Games from the 28th:
Padres 6 - Dodgers 1
Hiroki Kuroda started a the game and gave up 3 runs over 6 innings of work for his 9th loss of the year. Kuroda is now 8-9 on the year. Final line: 6 IP, 25 BF, 4 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
Cardinals 8 - Mets 7
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 7th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Takahashi is also scheduled for a start on the 31st.
Kei Igawa gave up 2 runs (both earned) in a 3 inning relief outing (that began in the 4th inning) against the triple-A Norfolk Tides on the 28th. He did not factor into the final decision. Final line: 51 (34) NP (S), 13 BF, 4 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-5 with a strikeout and an RBI against the triple-A Sacramento River Cats on the 28th. He started at short and batted second.
Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-1 against the triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on the 28th. Iwamura started at third and batted second. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after he ran into one of the fielders while legging out an infield single in his first at bat.
The Red Sox announced on the 28th that Junichi Tazawa had his right elbow examined on 26th to check on his progress. Seems everything was good and Tazawa will likely begin a throwing program early next month (August).