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5/16/2011: Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara, Hisanori Takahashi

by on May.16, 2011 @ 1:15 pm, under MLB

Games from the 15th:

Chicago White Sox 4 - Oakland A's 3
Hideki Matsui entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 9th and walked; he was immediately replaced by a pinch-runner.

Baltimore Orioles 9 - Tampa Bay Rays 3
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th with a runner on first, no out, and the Orioles up 9-3; he did not allow the inherited runner to score.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 15-10 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Texas Rangers 5 - LA Angels 4
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 8th with the bases loaded, no out, and the score tied at 4.  Takahashi managed to retire two batters before being replaced, but not before giving up an RBI single to Chris Davis.  This was Takahashi's first outing since 5/7 (vs Cleveland).  Final line: 0.2 IP, 3 BF, 9-7 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Junichi Tazawa joined the Single-A Salem Red Sox on the 15th.  Tazawa had been working out at the Red Sox Fort Myers complex and also pitched in an exhibition game on the 14th where he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits over 4 innings of work.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's next start will be against the Baltimore Orioles (at Fenway Park) on the 16th.