Games on the 27th:
Ichiro has hit safely in 10 straight games.
Count down to 200: 34 games remaining, 35 more hits needed.
Akiko Wada (singer) was in the stands watching Ichiro play.
Matsui's 10-game hitting streak came to an end.
Koji Uehara tossed a shutout 9th for his 3rd save of the year. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Mets 2 - Marlins 1
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th with runners on first and third and 1 out. Takahashi did allow an inherited run to score, but still managed to protect the lead and recorded his 2nd save of the year. Final line: 0.2 IP, 3 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Kazuo Matsui went 3-for-5 with a strikeout and a run scored against the triple-A Salt Lake Bees on the 27th. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Kenshin Kawakami started a triple-A game against the Durham Bulls on the 27th and gave up 3 runs (all earned) over 5.1 innings of work and did not get a decision. Final line: 99-68 NP-S, 24 BF, 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR.
Terry Francona announced on the 27th that Daisuke Matsuzaka's next scheduled start will be on 9/2 (vs the Orioles). Matsuzaka was supposed to start the game on the 27th against the Rays, but back pains sidelined him.