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Hideki Matsui, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Apr.07, 2010 @ 6:47 pm, under MLB

Games from April 6th:

Athletics 2 - Mariners 1
Ichiro started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3 with a walk -> single to left (picked off), foul out to left, ground out to first, walk.

Twins 5 - Angels 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-3 with a walk -> strikeout, lined out double play, walk, ground out to second.

Before the game, long distance runner Naoko Takahashi threw out the ceremonial first pitch with Matsui behind the play.  She threw 60 practice pitches prior to her outing and wore the number 9 (her nickname is Q-chan, and Q is a homonym for the number 9).

Seems the Angels also got into the Guinness record book for most fans wearing a fleece blanket of one color.

Yankees 6 - Red Sox 4
Hideki Okajima appeared in his 200th MLB game.  His outing didn't go quite as well though as he allowed the go ahead run to score (albeit with the help of an error) -> 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 R, 0 ER.  Okajima was saddled with the loss.

Giants 3 - Astros 0
Kazuo Matsui did not play in the game.


Now in his 10th MLB season, Ichiro Suzuki will now apparently be officially eligible for the MLB Baseball Hall of Fame 5 years after he retires.