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6/24/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Takashi Saito

by on Jun.24, 2011 @ 4:23 pm, under MLB

Games from the 23rd:

Washington Nationals 1 - Seattle Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to second, single to center, ground out to first.  Ichiro has now hit safely in 11 straight.

San Francisco Giants 2 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th and struck out swinging.  He also remained in the game and took over at short in the bottom of the 8th.


Omaha Storm Chasers 8 - Nashville Sounds 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 8th, with Nashville down 6-2, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 11-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.


Hideki Matsui's 4 strikeouts in yesterday's game against the New York Mets was a first for him in the Majors.  Matsui got the day off on the 23rd for the first time in 13 games.


Takashi Saito tossed a shutout inning on the 23rd.  Assuming he's fine, he'll get another chance to pitch on the 26th and could be activated sometime next week.