Games from the 1st:
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first. He went 2-for-5: strikeout swinging, ground out to third, single to center, infield single, fly out to left.
Count down to 200: 29 games remaining, 29 more hits needed.
This was Fukudome's 23rd multi-hit game of the year.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-6 with a double, a run scored, an RBI, and a strikeout against the triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on the 1st. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-4 against the triple-A Columbus Clippers on the 1st. Iwamura started at third and batted second.
It seems Kenshin Kawakami's next MLB start will be on the 3rd against the Marlins. Derek Lowe was supposed to get that start but was scratched due to discomfort in his right elbow.
Kento Tsujimoto entered the game in the top of the 6th with the bases loaded and 2 out against the Orange County Flyers on the 31st and got out of the jam with a strikeout. That was the only batter he faced in the game. Final line: 1 BF, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.