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9/3/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Sep.03, 2010 @ 2:29 pm, under MLB

Games from the 2nd:

Mariners - Indians
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: infield single, double to right-center, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

Count down to 200: 28 games remaining, 27 more hits needed.

Red Sox 6 - Orioles 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 4 runs over 5.2 innings of work for the win.  Matsuzaka is now 9-4 on the year.  Final line: 5.2 IP, 24 BF, 6 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Matsuzaka also topped out at 96mph (about 154km/h).

Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th with 2 outs and the Red Sox up 6-4 and retired the one batter he was brought in to face. Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Mets 4 - Braves 2
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th, with the Mets up 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his 3rd save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Kei Igawa started a triple-A game against the Buffalo Bisons on the 2nd and tossed 6.1 innings of shutout ball for his 3rd win of the year.  Igawa is now 3-4.  Final line: 94-65 NP-S, 25 BF, 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

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Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a strikeout against the triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on the 2nd.  Matsui started at second and batted first.

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Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with 2 walks, a double, 2 runs scored, and a strikeout against the triple-A Louisville Bats on the 2nd.  Iwamura started at third and batted second.

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Seems there's a chance Hisanori Takahashi might be moving on to another team in order to secure a better chance at starting. (NY Times)

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Kento Tsujimoto tossed a shutout inning in relief (9th inning) against the Orange County Flyers on the 1st.  Final line: 3 BF, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.