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5/29/2010: Hideki Matsui, Hideki Okajima, Ryota Igarashi

by on May.29, 2010 @ 3:40 pm, under MLB

Games from the 28th:

Mariners 8 - Angels 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to second, single to center, single to left, fly out to short, HBP.

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, fly out to short.

Royals 12 - Red Sox 5
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th with the Red Sox trailing 10-5.  Okajima did not have a very good outing, giving up hits to the first three batters he faced: double to left, 2-run homer, single to left.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 5 BF, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Braves 7 - Pirates 3
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to second, ground out to short.

Cardinals 7 - Cubs 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: single to center, single to right, ground out to second, ground out to short, fly out to left.  It was Fukudome's 11th multi-hit game of the season.

Brewers 2 - Mets 0
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th with 1 out and the score tied at 0-0.  He then gave up an infield single, and one out later, a 2-run, walk-off homer to Corey Hart.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.  Igarashi picked up his first loss of his MLB career.

Igarashi also celebrated his 31st birthday on the 28th.

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Sponchi is carrying a story about a pet cat named Nana that Hideki Matsui brought home with him when he was in elementary school.  And according to Matsui's father it was because of Nana that Matsui hit a home run on the 26th.  Why all of a sudden?  Matsui's father recently purchased a plushie cat, that had a striking resemblance to Nana, as a birthday gift for his son.