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8/12/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Takashi Saito, Eri Yoshida

by on Aug.12, 2010 @ 2:54 pm, under MLB

Games from the 11th:

Angels 2 - Royal 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, single to left, strikeout swinging, fly out to left.

Athletics 5 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: line out to left, ground out to first, single to center, ground out to short.

Giants 5 - Cubs 4
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th and hit an infield single.

Rockies 6 - Mets 2
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 8th with Mets up 2-1 and gave up 2 runs over 0.2 innings of work.  Takahashi picked up his 2nd loss as a reliever and is now 7-6 on the year.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Braves 8 - Astros 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 10th with the Braves up 8-2 and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts against the triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks on the 11th.  Matsui started at short and batted ninth.

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Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the triple-A Norfolk Tides on the 11th.  Iwamura started at third and batted second.

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Ryohei Tanaka gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings in relief against the double-A Portland Sea Dogs on the 11th.  Tanaka entered the game in the 6th and was not involved in the final decision.  Final line: 8 BF, 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's next start will be on the 11th against the Texas Rangers.

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Eri Yoshida's next start will be on the 20th against Maui.  That's the same team where Kent Tsujimoto is playing this year.

Mac Suzuki started a game on the 10th against the Tucson Toros and gave up 2 runs over 7 innings of work for a victory.  Final line: 103 (63) NP (S), 28 BF, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.