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9/17/2010: Hideki Matsui, Pete Rose and Ichiro

by on Sep.17, 2010 @ 1:52 pm, under MLB

Games from the 16th:

Indians 3 - Indians 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-5: strikeout looking, single to left, solo homer (20) to right-center, strikeout swinging, ground out to short.

This is Matsui's second straight season of 20 or more homers (and 5th overall since joining the Majors).  Matsui also extended his hitting streak to 9 games.


Rick Reilly's (ESPN) interview with Pete Rose is making the rounds in the Japanese media.

A list of articles (the last two are in English):

ピート・ローズ氏 イチローの日米通算安打に異論《ヒルマニア》 - Sports Hochi

ローズ氏がイチ斬り「世界一幸運な男」 - Nikkan Sports

ローズ氏 日本は「3Aレベル」イチローは「幸運」 - Sponichi

日本野球は「3Aレベル」?評価分かれるイチローの記録 - Sponichi

The Hot Corner / Put Rose, Ichiro in perspective - Yomiuri (Jim Allen)

MLB COMMENTARY/ Ichiro's 'Wayback Machine' set to dial in on Pete Rose - Asahi (Kinya Nishimura)