Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Matsui, Ryota Igarashi

by on Mar.07, 2010 @ 12:53 pm, under MLB

...Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted second against the Atlanta Braves on the 6th.  He went 0-for-4 : ground out, strike out, ground out, ground out.


...Junichi Tazawa picked up his first save on the 6th against the Minnesota Twins.  He tossed two shutout innings while giving up just 1 hit.

...Daisuke Matsuzaka gave his shoulder a rest on the 6th and instead did other things like fielding drills.  Matsuzaka could start the season on the DL and get a start or two in the minors before making his way to the Majors.  Matsuzaka told reporters that he only has himself to blame for his current condition.


...Hideki Matsui's first game will be against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th (assuming the weather holds up).

Five pages will apparently be devoted to Matsui in the All-Star program.  It seems there will also be an article about him in the April edition of the Angels' program as well.


...Kosuke Fukudome went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a strike out against the Chicago White Sox on the 6th: GIDP, 2-run single, strike out.


...Hiroki Kuroda threw 36 pitches in the bullpen on the 6th.  He told reporters that he's feeling better this year, in comparison to last year.

Waseda University was also on hand to watch the Dodgers practice.


...Ryota Igarashi threw two innings on the 5th.  He told reporters on the 6th that he wasn't that tired considering the fact that the last time he tossed two innings was 4-5 years ago (although it seems he did pitch 2 innings in an outing some time in 8/2008).

...Hisanori Takahashi told reporters on the 6th that he wants to make sure he does a better job against left-handed hitters during his outing against the Washington Nationals on the 7th (he apparently didn't do a very good job during his intra-squad appearance).


...Koji Uehara threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session on the 6th.  He only tossed 8 pitches (all fastballs) during his appearance on the 4th and wanted to work on throwing his other pitches.