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7/31/2010: Akinori Iwamura, Takashi Saito, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Jul.31, 2010 @ 3:36 pm, under MLB

Games from the 30th:

Angels 9 - Rangers 7
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4: single to center, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.

Twins 5 - Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: fly out to center, ground out to short, single to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.  Ichiro has now hit safely in three straight games.

Royals 7 - Orioles 5
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 8th with a runner on third and 2 outs and the Orioles up, 5-4.  He retired the one batter he faced on a fly out to left.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Braves 6 - Reds 4
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 7th, with the Braves up 4-3, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the triple-A Sacramento River Cats on the 30th.  He started at short and batted second.


Akinori Iwamura apparently suffered a concussion when he ran into a player when running out an infield hit on the 28th.  From the Post-Gazette:

Indianapolis second baseman Aki Iwamura, who spent most of this season with the Pirates, was hospitalized and diagnosed with a concussion after a baserunning collision Wednesday. He ran into an infielder covering first base in the first inning of the team's 7-5 victory in Syracuse, N.Y. A CT scan and other tests came back negative, Stark said, but Iwamura will be reevaluated later in the week.

It seems Iwamura will be re-evaluated on 8/1 with hopes of returning to action as early as 8/3.