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Hideki Matsui, Junichi Tazawa, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Apr.08, 2010 @ 5:17 pm, under MLB

Games from April 7th:

Giants 10 - Astros 4
Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, ground out to short, strikeout, ground out to third.

Braves 3 - Cubs 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout, fly out to right, ground out to third, single to center (stolen base).

Twins 4 - Angels 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 3-for-4: single to right, single to center, double into the gap in right-center, fly out to third.

Marlins 7 - Mets 6
Hisanori Takahashi made his major league debut.  He entered the game in the 10th and allowed a run to score on a sac hit.  His final line: 0.1 IP, 4 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER.  Takahashi recorded his first official MLB loss.

Ryota Igarashi warmed up in the 7th and 8th but did not pitch.

Pirates 4 - Dodgers 3
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: walk, ground out to third, walk, ground out to pitcher -> double play, ground out to second.

Athletics 6 - Mariners 5
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to left, ground out to short, single to right, ground out to short, walk.  He also committed a fielding error in the 4th.

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Hiroki Kuroda threw 36 pitches in the bullpen on the 6th in preparation for his start against the Florida Marlines on the 9th.

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It appears Hideki Matsui will be starting in left in a game against the Minnesota Twins on the 8th.  It'll be his first official game since 6/15/2008.  Matsui did play left in four games during exhibition play.

The number of Japanese firms placing ads at Angels Stadium has increased from 3 companies to 11 companies.

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The Red Sox announced on the 6th that Junichi Tazawa had surgery without any major complications.