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4/26/2010: Hideki Matsui goes 0-for-4, puts off 1,000 for another day

by on Apr.26, 2010 @ 11:06 am, under MLB

Games from the 25th:

Angels 8 - Yankees 4
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 and failed to record his 1,000th career MLB hit: fly out to right, fly out to center, fly out to left, ground out to third.

Said Matsui, "There were all hitting mistakes.  [That ground out to third] was a pitch on the inside corner that I wanted to check my swing on, but ended up making contact. ... I was a little late on my swing [when I flied out to right]."

White Sox 3 - Mariners 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, ground out to short, ground out to second, single to left.

Orioles 7 - Red Sox 6
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 7th with 2 outs and the Red Sox up, 4-1.  He ended up allowing three runs to score (RBI double to Nick Markakis and a 2-run homer to Miguel Tejada) before getting out of the inning.  Okajima's final line: 1.1 IP, 7 BF, 3 H, 1 SO, 2 R, 2 ER.

Astros 10 - Pirates 3
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: single to right, ground out to the pitcher, strike out looking, ground out to second, ground out to short.

Kazuo Matsui did not play.

Cubs 12 - Brewers 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 3-for-4: walk, 2-run homer to center, double to right-center, single to center, walk, fly out to left.


Koji Uehara could be making a return to the MLB roster as early as 4/30.  But before he does, he'll pitch in two AA games on the 27th and 29th.


Hisanori Takahashi was given the ball from his first victory, but it seems he doesn't think it's the right ball.  He said he also had a chance to talk to Kenshin Kawakami and managed to get some advice from him.