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4/18/2010: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ryota Igarashi, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Apr.18, 2010 @ 4:12 pm, under MLB

Games from the 17th:

Mariners 4 - Tigers 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-3: double to right and stolen base, triple to right-center, single to center, walk.

Angels 6 - Blue Jays 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4 with an RBI: fly out to third, RBI double to center, ground out to first, strikeout.

Astros 4 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to pitcher, fly out to third, strikeout, single to center, strikeout.

Rockies 4 - Braves 0
Kenshin Kawakami started the game and tossed 5 innings while giving up 4 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts.  He took the loss, his second of the season.

Kawakami's opponent, Ubaldo Jimenez, tossed a no-no.

Pirates 5 - Reds 4
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, fly out to right, strikeout, strikeout.

Mets 2 - Cardinals 1
Both Ryota Igarashi and Hisanori Takahashi had a chance to pitch in the 20-inning (!) game.

Igarashi entered the game in the 8th: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 R, 0 ER
Takahashi entered the game in the 13th: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 SO, 0 R, 0 ER

Minors

Ryohei Tanaka started a AA game on the 16th and went 6 innings while giving up 2 runs (both earned) on 5 hits, a walk, and 2 strikeouts.  He did not factor into the decision.

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Looks like Daisuke Matsuzaka will be back in the Majors after minor league start on the 21st.

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Kazuo Matsui has not played in two straight games.