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Ryota Igarashi, Hisanori Takahashi, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Mar.14, 2010 @ 1:24 pm, under MLB

Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted second against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 13th and went 0-for-4: ground out to second, strike out, line out to short, ground out to second.  He was removed from the game in the 6th on defense.

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Hisanori Takahashi tossed three shutout innings in relief against the Detroit Tigers on the 13th.  His final line: 3 IP, 10 BF, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 R.

Ryota Igarashi spent about 30 minutes throwing into a net on the 12th.  He threw his fastball, fork, and slider while working on how he uses his lower body and timing issues.  Igarashi's next appearance will likely be against the Florida Marlins on the 14th.

Igarashi intently watched Francisco Rodriguez toss BP on the 13th.

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Kei Igawa was cut by the New York Yankees on the 13th.  Igawa is currently in the fourth year of a five year contract with the Yanks.

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Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted lead-off against the San Francisco Giants on the 13th.  He went 0-for-4: line out to center, walk, ground out to short, fly out to right, fly out to center.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka was scheduled to throw BP on the 13th but the outing was scrapped when he reported stiffness in his neck after throwing just 5 pitches in the bullpen during warm-ups.  The Red Sox will wait until the 14th before making any decisions about Matsuzaka's upcoming schedule.

Hideki Okajima's scheduled outing on the 12th was washed out because of the rain.  To make up for the lost game, Okajima started an intra-squad game on the 13th and tossed a shutout inning: two strike outs and a ground out to short.

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Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batting third against the Kansas City Royals on the 13th.  He went 0-for-3 (ground out to short, ground out to second, ground out to first) in his first road game.

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Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second against the Chicago White Sox on the 13th.  He went 1-for-2: single to left, fly out to right.  Fukudome was lifted in the 4th on defense.

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Takashi Saito tossed BP on the 13th and faced three batters.