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5/28/2010: Kazuo Matsui, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Akinori Iwamura

by on May.28, 2010 @ 5:27 pm, under MLB

Games from the 27th:

Royals 4 - Red Sox 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 3 runs over 4.2 innings of work.  He took the loss and is now 3-2 on the year.  Final line: 4.2 IP, 25 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 8 BB, 1 HBP, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 WP.

Matsuzaka also matched a career high 5 walks in one inning (the 5th).

Said Matsuzaka, "My lower body wasn't following along properly.  This is the result of only being able to rely on my upper body.  I also felt a little tightness from my last start.  Ideally, you make adjustments when you're not at your best, but I couldn't do that today."

Cubs 1 - Dodgers 0
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to center, line out to left, single to center.

Reds 8 - Pirates 2
Akinori Iwamura
entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 7th (2 out, runner on third) and collected an RBI single to center.  He has now collected a hit in five straight games.  It was Iwamura's first RBI hit since 4/16 and his first RBI single 4/27.

Braves 8 - Marlins 3
Takashi Saito entered the game in the seventh with 1 out and runners on first and second and the Braves up, 5-3.  Saito got out of the inning without allowing a run and ultimately tossed a total 1.2 shutout innings.  Final line: 1.2 IP, 6 BF, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted first in a triple-A game on the 27th against the Omaha Royals.  He went 0-for-2: walk, ground out to short, strikeout looking.  Matsui was taken out of the game on offense in the 8th.