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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.