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6/29/2010: Ryota Igarashi, Kei Igawa, Kazuo Matsui

by on Jun.29, 2010 @ 2:39 pm, under MLB

Games on the 28th:

Marlins 10 - Mets 3
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 8th, with the Mets down 7-3, and gave up three runs (on a three run homer) during an inning work.  Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 2 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

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Kenshin Kawakami appears to have lost his spot in the rotation and will be heading to the bullpen.

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Kei Igawa started a game against the triple-A Rochester Red Wings on the 28th and gave up 3 runs over 5.2 innings of work.  He did not factor in the decision.  Final line: 83 (43) NP (S), 23 BF, 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

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Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout against the triple-A Portland Beavers on the 28th.  He started at second and batted eighth.

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The Mets rookies, including Ryota Igarashi and Hisanori Takahashi were forced to dress up in women's US soccer uniforms for last night's trip to Puerto Rico.

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Ichiro Suzuki still leads all AL outfielders in the All-Star balloting, but it seems his lead is beginning to dwindle: Ichiro has only a 18,554 vote lead over Josh Hamilton, who until last week was in third place (a gap of 136,775 votes).  Hideki Matsui continues to trail behind Vladimir Guerrero for Designated Hitters and Joe Mauer paces all AL players with 3,968,039 votes.