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2/27/2011: Hiroki Kuroda, Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Feb.27, 2011 @ 12:09 pm, under MLB

Exhibition games from the 26th:

LA Angels 4 - LA Dodgers 1
Hiroki Kuroda started the game against the Los Angeles Angels and tossed 2 shutout innings (1 H, 1 SO) -- he retired the side in order in the first and gave up a 1-out single to right in the second before inducing a double play.


Ichiro Suzuki told reporters that he had nothing more to say about the money he donated to Miyazaki.

UPDATE @ 3:35pm - Ichiro took part in fan appreciation day on the 26th.  He'll also be starting in right and batting first in an exhibition game against the San Diego Padres on the 27th.


Hideki Matsui was supposed to bat third in an intra-squad game on the 26th, but was dropped down to fourth at the last minute because he arrived late.  His excuse: he was working out on a stationary bicycle and thought he still had more time before the start of the game.


Tsuyoshi Nishioka will be starting at second and batting second during an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox on the 27th.


Kenshin Kawakami is scheduled to arrive in Orlandon, FL on 3/1 and will join the team for practice beginning on 3/2.