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Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Apr.15, 2010 @ 4:35 pm, under MLB

Games from the 14th:

Angels 5 - Yankees 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 with a walk: fly out to left, strikeout, strikeout, walk, strikeout.  Matsui does not have a hit since his walk-off hit on the 10th.

Red Sox 6 - Twins 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 7th with the Red Sox up, 3-2, and runners on first and second and two out.  He tossed 0.1 innings and faced two batters, intentionally walking the first (Joe Mauer) after a passed ball allowed runners to advance to second and third..

Mariners 4 - Athletics 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 2-for-5: fly out to center, ground out to short, infield single, strikeout, single to right.

Rockies 6 - Mets 5
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th with the score tied and topped out at 156km/h (97mph).  He tossed a perfect inning: fly out to right, strikeout, ground out to to second.

Braves 6 - Padres 1
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th and did not give up any runs.  He faced four batters and gave up one hit and struck out two.

Cardinals 2 - Astros 1
Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, ground out to first, ground out to short, ground out to short.  Matsui was taken out of the line-up in the 8th on defense.

Cubs 7 - Brewers 6
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI: single to right, double play, line out to first, sac fly to left, 2-run single to right.

Giants 6 - Pirates 0
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, ground out to first, strikeout, ground out to second.

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Koji Uehara posted on his personal blog that he held his second bullpen session since hurting his left hamstring and that he was at about 70%.  He also mentioned that at this point, he's feeling a lot of anxiety about re-injuring himself.

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There was a suicide at Le Parker Meridien (a 39 year-old-man jumped out of the 42nd floor and landed on the road in front of the building) on the 13th, the hotel where the Angels are staying.  Matsui was able to avoid the nastiness since he has his own apartment in Manhattan.  But a few of the players apparently saw the aftermath.