Games from the 29th:
Ichiro now has 208 hits on the year.
Angels 2 - Athletics 1
Hideki Matsui entered the game in the bottom of the 10th as a pinch-hitter and got an intentional walk. Matsui stayed in the line-up after the at bat and took over in left in the top of the 11th.
White Sox 5 - Red Sox 2
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 7th, with the bases loaded and no out and the Red Sox down 4-1, and managed to get out of the inning without allowing a run to score (strikeout looking, GIDP). Final line: 1 IP, 2 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Brewers 8 - Mets 7 (Game 1)
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 3rd, with runners on first and two out and the Mets down 6-0. Igrashi retired the first batter he faced in the 3rd and retired the side in the 4th. Final line: 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 8th, with runners on first and second and two out and the score tied at 7, and allowed the inherited runner on second to cross the plate on a single to center. Final line: 1.1 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Regarding his free agent status, Hiroki Kuroda told reporters that nothing was definite (as in everything was starting over from the beginning).
Takashi Saito tossed a bullpen session on the 29th, his first since hurting his right shoulder. Saito tossed a total 27 pitches and later told reporters that his shoulder was feeling fine and that he felt relieved there was no pain. Saito could be activated as early as 10/1.