Games from the 31st:
Ichiro closed out the month of July with a career low .246 batting average and apparently told reporters that he didn't even want to think about.
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 9th, with the Red Sox trailing 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief for the victory and improved to 4-3 on the year. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Mets 5 - Diamondbacks 4
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and gave up just 1 run over 6 innings of work. He did not factor into the final decision. Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 7 H, 10 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.
Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on the 31st. He started at short and batted second.
Ryohei Tanaka entered the game in the 6th and gave up a run over 2 innings of work against the double-A New Britain Rock Cats on the 31st. He did not factor into the final decision. Final line: 8 BF, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.