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5/2/2010: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Matsui, Toshihisa Nishi

by on May.02, 2010 @ 2:48 pm, under MLB

Games from the 1st:

Tigers 3 - Angels 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to first, strikeout swinging, single to right, strikeout swinging.

Matsui is still one RBI away from 1,500 career NPB / MLB RBI.

Rangers 6 - Marines 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to first, sac bunt, line out to third, ground out to second, walk.

Orioles 12 - Red Sox 9
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 7 runs over 4.2 innings of work.  Final line: 95 NP, 4.2 IP, 22 BF, 7 H, 4 SO, 3 BB, 6 ER, 7 R.

"It's different than pitching in the minors, and I felt pretty good on the mound," said Matsuzaka.  "I could start talking about how some of my pitches were good, but that would be a waste of time.  There are things I need to make adjustments on before my next start.  I may have pushed a little too much because this was my first start."

Dodgers 5 - Pirates 1
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted lead-off.  He went 1-for-3: walk, single to left, strikeout looking, ground out to the catcher.

Cubs 7 - Diamondbacks 5
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 2-for-4: double to center, RBI double to left, line out to second, fly out to third, walk.

Braves 10 - Astros 1
Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-3: ground out to second, single to left, ground out to second.


Toshihisa Nishi started at second and batted ninth against the York Revolution on 5/1.  He went 2-for-4 with an RBI.