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7/22/2010: Hideki Matsui, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Takashi Saito

by on Jul.22, 2010 @ 4:00 pm, under MLB

Games from the 21st:

Yankees 10 - Angels 6
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to first, fly out to left, 2-run homer, strikeout, ground out to the pitcher.

Matsui played the outfield at the New Yankee Stadium for the first time in his career.

Mariners 2 - White Sox 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, ground out to the pitcher, strikeout swinging, line out to third, sac hit.

Astros 4 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, walk, ground out to second, single to center, strikeout swinging, walk.

Padres 6 - Braves 4
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 11th inning, with the score tied at 4-4, and tossed a scoreless inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


Daisuke Matsuzaka's next start will likely be on the 25th against the Mariners.  That means it'll be the first time Matsuzaka and Ichiro Suzuki face off against each other since 7/22/2008.


Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-2 with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts against the triple-A Sacramento River Cats on the 21st.  Matsui started at second and batted second.


Akinori Iwamura 0-for-3 with a run scored and 2 walks against the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs on the 21st.  Iwamura started at third and batted second.