Games from 8/1:
Ichiro has now been held hitless in 7 of 18 post-All-Star break games.
Kazuo Matsui went 2-for-3 with a run scored against the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on the 1st. Matsui started at short and batted second.
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th and tossed two shutout inning against the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs on the 1st. Igarashi picked up the win and is now 1-1. Final line: 27 (14) NP (SO), 7 BF, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.