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6/20/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.20, 2011 @ 12:34 pm, under MLB

Games from the 19th:

Seattle Mariners 2 - Philadelphia Phillies 0
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: line out to short, strikeout swinging, single to right (run scored), single to right.  Ichiro has hit safely in 8 straight.  He now also has 30 multi-hit games this season.

Oakland A's 2 - San Francisco Giants 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-2: reaches on catcher interference, pop out to second, pop out to short.

New York Yankees 10 - Chicago Cubs 4
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 9th and reached on a catching error (E1).

Minnesota Twins 5 - San Diego Padres 4
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-2: walk, fly out to center, RBI ground out to third, intentional walk.

Baltimore Orioles 7 - Washington Nationals 4
Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Orioles up 7-3, and allowed a run (solo homer to the lead-off batter in the 9th) over 2 innings of work.  Final line: 2 IP, 8 BF, 19-15 NP-S, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.

Atlanta Braves 4 - Texas Rangers 2
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 7th (with runners on second and third, 2 out, and the Rangers down 4-2) and retired the one batter he faced on a ground out to short.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 4-3 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - Houston Astros 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and tossed 7 shutout innings.  He did not get the decision.  Final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 110-69 NP-S, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR.


Jacksonville Suns 3 - Mississippi Braves 1
Kenshin Kawakami entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with Mississippi down 2-0, and allowed a run over 3 innings of work.  Final line: 3 IP, 10 BF, 41-27 NP-S, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR.


The latest on Takashi Saito:

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt -

Roenicke said reliever Takashi Saito also will be examined by Raasch on Monday after experiencing continued tightness in his strained left oblique. Saito has made two rehab appearances for Class AAA Nashville but hasn't felt quite right.

No matter what that exam reveals, Roenicke said Saito would pitch again for Nashville before being considered to return to the Brewers' bullpen.

From MLB.com:

Injured Brewers right-hander Takashi Saito, on the 60-day disabled list and nursing a left rib-cage strain, will be examined in Milwaukee on Saturday to determine his progress.

Saito threw 15 pitches with Triple-A Nashville Friday night, striking out two batters.


Saito is slotted to pitch with Nashville Monday, though that could change depending on his examination.