Games from the 19th:
The Mariners are currently in the middle of a 5-game losing streak.
Braves 5 - Reds 4
Kenshin Kawakami started the game and did not get a decision despite tossing 6 shutout innings (the game was decided in the 9th). Final line: 5 IP, 24 BF, 5 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Kawakami is still looking for his first victory of the year (he's currently 0-6).
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th with the Braves up, 4-0. Saito ended up allowing three runs in his 0.1 innings of work. Final line: 0.1 IP, 4 BF, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
This was Saito's third straight appearance in as many days.
Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed 76 pitches (all from the wind) in the bullpen on the 19th in preparation for his start on the 22nd against the Phillies.
Hideki Matsui will likely play left field in at least one of the three games against the Cardinals during a three game series that begins on the 21st at Busch Stadium.
Akinori Iwamura got the day off on the 19th to rest his right hamstring.