03-21-2012, 04:41 PM #1
Nishioka 3, Pawtucket 4
In a AAA game today against the Red Sox AAA affliate (Pawtucket), Rochester lost 4-3.
PJ Walters started and gave up just two hits in three scoreless innings. The Red Wings got their runs thanks to Tsuyoshi Nishoka. The infielder hit a two run doubles, stole 3B and then scored on a wild pitch to give the Red Wings a 3-0 lead. But Deolis Guerra gave up a 3-run homer in the 8th inning that tied the game, and Sam Deduno took the loss by allowing a solor home run in the 9th.
03-21-2012, 04:51 PM #2
I don't think he ever sees Major League Baseball again. I would assume he'll end up back in Japan by the end of the year if not sooner.
03-21-2012, 05:02 PM #3
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03-22-2012, 12:35 AM #5
03-22-2012, 09:41 AM #6
Good for Nishi... I think his biggest problem right now is confidence (as I have a hard time believing that the Twins missed thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat much on him)... If he gets that back, don't be surprised if he returns to MLB...
03-22-2012, 11:24 AM #7
Maybe the Twins bring him back to the majors in June and audition him as trade bait...I think they'd still have to eat a majority of his contract though.