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6/14/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Jun.14, 2011 @ 3:48 pm, under MLB

From games on the 13th:

LA Angels 6 - Seattle Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: single to center (steals second, run scored), strikeout swinging, infield single (steals second), ground out to second.  For Ichiro it was his 26th multi-hit game of the season.  He's now also just 1 stolen base away from 400.

Chicago Cubs 1 - Milwaukee Brewers 0
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the top of the 9th.  He did not get a chance to hit.

Cincinnati Reds 6 - Los Angeles Dodgers 4
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 4 runs (2 earned) over 6.1 innings of work.  Final line: 6.1 IP, 27 BF, 104-69 NP-S, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR.  Kuroda took the loss and is now 5-8 on the year.

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Toledo Mud Hens 2 - Rochester Red Wings 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted first.  He went 2-for-3: ground out to second, walk, single to right, single to right.

Columbus Clippers 8 - Buffalo Bisons 2
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 9th and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 12-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Kei Igawa started his 73rd career game at Triple-A Scranton on the 12th and tied the franchise record.  A little more on the record from the Times Leader:

Igawa's return made a mark on the franchise record book. Sunday was his 73rd career start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, tying Pat Combs atop that list. He passed Combs for first on the Yankees' career innings pitched mark, jumping up to 457 2/3. And the solo home run he allowed to Syracuse's Jeff Frazier that tied the game in the bottom of the fifth put him in sole possession of first for career round-trippers surrendered by a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitcher (56).

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The latest on Takashi Saito, from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Assistant general manager Gord Ash said Monday that Saito had gotten past the upper back tightness that scratched a scheduled rehab outing Sunday with Class A Wisconsin. Saito will report Tuesday to Class AAA Nashville.

Ash said the original plan was for Saito to pitch Tuesday and Thursday for Nashville, then return to the Brewers this weekend in Boston. Now those outings might be pushed back to Wednesday and Friday, with more to follow.

"With this experience, he'll probably have to go a couple more times just to make sure," said Ash.

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Wearing a t-shirt and jeans, Daisuke Matsuzaka visited a hospital in Los Angeles on the 13th for a follow-up exam that lasted about 40 minutes.  He did not speak to the press before leaving.  Matsuzaka was also expected to return to Boston the same day.

One comment on “6/14/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Hiroki Kuroda

  1. EJH

    How depressing that must be for Igawa. I’ll bet when he left for America he never imagined his legacy would eventually be having his name pasted all over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre record book. If he wouldn’t have to give up so much money to do it, I imagine he’d probably prefer to be playing in Japan at this point.

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