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5/22/2010: Ryota Igarashi, Akinori Iwamura

by on May.22, 2010 @ 8:45 pm, under MLB

Games on the 21st:

Mariners 15 - Padres 8
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: fly out to third, RBI single to right, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher, strikeout swinging.

Braves 7 - Pirates 0
Akinori Iwamura entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and struck out swinging.

Prior to the game, Iwamura tested his right hamstring by taking some grounders in the field and running the bases.  Assuming he's feeling fine tomorrow, he should be back in the starting line-up again.

Rangers 2 - Cubs 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: walk, ground out to second, ground out to second, strikeout looking, fly out to short.

Yankees 2 - Mets 1
Hisanori Takahashi started his first MLB game and tossed 6 shutout innings; he threw a total 101 pitches.  Final: 6 IP, 23 BF, 5 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


Ryota Igarashi made relief appearances in two triple-A games in as many days.

5/20 vs Buffalo Bisons: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

5/21 vs Buffalo Bisons: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Igarashi topped out at 93mph (150km/h) during his outing on the 20th.