koji Uehara

by on Jun.16, 2013 @ 5:08 pm, under MLB
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From June 15:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
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).
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DNP                    
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
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.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: June 18 vs Athletics.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: June 16 vs Athletics.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                      
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: June 17 vs Pawtucket
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
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).
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
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

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The Samurai San Diego named former Seibu and Yokohama pitcher Yoshihiro Doi their new pitching coach on Saturday.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2013

Yoshihiro Doi announces retirement

by on Oct.09, 2012 @ 4:43 pm, under NPB
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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’s personal losing streak continues, now four in a row

by on Jul.29, 2012 @ 8:43 pm, under Other
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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

From the Maui News' Robert Collias:

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.

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Season Stats

W L ERA G GS SHO SV IP SO BB H R ER
3 4 5.46 7 7 0 0 33.0 8 20 31 27 20

7/17/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.17, 2012 @ 3:34 pm, under MLB
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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]

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Norichika Aoki (MIL) participated in an autograph session on Monday -- 378 fans lined up for his signature.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012

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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).

6/16/2012: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Yu Darvish, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.16, 2012 @ 3:41 pm, under MLB
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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 SportsSponichi]

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]

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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.

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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

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Yoshihiro Doi joined the Na Koa Ikaika Maui pitcher/coach.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012

Rakuten Eagles give Yoshihiro Doi a tryout

by on Apr.12, 2012 @ 4:19 pm, under NPB
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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.

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NPB Career Stats

Year Team G W L SV CG SHO BF IP H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
1998 SEI 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 27.00
1999 SEI 29 1 1 0 0 0 139 34.1 24 0 15 2 27 2 0 10 9 2.36
2000 SEI 55 3 1 0 0 0 210 49.2 44 4 19 0 30 1 1 18 16 2.90
2001 SEI 39 0 1 0 0 0 101 25.0 18 1 7 2 23 2 1 11 10 3.60
2002 SEI 50 1 4 0 0 0 179 43.2 30 3 14 3 41 1 0 14 13 2.68
2003 SEI 40 1 2 1 0 0 145 34.1 39 7 7 1 27 0 0 16 16 4.19
2004 YOK 18 5 5 0 0 0 330 80.1 89 14 11 4 67 0 0 41 37 4.15
2005 YOK 26 10 11 0 4 1 675 164.2 160 30 30 7 106 4 0 80 70 3.83
2006 YOK 14 3 7 0 0 0 359 80.2 106 14 21 4 39 0 0 54 54 6.02
2007 YOK 18 7 8 0 0 0 398 92.2 104 15 23 7 43 0 1 51 46 4.47
2008 YOK 8 0 4 0 0 0 127 27.2 41 6 6 1 16 0 0 23 23 7.48
2009 SEI 12 0 1 0 0 0 44 10.2 10 0 0 2 7 0 0 7 6 5.06
2010 SEI 25 0 0 0 0 0 89 18.0 24 1 11 1 10 0 0 16 13 6.50
Totals 335 31 45 1 4 1 2805 663.0 693 96 166 34 437 10 3 345 317 4.30

4/1/2012: Takashi Saito, Ryota Igarashi, Yoshihiro Doi

by on Apr.01, 2012 @ 3:15 pm, under MLB
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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. [SanspoNikkan Sports]

Colorado Rockies 3 - Chicago White Sox 1
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) started in left and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-2: fly out to left, walk, strikeout swinging. [Daily 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]

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Ryota Igarashi (TOR) threw forty-four pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.

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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.

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) threw fifty-five pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.

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According to a number of reports (Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi), the Baltimore Orioles released Yoshihiro Doi on Saturday because.  Age was cited as a reason.

3/21/2012: Munenori Kawasaki, Hiroki Kuroda, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Mar.21, 2012 @ 6:52 pm, under MLB
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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]

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Sanspo notes that Norichika Aoki (MIL) is probably the fifth outfielder right now.

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Yu Darvish's (TEX) workouts on Tuesday included playing catch, infield drills, and weight training.

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Yoshihiro Doi (BAL) tossed a shutout inning in relief (7th inning) in a minor league game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

1/31/2011: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Koji Uehara, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jan.31, 2012 @ 11:06 am, under MLB
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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.

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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."

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Via Sponichi, The Daily News' Andy Martino reports that the New York Mets are interested in Kosuke Fukudome.  A snip:

... 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.

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Sponichi reports that KOMO News incorrectly pronounced Hisashi Iwakuma's name HIGH-SA-SHI, instead of HE-SA-SHI, during a recent news broadcast.

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Yu Darvish made Dayn Perry's "What you should watch for in 2012" list.

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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.

Yoshihiro Doi agrees to minor league deal with Baltimore Orioles

by on Jan.14, 2012 @ 3:32 pm, under MLB
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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.